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1/32 Tamiya F4U-1D!

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Lots of whining and whinging in this community when a superlative kit is introduced, yet lots of glossing over of obvious faults, fit problems, crappy engineering and shape issues when poor kits are introduced...

 

Just an observation.

 

I don't care, I'll get one (or more - great basis for a Super/Goodyear Corsair) and enjoy the **** out of building, painting and weathering what are probably the best kits you can get in styrene....

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Sigh.... Tamiya got it right.

 

"Corsair outer wings were of composite construction with stressed skin leading edges forward of the main beam (spar) and a fabric covered aft section supported by internal truss type ribs..."  Meaning: ALL US Navy F4U-1, F3A-1, FG-1, F4U-1C, F4U-1D and FG-1D aircraft outer wing panels were  fabric covered aft of the main beam (spar).

 

Source:  AN 01-45HA-2 for the F4U-1, F3A-1, FG-1, F4U-1C, F4U-1D and FG-1D, dated 1 July 1945 and revised 15 April 1946.

 

Corsair blueprint VS-10013 view of upper wing.

 

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Edited by Juggernut

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Carl

Only one? I'm in for two to start.

I'm surely a happy guy but my bench needs to be first cleared of on going projects: the Roland and Owl and then I'm hoping the Corsair is out and ready.

Peter

Peter, just one for now. I have three 1A's in the stash and I just lost my job. Which is a bit of a mixed blessing as I can now focus on the home renos that we're about to start.

 

Carl

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HOT DAMN!!!!! I knew my wait wouldn't be in vain. This makes my day, week, month, etc! LOL :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :clap2: :clap2: :D :D

Didn't I say a few years ago Tamiya assured the owner of the Corsair they had exclusive access to that they would release a F4U-1D (a FAA version is being released too).

 

They also accessed the F4U-4 he formerly owned. The pictures are in the photo handbook in the kit.

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Peter, just one for now. I have three 1A's in the stash and I just lost my job. Which is a bit of a mixed blessing as I can now focus on the home renos that we're about to start.

Carl

I was laid off end of November. I thought it was the end of the world, a first for me in my lifetime. I was only out of work 1 month. I have had five offers, I just jumped ship from my first new employer. I couldn't resist, 17 k pay raise, a dream job that I have longed for a long time, an extra week of vacation after one year, which jumps to 5 weeks after 5 years.

 

Felt bad leaving a very good employer after only 3 months. But I am settled now.

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