I studied the tail wheel photo that I had, then looked at the tail wheel parts that came in the kit. As you can see I only used the kit's tire and the "U" bracket.
It was "cut and fit" a few times and after it was all put together it looked lik[...]
This is my final rendition of the 1/32 scale F2G Cockpit. Some photo's have different dates on them. Another modeler who had his own "cast-resin" company and I got together and I made some "master" parts, then he cast them for me. He and his bus[...]
My first F2G Corsair that I built in 1984/85 had a F4U-1A Cockpit and radial engine. I got smart and did some research then went to Mesa, Arizona/USA in 1986 to see the only remaining F2G Corsair at Doug Champlin's aircraft museum. I took some [...]
I was new at scratch-building model parts back in the 1980's. As time went by I got better at it. Looking back on my model building career, I wonder why I didn't just stay in the "Out-of-the Box" category?
This Corsair project turned into a rea[...]
I converted a 1/24 scale Airfix P-51D to a P-51B for a client. Gee-whiz, holy cow, I had no idea how much work was involved when I took on this project, however, day by day it all came together as I had no drawing's nor measurement's to guide me[...]
Well while we try and stay coronavirus free I am doing a lot of model building. Here is my finished Tamiya 1/48 scale F4-U Corsair. I have to say this was the worst fitting Tamiya kit that I have built. Weak wing assemblies, weak landing gear a[...]
My first photo show's a black & white photo that I took out of Reed Kinert's air racing book. The paper back book had a red cover, but I don't remember its' name. I just cut out dozens of photos and scanned them into our Apple p.c. using a[...]
I suspect that most people who build model airplanes are very familiar with the famous Vought F4U Corsair fighter from WWII and Korea. Likewise, many are familiar with the A7 Corsair II which served the US Navy and later the Air National Guard [...]
I bring to you my F4U-1 Corsair in 1/48th scale, a gift from Louis Gardner. This model was a labor to build. I loved the kit so much. It was a fun project and even had some unexpected challenges fit wise that I ended up solving. I thought the pr[...]
Well I guess a lot of us are building Corsairs so I guess I will share my progress on the kit I am building.
This Tamiya 1/48 scale kit is pretty fun so far. I am adding in lots of details as I go. I will do the folded wing version to make it a [...]