F4U-1D Corsair - VF-84 USS Bunker Hill, Feb 1945 (Tamiya 1:48 #61061)


Getting close to 10 years old (released in 1998), the venerable Tamiya F4U family still holds its own. Having said that, when compared to the latest P-47M, its easy to see how things have improved over the years.

This was meant to be a quick build, however life conspired against me and 4 months later it was finally done. The weathering has been kept intentionally subtle on this model as it has been built on commission.

I did however let my head go a little with the drop tank as these things got really banged up in real life. I hope it gives the model a bit of personality. Additions to the base kit include rockets and bomb (taken from the Academy kit).