F4U-1 “Birdcage”

While at the National Naval Aviation Museum last week for my TACAMO event (see my facebook page), we got a behind the scenes look at the restoration shops and I shot these photos of an F4U-1 “Birdcage” salvaged from Lake Michigan that is undergoing restoration. For those interested, the museum gift shop has a...

Group Build Day

We had the first build day that I can remember and 14 guys showed up with a number of models. Mostly the Corsairs though. We had a great time and learned a lot. Thanks to the King for the masking tip,/ instruction/do it my way or else ! Mike Ramp did a great demo...

New brake lines+

So I took to the brake lines of Corsair #2 and thought I’d try to add the extra detail of the springs as well. Couldn’t seem to manage to make them any smaller due to the very small scale, but I did what I could and if nothing else it’s just more detail (that...

Jim Sullivan’s Otaki club Corsair.

Hello Folks,Here are several shots of the 1/48th Otaki F4U-1A Corsair for our club build as she currently sits on the modeling table. I’m just about ready to start shooting the tri-color finish. The Otaki Corsair is a basic kit but nicely molded with recessed panel lines. I’m adding in some after-market parts to...

Corsair extra details

Engine and landing gear Engine:I did my best to add more detail to the stock engine using the same 32 gauge wire as I used on the seat belts. 1.) I started off trying to glue the wires under the front engine transmission (?? the center part with the two objects on it). THAT...