As many successful constructions, also Corsair is real beauty beast - robust, durable, reliable, serving in many countries can deliver deadly ordnance to whatever target.
Its upperwing allowing to carry large variety of bombs, rockets, electroni[...]
In 1984 I wanted to build a 1/32 scale Corsair, but there was no kit and I had no experience in what they called "scratch-building," including "vac-u-forming" parts. In fact, I had no idea what "vac-u-forming" ment.
I was told to build a box an[...]
This build brought back memories of my childhood on the '50s, early '60s building Monogram F6Fs. Though the surface detail is great, typical Eduard, i felt the need to replace many smaller detail parts with the following.
Brassin resin P&W r[...]
I read an interview with Cook Cleland about racing in Cleveland and he said something to the effect "I had to win it, I was mortgaged up to my eyeballs!", that always struck me as funny. He sure fielded some beautiful Corsairs. The decals for #5[...]
the Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat came on the scene too late to serve the U.S. Navy in WW11.. they were on the carriers halfway across the Pacific when the war with Japan ended...it was the fastest thing Grumman ever came up with to that point and pil[...]
Hi all , it's been a while since my last posting but here we are. This is an Arii kit of the brilliant F4U Corsair, it seems strange for me to say that as a lifelong modeller I've never built one of these before in any scale so when I saw it on [...]
Here are some images of my 1:72 Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair, as it flew from the USS Cape Gloucester off Okinawa in 1945.
The kit, actually my first Tamiya ever, is a joy to build with great fit and all. However, it is too bad the flaps are only mol[...]
Have not been active for a while so here is a little something I have been working on and recently finished. Tamiya have made a really amazing kit with an adequate level of detail. There were very few issues during the building, painting and wea[...]
29th of May 1940: Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division test pilot Lyman Bullard, Jr. took the U.S. Navy’s new prototype fighter, the XF4U-1, Bu. No. 1443, for its first flight at the Bridgeport Municipal Airport, Bridgeport, Connecticut. The hull[...]