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Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair Birdcage

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#1 spyrosjzmichos

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:44 AM

Well, after seven months of work, Tamy's 32nd scale Birdcage Corsair is finally done!

There's been a lot of praise over this kit and I can only echo everyone's words! What a lovely kit overall!

For the general painting, I used a mix of acrylic colours from Mig Ammo, AK Interactive, Vallejo and Hataka as well as Aclad for the engine. The camo was done with colours from Hataka's Late US Navy paint set and weathering was achieved with oils from the Mig Ammo oilbrusher set and pigments.

The model will be placed in a small vignette but that will be done a bit later in the future! 

Again, I thoroughly enjoyed this model from start to finish not just because of it's excellent engineering but also because it was a project I feel tested and pushed my skills to a higher level!

A big thank you to all of you for your continuous encouragement but most important for sharing your feedback and suggestions with me at every stage of the build!

I dedicate this model to my lovely fiancee who bought this kit for me as a birthday present and who has been so supportive of my hobby!

 

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#2 spyrosjzmichos

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:47 AM

Underside shots!

 

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#3 spyrosjzmichos

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:53 AM

Details shots plus engine!

 

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#4 spyrosjzmichos

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:55 AM

And finally, pilot Bob! Who's extremely happy to get his bird back!

 

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#5 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:22 AM

Well, you already know that I think your model is utterly fantastic, Spyros! The detail in the painting and weathering alone is a joy to behold.

 

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:34 AM

Well, you already know that I think your model is utterly fantastic, Spyros! The detail in the painting and weathering alone is a joy to behold.

 

Kev

 

Thanks as always Kev!  :)



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:33 AM

Amazing!


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 10:31 AM

Wow
Looks amazing!
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 04:47 PM

Holy moly that came out nice!  The weathering is fantastic especially the chipped areas.  Great job!

 

Bryan


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:18 PM

Amazing!

 

Thanks Gaz!  :)



#11 spyrosjzmichos

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:19 PM

Wow
Looks amazing!

 

Thank you so much!  :)



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:22 PM

Holy moly that came out nice!  The weathering is fantastic especially the chipped areas.  Great job!

 

Bryan

 

Thank you so much Bryan! Appreciate your kind words! 

Look forward to seeing yours done, too!  :thumbsup:



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:41 PM

VERY nice work! That is a really good looking Corsair. :thumbsup:


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:51 PM

Great build! Perfect weathering with high quality photos!  :clap2:  :clap2:

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:40 AM

VERY nice work! That is a really good looking Corsair. :thumbsup:

 

Thanks John! 





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