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Scott Nelson
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Academy F4U-1

January 28, 2023 · in Aviation · · 8 · 0.6K

I picked up this kit (which included the Fairey FD-2 kit from FROG) at a recent contest for a very reasonable price from a friend running a vendor table.

It seems kits can be “hit or miss” in quality. I think this one is good. The cockpit is not as accurate as it could be but for what one can see through the canopy, it's sufficient with the addition of some seatbelts. Fit is quite good and the engraved panel lines are crisp and consistent.

I used Mr Color Midnight Blue, Medium Blue and White for the camo. I mixed in some Medium sea Grey to add variation to both blues. Tamiya Smoke was used for exhaust stains and various Vallejo weathering pencils for added weathering.

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  1. Great workmanship displayed on this F4U ! Paint looks really nice

  2. Really nice Corsair Scott. The paint and weathering look great, especially as it is in 72nd scale. My eyes bleed just thinking about it!

  3. Amazing result, Scott!

  4. Looks like a real bargain, Scott, nicely built and finished.

  5. Amazing result, Scott @guitarhack5
    This result in 1/72 definitely requires a lot of skills.
    The applied scheme and weathering does look very nice.

  6. Awesome work Scott. The painting and weathering really make it come alive. Looks like one well used Corsair.

  7. Nicely done! Great looking scheme.

  8. A great-looking Corsair! Well done.

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