Vought F4U-1A CORSAIR. Revell 1:32 with my modifications

Hi all. I present to your attention my new model - F4U-1A CORSAIR from Revell. The plane of the famous pilot Lt. Cdr. John T. “Tommy” Blackburn (VF Squadron, US Navy, Ondongo, Nov.1943)

For me, this model is experimental. I tried to implement my personal improvements and modifications (I used 3Dmax for development and printed on an Anycubic Рhoton Mono X 6k 3D printer).

First of all, the Pratt & Whitney R-2800-18W engine was completely designed.

In addition, the engine compartment has been completely redesigned. I made the lids open.

In addition, I almost completely redesigned the cockpit (pilot seat, seat belts, cockpit interior), as well as the wings of the landing gear nacelles (they are completely uninteresting at Revell - just plastic rectangles, without detailing), I also inserted exhaust pipes (I used copper pipes).

In addition, I completely cut off the outer paneling and applied the inner one.

It was an interesting job.

From the aftermarket I used Tamiya dashboard and Halberd Models wheels, painted – Mr.Color

Well, here is the result:


Very nice work with this elderly Revell kit! It sure can use all the help that one can get to bring it up to current standards of building. Your additional detailing upgrades sure helped!


Thank you! I liked the R-2800 in the process of work. Interesting engine. I plan to make it a separate model with deep detailing.

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Lovely work on that oldie, Borys!

Thanks for the photos inside the cockpit. I’m working at the moment on the 2005 Revell re-release of the old Hasegawa F4U-7 in 1/48 and was wondering if the gun sight has no glass because it’s no clear part in the kit. So I have to make a small clear part … :unamused:

Your P & W looks really nice. I haven’t put so much effort in it because I won’t/can’t show it open on my model.



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Beautiful Corsair. Very well done.


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Some great detailing work on an old kit. Very nicely done. :slight_smile:

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