Painting Tamiya’s 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

With each new build, I try to push myself outside of my comfort zone (RELATED: Where the Magic Happens) in at least one area. Test a technique. Try a new paint. Experiment a little. But every so often, a build comes along that’s more than that. That kicks me into an entirely new level of…

Thoughts on Tamiya’s Upcoming 1/32 F4U-1 Corsair

Well, it’s official…ish. Yesterday Hobby Link Japan posted a product page for TAM60324, effectively spilling the beans about Tamiya’s latest addition to it’s formidable line of 1/32 uberkits. Speculation has been raging about this kit since, well, the announcement of the Mustang two years ago. “What next?” has been a popular topic on forums across…

Future Build Preview – F4U-1 Corsair – “Tojo Eats Shit”

There are exactly three aircraft for which I am determined to build an example of every major variant. The first is the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. The second, the North American P-51 Mustang. The third is the Chance-Vought F4U Corsair. The F4U Corsair Originally intended to replace the Grumman F4F Wildcat, the Corsair ran into problems…