1/48 scale F4U-1 Corsair is available online from
After receiving a copy of
Bruno Pautigny's recent Corsair book for Christmas I decided that the
Corsair was a perfect subject to try out some new weathering ideas.
The model is Tamiya's F4U-1
"birdcage" and was built mostly straight from the box with the exception
of a few Eduard bits and True Details resin wheels.
The model was painted using
Tamiya and Gunze acrylics with the new Iwata Custom Micron C-Plus.
The model's weathering was
influenced by the colour photo on page 44 showing an F4U being rearmed
covered in lovely filth and dust.
Weathering consisted of my
'dual diffusion' method using post shading and fading. Chips were from a
silver pencil and the dust so commonly seen on these Corsairs was achieved
using water mixed with pastel powder. Decals were from the kit.
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