My recently completed Corsair with a few extras added. Unfortunately the aerial rigging got washed out in the photo, but it's there.
This was a wonderful model to build.
One from the vault, back in 2002, before the dawn of digital photography. The Tamiya F4U-1D with the CMK resin conversion to create an F4U-4.
The F4U Corsair was supposed to be the next fleet defense fighter for the Navy when it was ordered in [...]
When Tamiya came out with their excellent Corsair, I had to jump at the chance to build one. Of coarse this led to another and another, and so on. You know how that is !
Plenty has been said about the kit, over the last few years so I'll skip th[...]
I haven't posted in a bit as I continue on with my Trumpeter A-1H build. I decided I wanted a pilot in the cockpit, but my choices in 1/32 were pretty much.....nadda. The ZM pilot is hard to find, and not all that great. Aerobonus does howeve[...]
While working on the two armor kits I recently posted I listened to the Audible version of Tom Cleaver’s Holding the Line, a Book about the naval air war in Korea. The book was very enjoyable and inspired me to build a Korean War Corsair. I went[...]
This time I present a model of which the sprues are even older than I am.
It is the Corsair F4U-4 (1/48) from Revell dated 1963.
The model represents a plane from VMF-214 Black Sheep squadron in July 1951.
Got this model from my daughter as a f[...]
My pride & joy F2G Corsair got ruined by my stupidity.........I should have did an experiment before I put the soda on the model..........RJW
The Tamiya Corsairs are know as one of the best kits of this legendary aircraft, and rightfully so. They are fun to build, and create a very good representation of this aircraft.
This particular model represents an F4U flown by Major Ma[...]
At the 1976 Rickenbacker AFB Airshow I saw my first Corsair...love at first sight. The Canadian Warplane Heritage had owned and operated her for years before selling her to Brian Reynolds. Brian owns and operates the Olympic Flight Museum near S[...]
This is my Tamiya RNZAF Corsair.
It's a beautiful kit and really needs no aftermarket to make a fantastic model.
Nonetheless I added some HGW seatbelts as well as Barracuda cockpit stencils and various bits of wiring to the cockpit.
I also made [...]