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F4U-1 BuNo 02449 VMF-214 1943 build for Chuck Wahl

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I have only color specification.

 

F4U-1 BuAer 02449 Paint

Standard 2 tone paint scheme used in early 1943. 
Top non-specular Blue-Grey(no ANA ever assigned).
Bottom Non-specular Light Gray ANA602
Center section wing fold area Light Gray. 
Inside oil cooler area Light Gray
Fuselage Side number and number on front of gear door. Not sure yet. Will be either 49 or 449
Firewall and all items firewall forward -Salmon
Prop blades Non-Specular black. Prop dome Semi-polished.
Cockpit -Interior Green ANA611 or FS34151. 
Instrument panel, control panels and glare shield Non-specular black.
Radio compartment Salmon
Interior structure thruout airframe -Salmon
Inside Nosebowl forward of cylinders. Same color as outside of same area. 
Inside engine accessory panels salmon. 
Inside engine cowl Flaps same as outside. 
Outer wings non-specular Blue-Grey top and bottom. Wing fold area on outer wing panels the same on outer wing, BlueGray. 
Gun bays-Salmon. 
Landing gear -metallic silver
Inside (back of) main gear doors - gray. 
Main gear wheelwells above hinge -Salmon.
Tailwheel parts-Gray
Inside tailwheel doors -gray
Inside tailwheel area above hinge line -Salmon
Insignias Blue circle, white star. On both wings both top and bottom.
NO bars.

Edited by Miloslav1956

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Miloslav,

     I'm pulling up my chair  :popcorn: â€‹, and I'll be taking notes as I have both the Tamiya's F4U-1, & -1A. plus I'll be buying the -1D as well. I already have one question, why the Eduard Brassin Engine? 

 

Joel

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As open cowling, Eduard's engine is better and more detailed.

Worse is the seedy Gray Matter Figures. The partition between the cockpit and Engine Accessory bay is much smaller. It has to be rebuilt or made new. Also, side covers are not good. Straight streaks are bent.

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As open cowling, Eduard's engine is better and more detailed.

Worse is the seedy Gray Matter Figures. The partition between the cockpit and Engine Accessory bay is much smaller. It has to be rebuilt or made new. Also, side covers are not good. Straight streaks are bent.

 

 

Miloslav,

  Thanks for the explanation. Can't wait to see how you go about detailing these areas.

Joel

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