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1/32 Tamiya F4U-1a Corsair - Boyington's 17740

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Here is my recently completed 1/32 Tamiya F4U-1a Corsair painted in one of Greg "Pappy" Boyington's purported mounts, BuNo. 17740.  The Tamiya kit is an extraordinary state-of-the-art kit and doesn't need much to build up into an impressive model but I did take the liberty of adding a few aftermarket items:

 

1. Vector Resin Cowling
2. Barracuda Resin Wheels and Tires
3. HGW Fabric and Phototech Harness
4. Barracuda Cockpit Stencils
5. Montex Masks
6. True Details Resin Parachute

7. HGW Wet Transfer Stencils

 

The complete build can be found here:

 

The canopy is removable so that I can pose it in the closed or open position.  I did not glue the wings into place so that transport would be easier.  AK Real Colors acrylic paints were used for the exterior.

 

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7 minutes ago, LSP_Kevin said:

What a fantastic build, John! One of the most impressive Corsair models I've seen. May I publish it on the website?

 

Kev

 

Thank you Kevin!  Of course you may you use it on the website!

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John,

 

I'm going to lead off with WOW! :thumbsup:

Your paint and weathering demonstrates to good effect the continual use and the harsh environment this machine lived in.

Just simply fantastic sir!!! :bow:

Barry

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