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Hasegawa 1:48 F4U-4B Corsair 19 year SOD

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Here goes........

Kit: Hasegawa F4U-4B (raised panel lines)

Year started: about 1996 or 1997

Left to do: Scribe horizontal stabs and clean up work, paint.

Why stalled: No idea, probably related to ADD, OCD or both.

I've decided to finish this and use it for a paint mule. It will have a very non-standard finish. Metallic black with flames, skulls, reapers and whatever else jumps on there.

Here's what it looked like a few days ago when I was testing some masks on it. This is not the final configuration by any means. Pretty much just seeing how much detail I can cram into this scale.


After priming it a couple days ago.



As of 20 minutes ago.




Currently testing some flame techniques. Will update as things progress.

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Finally spent some more time on this bucket.

I'm not so good at taking pictures while I'm in the groove.

It's pretty hard to make convincing "Fire" in this scale so I settled for old schoolish flames.

All the mask work is base coated in pearl white then over-painted with Alclad transparent colors to try to achieve a candied effect, stars and bars included. That effect will not be completely evident until it's buried in clear.

Still have to paint the starboard skull and flames, the reapers on the tail and the "Time's Up" text.







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Did some more polishing and was able to recover from a canopy flaw.

Chromed out the prop. Probably put the wraps on it this weekend.

There's still a couple issues I can't recover from but considering it started as a test that I had my doubts about, I'm pretty happy with it.


One from my crap-o-matic cell phone.


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