Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair - Boyington's 17740

By John Kim

Here is my recently completed 1/32 Tamiya F4U-1a Corsair painted in one of Greg "Pappy" Boyington's purported mounts, BuNo. 17740. The Tamiya kit is an extraordinary state-of-the-art kit and doesn't need much to build up into an impressive model but I did take the liberty of adding a few aftermarket items:

  1. Vector Resin Cowling
  2. Barracuda Resin Wheels and Tires
  3. HGW Fabric and Phototech Harness
  4. Barracuda Cockpit Stencils
  5. Montex Masks
  6. True Details Resin Parachute
  7. HGW Wet Transfer Stencils

The build thread for this model can be found in the forums.

The canopy is removable so that I can pose it in the closed or open position. I did not glue the wings into place so that transport would be easier. AK Real Colors acrylic paints were used for the exterior.

© John Kim 2020

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This article was published on Sunday, February 16 2020; Last modified on Sunday, February 16 2020