Easy Build F4U-4 Corsair

This is the 1/72 Scale F4U-4 Corsair Plastic Model Kit from Hobby Boss. Suitable for Ages 14 & Older.

HobbyBoss Easy Build F4U-4 Corsair Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #80218
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Features :

A highly detailed static display model Rotating 3-blade propeller Authentic waterslide decals Illustrated assembly guide.

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Spotlight Review

"Easy and fast build"
When they say easy build, they mean it! This kit snaps together but I used glue anyway. Super fast and easy build. Pretty much a beginners model.

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A highly detailed static display model Rotating 3-blade propeller Authentic waterslide decals Illustrated assembly guide.


  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 5.65" (143.56mm)
  • Wingspan: 6.77" (172.19m)
  • Height: 2.64" (67.19mm)
  • Parts: 45
  • HobbyBoss Product Number: 80218


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"Solid kit - satisfying build"
Crisp molding, excellent panel scribing and detail. Unique for the Hobby Boss Easy Build series, the kit has pretty good cockpit detail to include a seat and control stick. Also an additional bonus is the kit inculdes two canopy options: one open and one closed. Pretty cool.

"Serious Disappointment"
I picked this kit up as a quick build/comparison to the Italeri Corsair. I built the two at the same time, side by side. Previous Hobby Boss kits have either had great exterior detail and nothing inside, or nothing outside, and great interiors. This kit has neither. I am fully aware that it is meant to be simple and boy is it. The cockpit detail is... none. The gear has to be built down, the rocket pylons are over thick and the engine is molded into the cowl. I knew I was in for a simple build but this was almost too much. Even as a first build I can see people being bored with it and not returning to the hobby. In good faith I can't recommend this kit to others. If you need a beyond basic kit sure - the HB easy builds might be your thing, but if you want to stay in the hobby a while, look elsewhere.

"Typical Hobby Boss model"
I love building Hobby Boss models because of their excellent exterior details. This model is typical of Hobby Boss in that the painting details are nonexistent except for the exterior. The wing / fuselage fit is not as good as the other Hobby Boss models I have built but it is not that big of a gap compared to other companies gaps. Decals included for two versions. It comes with two canopies, a one piece and a two piece. I did break the one piece trying to get it to fit but was able to use the other one. Overall it was a fun build and I will continue to build Hobby Boss models because of the excellent finished products they produce. I gave it only four stars due to the lack of painting details and a minor issue with the single piece canopy.


  • Two Decal Sheets with Markings for 2 Versions
  • 1: VMF-323 USMC
  • 2: VF-53 USS ESSEX Korean Coast 1952