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Vought F4U-1D 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-1D Corsair Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/32 Scale #04781
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 Revell of Germany # rvl04781
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/32
  • Length: 12.63" (321mm)
  • Wingspan: 15.27" (388mm)
  • Skill level: 3
  • Part: 68
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"Ok detail, ok fit, TONS of flash"
Jim M. (Charlotte, NC)
If you don't mind endless hours of scraping and filing, this kit is surely for you. There was SO much flash on everything I almost stopped halfway through and tossed the whole thing in the trash. The parts fitment even after careful trimming of parts is okay at best. The wings are supposed to be able to fold up or lay down with this strange hinge mechanism they cooked up, but good luck ever getting it to line up right when it's done. There's so much wing weight hanging on such a small hinge that it'll never quite sit right. Also, if you want the wings to be even when they fold up, you're on your own. The parts for this mechanism don't line up well at all and need to be trimmed here and there until they fit. If you plan on having moving wings, make sure you have plenty of medium C/A glue and a bottle of accelerator handy! Unfortunately, the cons far outweigh the pros on this one. The raised panel lines and insane number of rivets combined with all the flash and the horrible wing setup make this one a no-go for me. The only good thing I can say about this kit is that the cockpit has more detail than a typical Revell kit.

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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 (tes50627c) (xacx3201) (exl16001)
  • Plastic cement (tes3501) (tes3502) (pls00002) (tam87012) or glue (hlc107)
  • Sprue Cutter (HCAR0630) (tes8940) (exl55594)
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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

 
"F-4U Corsair Birdcage"
ricmac50 (el paso, texas)
I was impressed with the size of the model considering the price of the model, very reasonable for a 1:32 scale model. I did enjoy building and modifying the engine which I proceeded to make into a highly detailed engine. Few flashing parts but overall not bad and a few alignment issues but none that can't be resolved with a little work and patience. Model size is nice and makes for an easy assembly model. Overall model rates between a four and five star, so I'll ,go ahead and rate it a five.

 
"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

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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