Vought F4U-1A Corsair

This is the 1/32 Scale Vought F4U-1A Corsair Plastic Model Kit from Revell Germany. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older.

Revell-Germany Vought F4U-1A Corsair Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/32 Scale #04781
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 Revell of Germany # rvl04781
$31.49
 
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Revell of Germany Item # rvl04781
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/32
  • Length: 12.63" (321mm)
  • Wingspan: 15.27" (388mm)
  • Skill level: 3
  • Part: 68
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"The Bent-Wing Bird"
jimwoodward1943 (Broken Arrow, OK)
Not much flashing -parts fit well - instructions could use some improvement especially the build of the engine and the manifold in the rear - other than that it was a fun build. I glued the wings into the down and fixed position - too much hassle to try to have folding wings

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Features

  • Highly detailed plastic pieces.
  • Structured surfaces.
  • Wings may be folded.
  • Detailed R2800 twin-radial engine.
  • Detailed cockpit with instrument panel.
  • Pilot figure.
  • Rotating propeller.
  • Detailed undercarriage.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated instructions.

Specs

  • Scale: 1/32
  • Length: 12.63" (321mm)
  • Wingspan: 15.27" (388mm)
  • Skill level: 3
  • Part: 68

Includes

One plastic model


Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Plastic cement (TES3501) (PLS00002) (TAM87012) or glue (HLC107)
  • Sprue Cutter (XUR410A) (TES8940) (EXL55594)
  • Paint (Matte White, Matte Blue, Matte Gray, Silky-Matte Fern Green, Matte Ochre Brown, Matte Rust, Matte Anthracite Gray, Metallic Silver, Silky-Matte Black, Matte Dust Gray, Matte Yellow, Matte Flesh, Matte Leather Brown, Metallic Steel, Matte Light Green, Matte Stone Gray, Silky-Matte Leaf Green, Silky-Matte Fiery Red, Metallic Aluminum)
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Reviews

  
 
"Inexpensive 1/32 Corsair"
parisfrisby (Prescott Valley, AZ)
You can't beat this kit for the price. The details are a little sparse especially in the wheel wells. The panel lines are raised, but still look good. The tires have no detail at all, just plain plastic circles. The hing system on the wings works pretty good but anything is better than the Revell 1/48 version. The engine detail is nice as well as the cockpit (instrument decals). You could get aftermarket parts but that would drive the price too high. Again for the price its almost a sin not to purchase it. Its a fun build

 
"Good model, tricky assembly of wings"
kandj172
As the information says, the wings on this one can be folded up. The mounting for this is a tad difficult, so don't rush. WAIT for the glue to really bond and dry or you will be doing this over and over and over. Same for the landing gear. That said, this is a big model that paints easy and the rest comes together easily. You won't be disappointed if you put the time in on this one. I gave it a Good rating and not excellent because of the wing mounting system for the folding wings.

 
"Best bang for the buck, but requires work"
jimmbbo
Revell initiated their famous 1/32 warbird series in the '70s, and they were state of the art for the day... While it cannot compete with Tamiya's fantastic $150 Corsair, Revell's F4U holds up well, especially when considering its bargain basement price (a modeler can build a squadron of Revell kits for one Tamiya ;) ). The details reflect its 1970 release date, the kit has a bit of flash, but the fit is good, the engine is remarkable, and the shape is right. WIth some modeling skills and additional aftermarket parts and detailing, a stunning model can be the result... Several modeling websites have completed Revell Corsairs that are truly works of the modeler's art. Recommended as a challenge for experienced modelers to work their magic, or as a first big scale kit for newer hobbyists on a budget.

Markings

  • One decal sheet with markings for 2 versions
  • 1) Vought F4U-1A Corsair, VF-17 Squadron, US Navy, Ondonga, Solomon Islands, November 1943
  • 2) Vought F4U-1A Corsair, VF-17 Squadron, US Navy, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, February 1944

Comments

Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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