A good friend recently gifted me with an old 1/72nd Hawk F4U-1D Corsair kit. Since I had built many of them in my earlier years of modeling (the original kits came out around 1959), I figured I'd go ahead and give it a shot. The kit is basic-bas[...]
The Hobbyboss kit is proof that newer isn't necessarily better, but as an old Hasegawa F4U-4 was the first model I built upon returning to the hobby I felt that 3 years later it was time to have a stab at another F4U-4. In fact, I decided to bui[...]
What inspires you to choose a kit or a scheme? For this model it was a post on this very forum that is a large reason.
My long term goal is to build a Corsair of every variant in 1/48, starting from the simple F4U-1 by Tamiya and ending in a sc[...]
After getting more into the hobby and posting on a few other places, I've decided to make an account here and post my most recent builds. Critique is always important, and keeping confined to one forum or social media can limi[...]
Presented for review: Aéronavale F4U-7 F.14.9, USN Bureau No 133690, by Heller, in 1/48. As noted in many French F4U articles, the black and yellow ID stripes were for 'Operation Musketeer', aka the Suez Crisis of 1956.
Heller did very few [...]
Hi everyone, this time, I built yet another Corsair. I wanted to make it more detailed so I used Eduard PE seatbelts and resin wheels. I also wanted to open up one wing and add in a gunbay. I wasn’t able to find any resin gunbays but I did have [...]
1/32 scale Tamiya Vought F4U-1A CORSAIR VF-17 US Navy military aircraft from World War II, February 1944 Bougainville, New Guinea. Flown by pilot Ira C. Kepford.
Technical data: Tamiya kit, aftermarket details: Eduard wheels, HGW seatbelts, Mon[...]
Hello! This is a kit I finished around 2006. I remember I used a Verlinden resin and photo-etch detail set for the first time to show one wing folded and the inside of the gun bay on the other wing. I remember doing a lot of cutting and sanding [...]