The final aircraft from the Corsair trio build is one that represents the 3rd largest operator of the Corsair, the Royal New Zealand Air Force whom operated the type from land bases in 1944/45.
In 1942 the RNZAF began to [...]
Some good and some bad came out of this kit for me. The good; I managed to build the kit without breaking off the rear fuselage antenna or wing tip pitot tube which came molded into their respective parts, I experimented with hair spray [...]
One omission from the plethora of Corsair models out there is the F4U-1C, in fact there isn't even a company that offers a resin conversion set for this type. Not wanting to miss out on the only -1 variant I haven't yet built [...]
I've always loved the Corsair, particularly the mid-war four-tone scheme, and last year I built my first one which was Tom Blackburn's 'Big Hog'. A year later I wanted to do a new Corsair because I felt my skills had improved [...]
This is a great kit. Took me some months to finish it. I spend sometime trying to make it look old and used. Chipping was hard to do it. Sand color, white and black Chalk helped me to make it look dirty and also to cover some little [...]
I assembled and painted the Tamiya Corsair in about 5 days. The painting was done mainly by hand with a brush. I used a light gray color that is not very noticeable on the panel lines to make the model look bigger than it is.
The ultimate Corsair to see service in the Second World War was the F4U-4. The first prototype XF4U-4 took flight on April 19, 1944, followed quickly by four other prototypes. The airplane was powered by the R2800-18W, an [...]
Latest off the bench as part of Jeffrey Kolln's @421stwidow Night Fighter Group is Cpt Eugene Derrickson's VMF(N)-513 Corsair. The -5 Corsair was considered the ultimate model in the Corsair line, with the -5N adding a radar dome, extra [...]
Having seen a photo of a F4U-4 Corsair in unusual markings I was motivated to attempt to model that plane. The final shot in this presentation is of the actual plane used as the basis of the build. That Corsair was a F4U-4 from VBF-81 in [...]