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

by Le Thanh Tung

 

F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair

 


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Description

 

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.

 

 

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Modelling the F4U Corsair
Osprey Modelling 24
 
Author: Brett Green
US Price: $17.99
UK Price:
12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date: October 10, 2005
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841768804
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Le Thanh Tung
Page Created 12 October, 2005
Last Updated 11 October, 2005

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