HOW TO BUILD… TAMIYA’S 1:32 F4U-1A and F4U-1D CORSAIR
When Tamiya released their 1:32 scale Spitfire Mk.IXc in 2009, they set a new standard for plastic model kits. Each model since then has seen incremental improvements. Just when you think the series can’t get any better, Tamiya goes and proves you wrong.
Their 1:32 scale Birdcage Corsair was released in mid-2013. This was an outstanding kit in every respect.
Tamiya expanded their 1:32 scale Corsair family with an F4U-1A in late 2014. This kit included several new sprues and offered a wider range of camouflage and marking possibilities.
Tamiya has now completed the -1 trio with their new 1:32 scale F4U-1D Corsair. Once again, this kit includes a significant number of brand new sprues to depict the unique attributes of this variant.
We can also marvel at the kit’s subtle surface textures, high level of detail, clever parts breakdown and accuracy.
In this new book, we provide an exhaustive step-by-step illustrated guide to building and detailing the 1:32 scale F4U-1D and F4U-1A, offering plenty of inspiration with two different configurations and colour schemes.
We have also a bonus Chapter on building Tamiya’s 1:48 scale Corsair family, offer some tips for painting pilot figures and include a helpful walk around of a Corsair under restoration.
LIST OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1. Corsair Development, Variants and Close-Up
Chapter 2. Corsair In 1:32 Scale
Chapter 3. Tamiya’s 1:32 scale F4U-1A and F4U-1D in the box
Chapter 4. Building Tamiya’s 1:32 scale F4U-1D Corsair Step by Step
Chapter 5. Bent Wing Bird – Tamiya’s 1:32 F4U-1A by Chris Wauchop
Chapter 6. Building Tamiya’s Corsairs in 1:48 scale by Brett Green
Appendix 1 – After-Market Accessories and Decals
Appendix 2 – References