It has been a long time in the making as evident with the amount of posts dedicated to this build, but good things come to those who wait! This model has been a true labour of love.
I have always wanted a beaten up, sun bleached F4U Corsair in my collection and now at long last I have one I can enjoy. This build started with the 1/48 Hobbyboss F4U-1 Corsair which I modified to make it more accurate. I then went on a journey of discovery trying new painting and weathering processes. The result was more than I expected and better than I planned!
I was so pleased that I wanted to present this model in the best way I could so I built a display plinth from scratch and added groundwork from Vajello. In addition, I scratch built the palm trees. They are made from old paint brushes, paper, wire and cotton thread. The figures are from Aerobonus and were a perfect accompaniment to this scene. The plaque was made by Andy at Amcadengraving.
My vision was to evoke memories of a war weary, beaten up Corsair sat on the sand between sorties and to pay tribute to the brave men who fought in the Pacific on Land, Sea and in the Air.
Here is my vision of a USMC F4U-1 Corsair somewhere in the Pacific during 1942……..
I hope you enjoy the finished model, for details all about the build you can learn more and see the step by step process in the previous Work In Progress posts:
Tojo Gets Weathered! 1/48 Corsair W.I.P.
In the rear with the gear! F4U-1 Corsair W.I.P.
1/48 F4U-1 Corsair-Ready for Inspection!
Now this build has come to an end it is time to find the next project……….Keep watching-It’s gonna be a good one!
Take care and Happy Modelling!