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Tamiya: F4U-1D Corsair
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 04:44 PM UTC


Bill Cross provides a first look inside the box of the newest Tamiya Corsair in 1/32nd scale.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 07:42 PM UTC
Beautiful detail and accuracy as usual for Tamiya. I just wish they would have done the Corsairs like their P-51s and Spitfires so the various parts like landing gear, wings, control surfaces and canopy could be repositioned after assembly. Those features would have been the icing on the cake! A 1/32nd F-105 with those features would be stunning-especially from Tamiya!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 11:29 PM UTC
It's another fine kit.
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 12:46 PM UTC
All it needs is RNZAF decals.

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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 09:07 PM UTC
AM decals are on the way from Fundekals for sure. Others likely to follow. Masks are also very useful in this scale.
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 10:40 PM UTC
Bill, nice review, thanks! Not to be pedantic (though I guess I am), but most American (and most export too) -1D's were in overall gloss dark sea blue, no white undersides. Some -1's and almost all -1A's had non-specular dark sea blue uppers, intermediate blue sides and undersides of outer wings, and white undersides. This is pretty general and you will, of course, see exceptions; but that's what you'll mostly see.
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 - 10:11 PM UTC
Hi, Michael, thanks for the comments, you're not being pedantic at all. I believe overall GSB is what the kit offers in its painting guide. Of course, Fundekals for one will probably have some alternative painting options to go with their decal options.
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 07:32 PM UTC
Nice review Bill thank you and I share your observations and sentiments; i.e. in my own experience the 1/32 Tamiya F-4Us are the best engineered and fitting kit I have EVER built and I have built Tamiya's 1/32 Spits, Zeros, P51s and also a lot of the WNW range.

I know we always say it, but the F4U makes you wonder how much higher the bar can be raised with injection moulding. Even if not interested in the F4U as a subject, every aero modeller should build one just for the sheer amount of smiles and head shaking (in wonderment) it gives as you progress with it.

Cheers!
Gary
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 11:48 PM UTC
Gary, I can't disagree with anything you said. It's one helluva kit!