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F4U-1A finished!

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As you all know I love the Corsair and, as far as I'm concerned, the Tamiya kits are the best and a joy to build. I decided to build this one as one flown by Marion Carl. Paints used were Colourcoats, Model Master and Xtracolor. After market items are Barracudacast wheels and cockpit detail decals. The seat belts are by FineMolds. I haven't added the stretched sprue antennas yet as I'm sure they would get broken while taking photos. I hope you like the results of my efforts! :)

 

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She makes a very nice addition to your collection of Corsairs John. I need to do another one at some point. I'm only at two so far. 

Carl

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5 minutes ago, BlrwestSiR said:

She makes a very nice addition to your collection of Corsairs John. I need to do another one at some point. I'm only at two so far. 

Carl

Thanks Carl. Ya can't have too many Corsairs! LOL

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Another fine Corsair! I know you are going to build another, so, How about a NAS Reserve Corsair next? 

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44 minutes ago, 1to1scale said:

Another fine Corsair! I know you are going to build another, so, How about a NAS Reserve Corsair next? 

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Thanks! That is a good looking -4 and would make a great looking model if Tamiya will ever release that version. It would be possible to build a reserve -1D in a similar scheme as I have seen photos of those. Something to think about! :)

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40 minutes ago, JohnB said:

Thanks! That is a good looking -4 and would make a great looking model if Tamiya will ever release that version. It would be possible to build a reserve -1D in a similar scheme as I have seen photos of those. Something to think about! :)

Sorry, I posted the wrong pic, here is a 1D.

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30 minutes ago, 1to1scale said:

Sorry, I posted the wrong pic, here is a 1D.

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Looks like a OOPS moment!

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That guy got a little sideways and had a genuine off roading experience.

John, this model is truly gorgeous, as usual, and of course, it'll make a fine addition to the FB page, right?

I give you credit though. I haven't even managed to get through my first Birdcage. It's such a beautiful kit, an so bloody precise, I missed carving and shaping so much I threw it all on the SOD.

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1 minute ago, Clunkmeister said:

That guy got a little sideways and had a genuine off roading experience.

John, this model is truly gorgeous, as usual, and of course, it'll make a fine addition to the FB page, right?

Thanks Ernie. Yes, I'll head on over there and post it. :)

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3 minutes ago, JohnB said:

Thanks Ernie. Yes, I'll head on over there and post it. :)

Let me post it under the LSM name. I'll brag you up a bit more than might seem right doing it yourself. :)

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14 minutes ago, Clunkmeister said:

Let me post it under the LSM name. I'll brag you up a bit more than might seem right doing it yourself. :)

LOL OKAY Ernie. :)

I wasn't able to post anything for some reason.:huh:

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Nice one John, I have always liked that classic Navy livery.

Cheers

Cees

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Well done, John!  I think it's about time you built a 1/32 scale aircraft carrier for all of these corsairs.

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9 hours ago, Wingco57 said:

Nice one John, I have always liked that classic Navy livery.

Cheers

Cees

Thanks Cees, I'm glad you like it. :)

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6 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Well done, John!  I think it's about time you built a 1/32 scale aircraft carrier for all of these corsairs.

Thank you Gaz! That would be one heck of a display LOL! :D

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4 minutes ago, Sir Desmond Glazebrook said:

Beautiful model John. :thumbsup2:

Thanks, I appreciate that. :)

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Expertly done, John.................. love the weathering, absolutely perfect......... just the right amount.....

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20 minutes ago, Jeff said:

Expertly done, John.................. love the weathering, absolutely perfect......... just the right amount.....

I'm glad you like it Jeff. Thanks. :)

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1 hour ago, Bomber_County said:

Simply beautiful John, love the subtle weathering.....congrats 

Thanks Phil! :)

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Holy cow!! John built a Corsair?? Who'd have thought...:D

 

Good one, as usual, John!! Someday I will build just one of them...

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31 minutes ago, biggtim said:

Holy cow!! John built a Corsair?? Who'd have thought...:D

 

God one, as usual, John!! Someday I will build just one of them...

Thanks Tim. You will be glad you did build one. Great kits and a pleasure to build. :)

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The Corsair King strikes again!  Beautiful work as always, John.

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