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Trumpeter's 1/32 scale
F4U-1D Corsair

by Christos Papadopoulos

Chance-Vought F4U-1D Corsair


Trumpeter's 1/32 F4U-1D is available online from Squadron.com for only USD$52.79!

 

Description

 

Here is Trumpeter's excellent 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair.

I have tried to represent the aircraft White 167 of Lt. Roger Hedrick of VF-84, which was active from the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill in the Pacific in 1945.

 

 

I wanted to add a little more detail on this very special aircraft, so I purchased the excellent set of Grey Matter Corsair engine bay GMALB 3203, and decals No. 32 018 of Techmod.

The Grey Matter was actually intended for the Tamiya 1/32 Corsair so I had to modify it so that it fits properly in the Trumpeter kit. You could say that I struggled enough at this point!

 

 

Construction went as follows : gun bay, engine bay, landing gear cockpit, fuel tank, antenna wireless, cowling and opened some variation panels.

I painted my Corsair with Gunze: H5 Blue, H55 Midnight Blue and the bottom of the vessel H11 Flat White.

The interior was painted with H58 interior green and H 4 Yellow GUNZE.

 

  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair by Christos Papadopoulos: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair by Christos Papadopoulos: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair by Christos Papadopoulos: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair by Christos Papadopoulos: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair by Christos Papadopoulos: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair by Christos Papadopoulos: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair by Christos Papadopoulos: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair by Christos Papadopoulos: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair by Christos Papadopoulos: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair by Christos Papadopoulos: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair by Christos Papadopoulos: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair by Christos Papadopoulos: Image
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In the end the aircraft sprayed with Winsor & Newton acrylic matte varnish from their Galleria series.


Images and Text Copyright 2016 by Christos Papadopoulos
Page Created 6 January, 2016
Last Updated 6 January, 2016

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