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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair "Birdcage"

Tamiya's 1/32 is a top-notch design and surface detail kit. A significant part of why I consider this kit the best ever propeller aircraft model made relates to its size and historic background. With the petite surface details and larger [...]

Jim Sullivan Group Build: 1/48 Birdcage F4U-1 and US Marines in Santa Barbara

In 1941 construction began on the new Santa Barbara Municipal Airport on California’s southern coastline 7 miles west of the city in the town of Goleta. The airport is almost smack dab on the beach facing the Pacific Ocean and the [...]

1st LT Walter "Tiger" Thomas Mayberry, USMC Reserve, VMF-123 F4U-1 "Birdcage" Corsair Bureau Number 02351, March, 4th, 1944 Tunnel Hill Massacre near Rabaul Tamiya 1/48 Corsair

This is a true story about one of our local hometown "Daytona Beach" men, who went to War, and never made it back home. His name was Walter Mayberry. He was a very gifted and talented "American" football player (not [...]

Crippled Corsair

If I have to name one plane that I really love and admire, that would be the F4U Corsair, especially the wartime variants. Actually this plane got me into scale modelling. When I was young, I came across with Revell's antic 1:32 Corsair, [...]

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair - Ken Walsh

Ken Walsh was the first Corsair Ace while serving with VMF-124 arriving on Guadalcanal in February 1943. Walsh claimed his first three Japanese planes on 1 April 1943 and two more in his next combat action, 13 May 1943. Walsh brought his [...]

Flying Leathernecks...1/48 Vought F4U-1 Corsair, VMF-213 "Hell Hawks", USMC

Here´s my dad´s newest model. Tamiya kit, Eduard seatbelts, EZ line for brake lines and antenna wires, painted with a blue-gray selfmix /Tamiya XF-18 + XF-2) and Gunze H51 Light Gull Grey. Wanted to use HGW wet transfers. My dad tried [...]