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F4U-1D Corsair and Foe

Started by ArtyScout , May 16 2017 01:43 PM

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#1 ArtyScout

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:43 PM

I took to the blue skies over the Pacific Ocean circa 1943 and gave 'Nam a rest. The F4U Corsair is from Heller and A6M Zero is from StarFix. They both are 1/72 scale. I built them in flight so these pics are for show only. I want to set them up in a dogfight scenario. I ordered A/M decals for the Zero since the one that came with it were not acceptable. After my fiasco with my F-105 Thunderchief, I'm not going thru that again. The decals on the Heller Corsair were great; and as you can see they nestled down nicely to the aircraft features. The only dilemma with the Corsair were the injection pin holes in the plastic that I tried my best to fill. I painted the Corsair with MM Lt Sea Grey, Tamiya Lt. Blue and MM Intermediate Blue while the Zero is painted in Deep Green and Lt Sea Grey and Black. I didn't want a real dark blue color on the Corsair since I wanted it to look like it was from early in the war. I hope you like them and as always all comments and critiques are greatly appreciated. NOW I'll get back to 'Nam.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

 

 

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#2 strawberry 9

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:58 PM

Those are amazing and in a scale that isn't the easiest to show detail with.  Great job!  Now do a whole squadron of each!  :lol:



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:01 PM

Great work.  Airplanes are tough and you did a great job!  Well done.



#4 The Meatcan

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:08 PM

nice paint-chipping on that Zeke!

good job Manny. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 sundance

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:58 PM

Great work - please keep 'em coming.



#6 tsweeney

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:17 AM

Great job on those birds

 

Tom


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:39 AM

Excellent job! I love to look at your models. Thanks for posting....Kat



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:17 PM

Marvelous job on them classics :)!

 

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#9 ArtyScout

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:56 AM

Hi All. Thank you all for the compliments. Now I'm trying to figure out if I'll use threads or plastic tubing to hold them up so I can photograph them in action.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny



#10 Old Man

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:36 PM

Nicely done, Sir!

 

A great-looking pair of models. And in the right scale, too....



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:31 PM

The Corsair is one of my all time favourite planes, very well done! Another great project.

 

Lars




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