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Chance Vought F4U Corsair

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1/48th Tamiya F4U-1A

This Corsair is modeled in the markings of VMF-422 as seen on Engebi in May of 1944. The kit was great to work with and went together smoothly with the exception of the joint line where the wing outer panels mate with the wing center section. S[...]

On This Day...February 18th

Grumman Avenger (VT-82, the ‘Devil’s Diplomats’) shows its mettle as she struggles to return to her carrier, USS Bennington, CV-20. The Avenger collided with another TBM in raids against picket shipping around Chichi Jima (pic 3, below). [... ]

On This Day…February 13th

On Saturday February 13, 1943 flight of 12 F4Us from VMF-124 escorted Thirteenth Air Force B-24 bombers to Bougainville, the longest escort mission of the war in the Solomons at the time. This was the Corsair’s very first combat mission, thoug[...]

On This Day…February 10th

10th February 1943. No. 139 Squadron, RAF, was formed in July of 1918 in Italy and was originally outfitted with Bristol F2b fighter aircraft. It was disbanded on 7 March 1919, regrouping in September of ‘36 flying Hawker Hinds and then Brist[...]

On This Day…February 8th

More diorama bait... Ground crew mechanics at Laredo Army Air Field, Texas, give a Consolidated B-24 Liberator a complete overhaul before flight, 8th February 1944. Source; ‘Flight’ February 8th, 1968 8th February 1940: A flight of [...]

On This Day…February 4th

FT-17, Panzer I Ausf. A, T-26, and Vickers 6-ton Type B tanks, captured in China, on display at the Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Japan, Feb 1939. _______________ The XF-12, in my opinion, is a lovely aircraft that looked especi[...]

On This Day…February 3rd

The USS Enterprise CVN-65 was officially decommissioned on February 3rd, 2017. The event was marked with a private celebration on the hangar deck. _______________ Russian soldiers search some of the 200-plus German tanks left in the str[...]

On This Day…January 26th

In 1927 HMS ‘M2’ became the first undersea aircraft carrier - a submarine carrying a small Parnal ‘Peto’ two-seater seaplane (below) in a watertight hangar. The seaplane, which had folding wings, was launched by catapult off a runway on the de[...]

On This Day…January 25th

Vought F4U 1D Corsair ‘white 88’ of VMF 124 aboard USS Essex (CV-9) on 25th January, 1945. By the end of January, ‘45 the Essex had, in the last four months, survived Kamikaze hits and three typhoons; seen here gearing up for more attacks on F[...]

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1A Corsair

Hello iModeler! Here is my Tamiya Corsair, built out of the box except for some True Details resin wheels. I used EZ line for the antenna wires. Paints are Vallejo Model Air acrylics shot freehand through my Sotar 20/20. It's kind of hard to [...]