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Chance Vought F4U Corsairs

fundekals, 1/32 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

fundekals - Chance Vought F4U Corsairs

Scale:

1/32 scale (also available in 1/72 and 1/48)

Contents & Media

Decals for 11 subjects with a colour-printed painting and markings guide.

Price:

Available online from fundekals for USD$18.00

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Excellent research, very crisp production quality, great value, and interesting subjects.

Disadvantages:

None apparent.

Conclusions:

I agree with Mark Davies conclusion of the smaller scale versions of the same decals:

"This set of Corsair schemes from fundekals is very well researched with photographic support in abundance. The colours & markings guide is attractively produced with wealth of information concerning the various subjects, and is almost worth the price without the decals. The decals also appear to be of the highest production quality.

This is amongst the best presented and researched decal packages I have reviewed. I think that they represent tremendously good value given the number of schemes covered and quality of supporting information.

I highly recommend them."

Reviewed by Alan Sannazzaro



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FirstLook

 

This new set of decals available from Fundekals is dedicated to USMC -1As from the Solomons to Okinawa including VMF-214, 215, 223, 321, 351, 441 & 512. There are a few aces present and accounted for, such as “Pappy” Boyington, Marion Carl, and Donald Aldrich.

The set is nearly identical to the 1/72 and 1/48 scale sets Mark Davies has reviewed here, the only exception being, this set only includes the USMC markings, a separate set is available for the Royal navy options found here. I don’t feel there is any need to reinvent the wheel, so would recommend a look over Marks review, which I find accurately describes this set also.

 

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The subjects covered by this set are:

  • F4U-1A Corsair BuNu 17740, Maj. Gregory Boyington VMF-214, Vella la Vella, December 1943

  • F4U-1A Corsair BuNu 17833, Maj. Marion Carl, VMF-223, Torokina, Bougainville, December 1943

  • F4U-1A Corsair BuNu 17833, Maj. Gregory Boyington, and Capt Donald Aldrich, VMF-214-215, Vella la Vella, December 1943-January 1944

  • F4U-1A Corsair BuNu 17833, Maj. Gregory Boyington, VMF-214, Vella la Vella, December 1943

  • F4U-1A Corsair BuNu 17833, Capt. Donald Aldrich, VMF-215, Vella la Vella, January 1944

  • F4U-1A Corsair BuNu 17991, Maj. Marion Carl, VMF-223, Torokina, Bougainville, December 1943

  • F4U-1A Corsair BuNu 50042, Lt. B.J. Holmes and Lt. J.J. O’Connell, VMF-321, Guam, August-December 1944

  • F4U-1A Corsair BuNu 50165, Lt. R.S.T. Marsh and Capt. G.T. Doster, VMF-321, Guam, August-November 1944

  • F4U-1D Corsair BuNo 50417, 1sty Lt. William W Eldridge Jr, VMF-441, Yontan airfield Okinawa, 15 April 1945

  • FG-1D Corsair BuNo 88056, Lt Col. Donald K. Yost, Commander VMF-351, USS Gloucester Okinawa area, July-August 1945

  • F4U-1D Corsair BuNo 82732, VMF-512, USS Gilbert Islands (CVE-107), Okinawa area,  July-August 1945


 

Conclusion

 

I agree with Mark Davies conclusion of the smaller scale versions of the same decals:

“This set of Corsair schemes from fundekals is very well researched with photographic support in abundance. The colours & markings guide is attractively produced with wealth of information concerning the various subjects, and is almost worth the price without the decals. The decals also appear to be of the highest production quality.

This is amongst the best presented and researched decal packages I have reviewed. I think that they represent tremendously good value given the number of schemes covered and quality of supporting information.

I highly recommend them.”

Thanks to fundekals for this sample.


Text and Images Copyright 2015 by Alan Sannazzaro
Page Created 1 September, 2015
Last updated 1 September, 2015

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