Home  |  What's New  |  Features  |  Gallery  |  Reviews  |  Reference  |  Forum  |  Search

Tamiya's 1/48 scale
F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair

by Le Thanh Tung


F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair


HyperScale is proudly supported by Squadron




Here is Tamiya's 1/48 scale F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair, built straight from the box.

Except for the insignia on the wings, I had to paint it by airbrush as the decals were not as thin as I expected. I used Tamiya Enamel paint for this bird, Matt Cote of Humbrol and last layer is Gloss finish of Model Master.

I applied weathering by drybrushing, oil washing and pastel on this model. To make it looks patchy and rub-off paint, I painted overall with Chrome Silver and left it dry for 24 hours. Then painted other colours as instructed. After finishing weathering, I scratched some spots on the model with an earpick. Paints are not mixed with Chrome Silver so it can be easily rub-off to make this application more real.

These pictures are also posted on http://www.mohinhvn.com , a local website of Vietnamese Modellers.



Additional Images


Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:

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
Shop cart
Buy it from Osprey Publishing

Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Le Thanh Tung
Page Created 12 October, 2005
Last Updated 11 October, 2005

Back to HyperScale Main Page