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Old 03-13-2018, 02:12 PM
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1/144 XF4U Corsair

In 1938, Vought submitted a proposal for a new U.S. Navy shipboard fighter.
The XF4U had its maiden flight in May 1940. It soon became the fastest U.S. single engine fighter.

The XF4U prototype differed in several ways from the production versions, most notably the
cowl mounted machine guns, the "bird cage" canopy, the "stinger" style arresting hook, and the
cockpit being a considerable distance farther forward.

This is the rescaled version of Nobi's F4U, repainted and modified by John Bowden to the XF4U.

As I wanted to open the model up a little, I added a cockpit, engine assembly, folded wing
detail, layered wheel/tire assembly, and clear canopy. In addition, I added a cowl gun, cut out
the XF4U square radiator intakes and backed them to provide depth, as well as "dimpling"
the wing mounted guns to give some depth there.

With them being hard to see in the final pics, here are parts of the cockpit, the engine, and wheels.

1/144 XF4U Corsair-cockpit-parts.jpg1/144 XF4U Corsair-cockpit-parts2.jpg
1/144 XF4U Corsair-eng.jpg1/144 XF4U Corsair-wheel-tire.jpg

Here are the final pics.

1/144 XF4U Corsair-port-fwd.jpg1/144 XF4U Corsair-port-aft.jpg1/144 XF4U Corsair-stbd-aft.jpg1/144 XF4U Corsair-stbd-fwd.jpg1/144 XF4U Corsair-fwd.jpg1/144 XF4U Corsair-compare.jpg
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:21 PM
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Wow! I was just thinking the other day about what it would take to mod an existing kit to do the protype.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:40 PM
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Impressive! I'd love to see one in 1/48.

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Old 03-13-2018, 02:44 PM
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Very nice.
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:32 PM
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I love all of the detail. What a nice model.
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:40 PM
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Beautiful model whith great attention to details!
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:48 PM
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Wow! Nice work. But I must be getting old because I don't remember doing this......:-(
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:58 PM
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Wow! Nice work. But I must be getting old because I don't remember doing this......:-(
Well, you are getting old, but this is my bad!

This repaint was done by Jeff Orcutt (hawkman67).

Sorry Jeff!!
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:15 PM
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A magnificent model, Flyboy!

You have done your usual superb job of capturing this historic and beautiful airplane.

You are indeed a paper modeler of passable skill (i.e.: you can build anything).

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Old 03-13-2018, 07:24 PM
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So, is that a trick quarter and it’s like a foot across??

That’s one amazing build. All that detail in a 1/144 Corsair, well, I’m impressed.
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