Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair "Gus's Gopher"
By Ivan Bettoni
With this job I tried to put all my efforts on weathering, trying to give a worn look to my Corsair.
The Corsairs of the Marines were really "massacred" by environmental conditions found on the South Pacific islands: hot sun, abrasive sand as crystalline diamond paper, salt made themselves felt on the livery of the great fighters of the Vought.
I have depleted all the techniques in my "possession" (Preshading, Postshading, paint chips with toothbrush and maskol, desaturation varied, use of pigments, oil washes and Panel Liner of AK interactive), many of which used to first time. To you the opinions ... my critical opinion is that, to date, I gave the best I could give and so I am very satisfied.
- F-4U1 "Birdcage" personal aircraft of Lieutenant Wilbur "Gus" Thomas nicknamed Gus's Gopher, you belong to VMF-213 stationed in July '43 air base on Guadalcanal
- Tamiya 1/32 scale kit
- Aftermarket: Resin Motor Eduard, accessory bay in the Grey Matter resin wheels Barracuda Cast resin
- Color: Tamiya and Gunze
© Ivan Bettoni 2016
This article was published on Tuesday, April 19 2016; Last modified on Tuesday, April 19 2016