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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1a
B_Ernie
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 08:32 PM UTC
Just finished another one, this makes two in the last three decades :o


Some more photos here.
drabslab
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European Union
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 09:14 PM UTC
Very well done and an attractive paint scheme.

Any idea what those bizar whilte lines in front of the cockpit were for?
B_Ernie
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 09:38 PM UTC
Early Corsairs had a problem with minor fuel leaks from the tank which was right in front of the cockpit, so in order to stop leaks from fouling the windscreen white tape used to seal the fuselage panels around the fuel tank.
eseperic
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 09:39 PM UTC
The cowling gills on top of the fuselage were fixed in the closed position, to avoid the deposition of oil on the windscreen. For similar reasons, the joints of the fuselage fuel tank in front of the cockpit were often covered with sealing tape. These are the white lines you see on a lot of F4U's.
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 07:17 AM UTC
Bernard, nicely built F4U-1A Corsair. The Tamiya kit is just super. I just finished the same kit myself to add to my Corsair collection.

Joel

SHarjacek
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 09:44 AM UTC
Very nice job on the Corsair there Bernard!


Siderius
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 09:52 AM UTC
A beautiful rendition of a classic American WWII warbird! Good job Bernard, looking sharp there. Russell
MrMtnMauler
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 02:42 PM UTC
Very nice build Bernard, excellent looking bird. I would be remiss to not encourage you to get yourself one of their new 1/32 masterpieces. I just got mine today actually and it is an absolute feat of engineering and precision. I love mine and judging by the excellent job you've done coupled with your passion for the bent wing bird so will you. Take care, Jim