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I'm back with another underwhelming kit for this build. This time it's just cheapo engineering rather than a factor of age like the ancient Fujimi F4U-5N. Academy's F4U-1A is overall a nice looker, but sports a fictional cockpit more akin to an F4U-4 and somewhat crude detailing. It does have one advantage over its Tamiya competition, the lack of a landing light in the wing, a birdcage F4U-1 feature that Tamiya has replicated across its entire line of F4U-1's in both 1/72 and 1/48.

I'll be using the Tamiya decals from their F4U-1A kit as that plastic will wear some Airfix decals for a FAA Corsair II (and that plastic will likely end up as Big Hog of VF-17, completing the decal round-robin), either for one of the Black Sheep of VMF-214 or of Ira Kepford's famous #29 of the Jolly Rogers of VF-17, I'm undecided yet. Needless to say that means a 3-tone paintscheme instead of GSB.


Academy F4U-1A Corsair 1/72 by mawz_models, on Flickr

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