Tamiya F4U-1D (1/48). Painted with Arkom Dark Sea Blue. Weathering kept to a minimal, with only some light chipping as I was told latewar glossy sea blue planes were relatively clean if on carriers with the panel lines not really being noticeable. Went for a satin finish instead of glossy too.
Thanks for looking!
I need to build a Corsair. I’ve always liked the look of them. Yours is a beautiful rendition, thanks for sharing!
Beautiful bird and a wonderful model. Engineering on it was great!
Panel lines are almost non-existent on Corsairs due to the skin being spot-welded on instead of all the rivets and such on more conventional craft. The manufacturing on it was very advanced.
Very nice built and finish ! Thanks for sharing
Thanks Phil, I really appreciate the kind words
Thanks Builder2010! I had to fight the urge of not applying a panel wash all over the model like I’m used to with armor/aircraft kits - while it does bring out the fine detail, it doesn’t look like the photos I’ve seen of it in action. Had to console myself with a bit of chipping instead - the armor modeller in me didn’t want to do at least a small amount of weathering
Awesome job on your Corsair. One of my favorite WWII fighters (there were so many good ones on both sides).
Didn’t there used to be a series on TV called ‘The Black Sheep’ or something like that? - I’m pretty sure they flew these aircraft.
I think you got the look.
Really nice Corsair James.
Beautiful paint finish too.