1/48 Hobby Boss F4U-4 Corsair.
Paints used, Vallejo Air range, Mr Metal, Mr Hobby.
Weathering products, Mig Ammo Pacific Fighters range, Flory models wash and pigments.
After-market items, Eduard photo-etch pack no. 48347, Eduard canopy mask, Microscale decal’s stencils, DKDecals Pacific Fighters national insignia pack, Albatross decals, Arma Hobby resin wheels, Mig Ammo rigging antenna wire.
For the most part this was a satisfying build, though I did have fit issues, and the instructions were rather vague in places. I was after recreating the aircraft in the background, a shot take on Okinawa in April, 1945, and as I said in the build, I didn’t have an 8 in my decal bank! I wanted to convey the dirty, dusty, hostile environment, this aircraft endured, and so hit the model hard with the weathering. I hope I achieved this look.
And so my Hellcat is no longer alone in my display cabinet, and in so doing, without actually planning it, I completed what was known as the ‘Gruesome Twosome!’