Home  |  What's New  |  Features  |  Gallery  |  Reviews  |  Reference  |  Forum  |  Search

Tamiya's 1/48 scale
Vought Corsair Mk.II

by Tony Prince

 

Chance-Vought Corsair Mk.II,
1834 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm,  
HMS Victorious, BPF, August, 1945




Tamiya's 1/48 scale F4U-1A Corsair is is available online from Squadron.com

Description

 

Here is Tamiya's 1/48 scale F4U-1A Corsair finished as a Corsair Mk.II. The model is basically assembled out of the box, with several enhancements:

  • Ignition leads fitted to radial engine from wire.

  • Hydraulic lines on undercarriage oleos from fine solder.

  • Seat belts fitted (from Eduard)

  • Forward aerial post deleted & small whip aerial fitted to under fuselage. (Ref: F4U Corsair, A.J. Press, Pg. 134).

  • Mainplanes shortened by scale 8” each side & new navigation lights fitted. (A.J.Press etc)

 

 

Alterations to kit colour scheme as follows:

  • British Pacific Fleet roundels by Techmod (Aircraft #1)

  • Extra Dark Sea Grey & Dark Slate Grey matched to correct FS numbers in Techmod sheet details (NOT print colours!)

  • Walkway markings on mainplanes not shown (see ref.4 above & Model Aircraft Monthly, Vol 4, Iss 8, P. 27)

 

  • Tamiya 1/48 scale Corsair Mk.II by Tony Prince: Image
  • Tamiya 1/48 scale Corsair Mk.II by Tony Prince: Image
  • Tamiya 1/48 scale Corsair Mk.II by Tony Prince: Image
  • Tamiya 1/48 scale Corsair Mk.II by Tony Prince: Image
  • Tamiya 1/48 scale Corsair Mk.II by Tony Prince: Image
Thumbnail panels:
Now Loading

 


Model, Images and Text Copyright 2008 by Tony Prince
Page Created 15 April, 2008
Last Updated 15 April, 2008

Back to HyperScale Main Page