The next Tamiya build after the Stealth fighter is kit #61061, F4U-1D Corsair, I will be building this as RNZAF tri color scheme.
So let’s take a peek what’s in the box. As I pop the lid.
I have had this kit in the stash since the mid-90’s. Getting it from Discount Hobbies in Utica, NY, remember them. Good guy Jim. The instruction sheet is typical standard Tamiya layout, easy to follow fold out pages, and suggested paints using the Tamiya brand as a guide with mix ratios to acquire the correct shade.
Decals for 3 Glossy Sea Blue Schemes.
Sprue A, contains the fuselage, prop, main wheels, engines and some of the interior pieces of the cockpit.
Engines are 2 pieces, 2 rows of the radial cylinders, separate crank case cover, nice details that will be enhanced with washes.
The seat and side consoles.
The spoked wheels are correct for this version and also for the RNZAF bird.
The fuselage halves have molded in stringers in the cockpit area and tail wheel bay.
Tamiya gives the option of open or closed cowl flap rings.
Well detailed cowl
Sprue B, most of the wing components are on this sprue, flaps, center wing/fuselage panel, upper and lower wing panels, flaps and wing fold details.
The center wing/fuselage panel and wing intakes.
Wing fold inserts, nice details.
Inner and outer flaps, in the down position, they can be assembled in the up or neutral position.
The wheel bay interior built into the upper inner wing root panel.
Sprue C, contains the drop tanks, rear cockpit bulkhead, cockpit details and pylons.
Rear bulkhead and and rudder pedals.
Finally still in the bag to keep safe, the clear sprue.
next some pre painting as we get this first build of 2021 started.
More to follow.