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Trumpeter's 1/32 scale kit backdated
F4U-1 "Birdcage" Corsair


Vought F4U-1 Corsair

Construction and Conversion by Brett Green
Painting and Markings by Chris Wauchop

Trumpeter's 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair is available online from Squadron




Here is Trumpeter's 1/32 scale Vought F4U-1D backdated to an F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair for an upcoming Osprey Modelling Series title.

The Lone Star Models birdcage canopy and resin tutledeck were used for the conversion, plus Contact Resine wheels and a number of scratchbuilt and modified items.

Chris Wauchop painted, weathered and decaled this model.

PYN-Up decals from sheet number PYND32002 were employed.



Construction, detailing, conversion and painting of this kit will be described in the forthcoming book, Modelling the F4U Corsair, due for publication in October, 2005.

More details of this book will follow in the coming months.


Modelling the F4U Corsair
Osprey Modelling 24
Author: Brett Green
US Price: $17.99
UK Price:
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date: October 10, 2005
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841768804
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Model by Brett Green and Chris Wauchop
Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Brett Green 
Page Created 23 May, 2005
Last Updated 23 May, 2005

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