Friday, December 3, 2010

F4U-1 1/32 Xmas present

So I'm building my father a Corsair for Christmas. He built this exact kit probably 30 odd years ago. It's still sitting on the shelf in their basement and still looks pretty good but I decided it was time for an upgrade. I went all out on this kit using a resin cockpit upgrade, resin wheel wells, resin lowered flaps, and a photo etched kit for many upgrades. Been about a month so far in construction and it's finally nearing paint stage. I'm building it as the "Big Hog" from VF-17 Jolly Rogers. This plane was involved in a famous altercation where he was shot by friendly fire while coming out of cloud cover during a battle. You can see the patches in the plane in the photo and where I tried to replicate this with some scrap PE metal on the model. This has been an ambitious project but it's turning out superb and should be museum worthy upon completion.


  1. That looks like a kit I used to have when I was much younger. Is that one where you can fold the wings and stuff?

  2. Yup it's the old Revell kit. I chose this one because it's what he built 30 years ago or so so it'd be cool. The Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair is a much nicer model.

  3. Plastic storage drawers and bins are really one of the easiest ways to tidy up your home. Most of the plastic wheels.

    Polyurethane caster wheels & Resin wheels