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1/48th F4U-5N

January 22 2010 at 10:01 AM
Jim Sullivan  (Login bentwing)
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This F4U-5N Corsair from VC-3 was seen at an airshow at NAS Atlantic City, NJ c.1950 and was super clean for public display. Because of its colorful red and white markings, I selected it as the subject for my F4U-5N model.

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The kit was the 1/48th Monogram Pro-Modeler F4U-5N and I highly recommend that kit to anyone who wants a smooth out-of-the-box build of that version Corsair. Although I used some of the True Details cockpit parts, in retrospect I'd have been just as well off to use the kit cockpit adding only the TD fuselage cockpit side panels which are not present in the kit. Other than that, I'd suggest the TD weighted wheels to complete the build. I was particularly impressed with the kit instrument panel which was as well done as any kit instrument panel I have ever seen and was far better than the resin instrument panel in the TD cockpit set. Really a nice smooth build from start to finish. The model is finished in Testors MM enamel and clear-gloss coated.

Thanks for looking and I welcome any comments or obeservations.

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Jim Sullivan

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