Tamiya's 1/48 scale
by Kevin Jongen
Chance-Vought F4U-1A Corsair
1/48 scale F4U-1A Corsair is available online from
Here is my Tamiya 1/48 scale F4U-1A Corsair, built straight from the
box including kit decals.
The model represents a Corsair from VF-17, Ondonga, during November
The model fits together extremely well, in fact this is the best
fitting kit I have yet built. Minimum filler was used.
The pilot figure included in the kit is well sculpted so I opted to use
it to add some extra colour to my model and give it a sense of scale.
The insignia white underside was painted with a mix of Tamiya 75% XF-2
White and 25% XF-55 Deck Tan acrylic paint.
The intermediate blue was a mix of Tamiya acrylics 55% XF-18 Medium
Blue and 45% XF-2 White. Gunze H-54 Navy Blue was used for the
All paints were airbrushed with my Aztek A470 airbrush.
Preshading techniques were used on all camouflage colours. Weathering
was done with heavily diluted red brown, flat earth, flat black and grey,
Tamiya acrylics. All panel lines were shaded with Jo Sonja artist acrylics
mixed with water and flow medium. Paint chipping was done with Tamiya
XF-16 enamel Flat Aluminium paint.
The pilot was undercoated with Tamiya flat white and then painted with
Jo Sonja artist acrylics using standard figure painting techniques of
adding highlights, shadows and outlining certain parts of the uniform.
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