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:
- Vector Resin Cowling
- Barracuda Resin Wheels and Tires
- HGW Fabric and Phototech Harness
- Barracuda Cockpit Stencils
- Montex Masks
- True Details Resin Parachute
- 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
This article was published on Sunday, February 16 2020; Last modified on Sunday, February 16 2020