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F4U-1 Corsair

by Randy Lutz


Chance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair


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


Tamiya's 1/48 Scale Corsair


Here is Tamiya's 1/48 scale Chance-Vought F4U-1 "Birdcage" Corsair.

As a rule I prefer to build out-of-the-box, or with very minor enhancements and this Corsair falls into the latter category. I added photo-etched seat belts, ignition wires and landing gear retraction springs, with the remainder of the model as Tamiya had intended.



The model is finished with Xtracolor enamels and Aero Master decals.

The step cut-out in the flap should have been filled in, but it is a detail I was not aware of until after the model was completed.



I guess it was not too serious as the judges awarded it first place at the 1999 U.S. Nationals in Orlando in a category of 50 plus models.


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Model, Images and Article Copyright 2001 by Randy Lutz
Page Created 06 April, 2002
Last updated 04 June 2007

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