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Plastic airplane model F4U-4 Corsair “Guys, look what I can do!”

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Manufacturer of the kit: Hasegawa

Vehicle type: Military

Engine type: Reciprocating

Model of WWII era: 1939-1945

Country of origin: United States

Model scale: 1:48

Hello colleagues! Let me present you my F4U-4 Corsair plastic airplane model assembled for the tournament “Screws on the Deck” on ScaleModels.

In my opinion, this old plastic model very accurately corresponds to the name of the tournament)) I entitled the composition “Guys, look what I can do!”

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So, I decided to assemble an occasionally seen model, quite a funny photo of a hooded Corsair, that was a poorly assembled and poorly painted model. I decided to disassemble and remake it. First I though I’d cope with it during a couple of weeks, gee;-) that was far from it ), for I week I kept it in “Mole”, “Mole” ate all the decals, but didn’t affect Zvezda’s acrylic! Then I was doing everything right on the paint. I remade the cabin as an earlier four, all is homemade, dash-board printed on inkjets and assembled as a sandwich, the pilot is ICM, it was in the kit with the Mustang. Belts made from etched buckles (residues from Airacobra) and cigarette foil. I cut the pointing-up on the inside, on the old paint it was difficult and not always straight:-) I cut almost all the control surfaces except the ailerons, and tormented for very long time with the flaps, they didn’t want to correspond to my idea!

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My sufferings over the plastic airplane model
The plastic was hard and brittle, I glued it literally by pieces, adding the missing details from scrap materials according to drawings and photos. I carved a niche of tail wheel, altered rack and wheel, added the a niche the way I managed to glued fuselage with a power set. In the niches of the main racks I made hydraulic flaps, and reduced all the flaps in thickness. On the racks I lengthen the rods of shock absorbers as they are not loaded, single-links are changed, and wiring is added. I didn’t do anything with the engine and weapons, the engine simulation is excellent. It is a pity that it’s not visible! :-) The exhaust pipes are from heat shrink tubes. Bano from Plexiglas. Butterfly antennas. The sight from the molding trees. Rods from wire. Painting: first super-chrome ABRO, then Akan, further Futura and washings MIG + dry pigments. Finishing matt lacquer. All OZ are painted except the numbers dialed from different decals.
It seems I haven’t forgotten anything :-) Enjoy watching :-)

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