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Revell F4U-4 Corsair VMF-214 “Black Sheep” Squadron, off the USS Sicily (CVE-118) Korea 1951

This model was ok to build but the wing to wing roots presented a problem in the fit of them. But with patience, I finished it. The decals are of good quality and I had extras which I reapplied two times because I had the wrong placement the first time. I tried to give this a certain weathered look by painting it flat black rather than Granite Gray Matt color as the instructions implied.

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11 responses

  1. A great result out of the Revell kit, Emmet! Looks very imposing in matt black!

  2. She looks really great, Emmet @bmolloy
    A very nice achievement.

  3. Great result, thanks for sharing!

  4. Another nice one! Well done.

  5. Another nice looking Corsair, great job.

  6. That’s a great job on a difficult kit to build. You made is nice Korean War bird though .

  7. Thank you. The wings to the roots is what makes this kit difficult. And I have read reviews from others who say the same thing. Revell ought to take a lesson from Tamiya. So now, I am doing something a bit different. I have another exact kit. I painted all the parts that require painting while on the sprues. I have applied all the decals before any assembly. The kit is all in the box awaiting assembly in about two weeks. But there is something different. I left the entire fuselage and tail and wings the color it came, right out of the box. Unpainted gray. The decals look good. I just want to see how this assembles without any paint on the wings where they attach. I will use, as usual, the Tamiya extra thin cement. And to tell you the truth, I haven’t done an unpainted model since I was a kid. But I did paint the bombs, drop tank, engine, propeller, struts, cockpit, rockets, wheels, tail hook and any other parts that required paint. But not the main body parts. I painted the pilot too. And it is a lot easier applying the decals, I see, before the aircraft is glued together, especially the tiny decals that go onto the propeller. But I got them all on it. Just something different. I am interested to see how it goes together this way. My wife goes to the shore with her friend in two weeks and then I will assemble this. Gives me something to do to occupy my time. The house gets too lonely with her away. It’s just me and the chihuahua.

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