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1/48th Monogram F9F-5 Panther

Here's my first offering for the Korean War group build. It's the good ole Monogram 1/48th F9F-5 Panther done in the markings of VF-51 which flew off the USS Valley Forge off Korea in 1953. The build was smooth with the exception of problems wi[...]

Tamiya 1/48 scale F4U-1 Corsair

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[...]

Hypothetical FJ-(-1)? …Revell 1/48 P-51

Does that make this an FJ+1? and by what name... "Seahorse"? "Fury"? :) This one was purely for fun, just wanted to share. I did this one up some time ago.. not really good by any means, nor was it ever meant to be. This is a Revell-Monogram [...]

USS Saidor VMF-213 Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D/FG-1D

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[...]

TAMIYA 1/32 F4U1a.

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 [...]

1 48 Tamiya F4U 1 Birdcage flown by…

1/48 Tamiya F4U-1 Birdcage flown by 1st alt. Wilbur “Gus” Thomas credited with 18.5 kills . Also 3.33 probables And 3 damage . I used Tamiya paints and Eagle Edition decals . Sometime this year I will be repainting the eduard PSP . Hope you like[...]

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1

I do enjoy building other subjects than P-40's especially when an actual person can be associated with a model. This is my rendition of Cpt. Edward"Bud" Shaw's Corsair when he served with VMF-213 with the Cactus Air Force on Guadalcanal. Shaw wa[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 P-40K-1

Just another P-40 from the Bebout Curtiss Factory, this one from Hasegawa. If you've build any of their P-40's you know they use various plug in parts, enabling them to produce several different P-40 versions using a base air frame. Many thanks [...]

Part 3 F2G Corsair Cockpit.

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[...]

Part Two: F2G Corsair Cockpit.

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 [...]