Author Topic: USAAF P-72 Corsair, England 1944  (Read 3007 times)

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USAAF P-72 Corsair, England 1944
« on: March 10, 2012, 03:48:31 AM »
This is a build I recently finished.  It was my first one after jumping back in from a 1 year+ break from building.  It's the gorgeous Tamiya 1/48 F4U kit with a mix of decals from the spares box.  The "Little Chief" nose art assumes that this P-72 reached the 61st Pursuit Sqn instead of P-47s.  This makes sense as the Corsair was brought into USAAF service after a Nazi commando raid caused severe damage to the Republic plant in Farmingdale, NY, shutting down P-47 production for several months. 












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Re: USAAF P-72 Corsair, England 1944
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 03:59:01 AM »
Top notch!  I especially like your weathering! :)
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Re: USAAF P-72 Corsair, England 1944
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 04:01:58 AM »
Very, very nicely done!  :-*
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Re: USAAF P-72 Corsair, England 1944
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 05:22:28 AM »
Very Nice.

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Re: USAAF P-72 Corsair, England 1944
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 07:00:31 AM »
 :oGood .... :-*... sorry ran out of superlatives :icon_beer:

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Re: USAAF P-72 Corsair, England 1944
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 07:03:28 AM »
Well done, AD! Great to see you back at the bench!

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Re: USAAF P-72 Corsair, England 1944
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 08:27:26 AM »
Very nice !

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Re: USAAF P-72 Corsair, England 1944
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2012, 08:32:52 AM »
Gorgeous work ... especially the weathering. Good USAAF choice too. That Corsair belly window will be just the ticket for finding RAF Halesworth when the fog rolls in  ;D
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Re: USAAF P-72 Corsair, England 1944
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2012, 11:07:25 AM »
Nicely done! Now wondering what a baremetal Corsair with invasion stripes would look like.....

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Re: USAAF P-72 Corsair, England 1944
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2012, 11:11:29 AM »
Not gonna lie man.
That's a great looking Corsair you built there ;)
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Re: USAAF P-72 Corsair, England 1944
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2012, 11:14:35 AM »
Looks right at home  8)
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Re: USAAF P-72 Corsair, England 1944
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2012, 11:56:06 AM »
Nicely done! Now wondering what a baremetal Corsair with invasion stripes would look like.....

Would look damn fine I am thinking...
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