by Brian Criner
Tamiya's 1/48 scale F4U-1A Corsair is
available online from Squadron.com
Here is my 1/48 scale Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair.
The model was built straight from the box several
years ago. The tensioner spring is copper wire wrapped around a syringe.
The paint is Model Master Enamel.
Metallic undercoat is Testor's Metallizer sealed with Future Floor wax.
Chipped surfaces were produced by simply pulling up paint with masking
tape (I also scapped some off using a dissecting blade). I was careful
to wrap the tape around my fingers so that I could pull up paint with
just my index finger. This technique appeared to give me better control
over what was being "chipped".
An overall wash of Grumbacher Artist oil thinned in
Turpenoid was run into the panel lines.
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