Tamiya's 1/72 scale
by Thomas Pedersen
Tamiya's 1/72 scale F4U-1D Corsair is available online from Squadron.com
Here is my Tamiya 1/72 F4U-1D built as a Goodyear FG-1D Corsair.
The tailw heel, flaps and control surfaces including trim tabs were cut off and repositioned. The leading edges of the flaps were made from styrene.
Machine guns and bays was scratches from Evergreen styrene. The cooling "cap" around the gunbarrels is etch from ExtraTech.
The engine is from Aires, but was detailed further and contains more than 120 parts. Inlet and exhaust stubs are made of soldering wire and the cooling baffles are made of thin aluminium from a can. The accessory gearbox area is scratch built.
The oil tank and air ducting was made from hobb yclay (the kind that you bake afterwards). The engine mount is from Evergreen strips and the wing mainspar is made out of plastic card. Thin copperwire was added anywhere I could.
Cowl flaps were detailed with thin styrene strips.
Brake hoses were made out of thin wire.
The model was painted with a combination af Humbrol and Xtracolors and sealed with Testor's Flat Clear.
Decals are from Aztec "Latin American Mustangs Part I" (there is a Corsair on that sheet!)
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2008 by Thomas Pedersen
Page Created 7 April, 2008
7 April, 2008
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