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Tamiya's 1/32 scale
F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair

by Damian Murphy



Tamiya's 1/32 scale F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair is available online from Squadron

 

Description

 

Build of the Tamiya Corsair continues with the completion of the model kit this has been an amazing kit to build. I recommend it to anyone that wants to construct a premium model. Fit and finish was one of the best if not the best. With a high parts count you can rest assured that that Tamiya has insured the finest fidelity in detail. 

I painted this kit with Testor's Model Masters Acrylic Paint. With a wash of thinned enamel to high light the recessed panel lines. 

Weathering was completed with a fade affect while airbrushing the kit. I like to paint the base color and then add a highlight to panel interior space. I do this with a mixing of base and one part white.

The worn metal affect is achieved with the use of a silver prism artist pencil, high light the rivet detail and create a worn look at the edges of panels.

 On the underside to the aircraft I used a wash of burnt sienna and black enamel wash. I followed this up by airbrushing the exhaust streaks and oil staining.

Cheers, Murph.

 

  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
  • Tamiya 1/32 scale F4U-1 Corsair by Damian Murphy: Image
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2013 by Damian Murphy
Page Created 25 October, 2013
Last Updated 25 October, 2013

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