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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A VF-17 #5

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Finished this one back in March, unfortunately my camera died halfway through the photo shoot!  I had to finish taking photos with my cellphone, which is not ideal for close up photography.  These are the best shots I have of it, hope you find them interesting.  It is VF-17's Tom Killefer's #5, with decals from Kagero and Fundekals and painted "5"'s.  The Kagero book had the number 5's on the decal sheet, and I ruined the first one I put on so had to draw out a 5 and cut them out myself.  Painted with Tamiya acrylics and weathered with oils.  A lot of the subtle weathering is lost in the photo, sure a better camera could pick it up.

 

Enjoy!

Frank

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Like it Frank. Good job !......Harv :unworthy:

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Thank you fellas, I really enjoy these Tamiya Corsairs.  After the last two builds (F4U-1 and F4U-1A) I think I will try something different and build the F4U-1D. :)

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Great looking Corsair Frank!

I almost bought another one today (Hobbysearch has the -1D kit on sale for $80) but I figured I should build the ones already in the stash.

Carl

 

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Fantastic looking Corsair Frank, thank for sharing.

Cheers

Martin

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Looks top notch Frank. Love the weathering and the scheme. 

Cheers Bevan 

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Beautiful Corsair, Frank. Nice job on painting and weathering. Those US Navy birds are a great canvas for deploying new techniques, magnifique.

Cheers Rob

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Absolutely stunning Frank.......hope mine eventually gets to this stage and finish, congrats......

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Thank you everyone for stopping by and having a look, and especially for leaving a comment!  I really do appreciate that.

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