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Vought F4U-4B

VF-884 Bitter Birds Home based at NAS , Kansas. KoreanWar. -Flevo Decals. - -4B kit. -Barracuda resin wheels G- Factor landing gear. - Barracuda cockpit decals, aftermarket seatbelts -Model Master, Tamiya, Alclad gloss coat. - ignition wires added to rockets, added T, wire , and EZ line antenna. - VF-884 was a Naval Reserve squadron and when the pilots were recalled for Korea there was some grumbling. As a result, the squadron badge was a Jayhawk and the nickname became “Bitter Birds”. This is very cool for me, since most of my life has been spent within easy driving distance to this former base.

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11 responses

  1. Quite the quality model!

  2. Looking great. I'd like to do another F4U-4, not sure I'm willing to shell out for all the resin needed to make a good one in 1/48

  3. Great job, Steve!

  4. Well done, Steve (@jimmiesteve). Your weathering and fine details really bring the best out of this kit.

  5. Nice build! I’m reading the book Devotion in which the F4U-4 figures prominently.

  6. Another great build, Steve @jimmiesteve

  7. Hi Steve, all seven builds that you’ve posted are excellent, and deserve praise. However, and I hope you don’t mind me saying this, iModeler is a social modelling site, and posting so many builds at one time isn’t very sociable, you’ve grabbed most of the space on the front page for yourself.

  8. A great collection of recent builds! I love the scheme on the Claude and the P-6, and the Peashooter is fantastic. Well done.

  9. Great looking Corsair! Really like the VF-884 "Bitter Birds"/Jayhawk markings.

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