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F4U4 Corsair Fighter

This is a F4U-4 Corsair Plastic Model Kit from Revell. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older

Revell-Monogram F4U4 Corsair Fighter Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #855248
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1:48
  • Length: 8" (203mm)
  • Wingspan: 10-1/2" (267mm)
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855248
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"Revell-Monogram Kit of F4U-4....Not bad."
davezz4 (Schaumburg, IL)
I bought this to hang from the ceiling. I built it without the moveable options. The kit itself is OK. Fit was about average for a Revell. The instructions were typical as well. I removed the wing tank mounts and made my own exhaust. I also used aftermarket decals to represent VF-17 from the USS Bunker Hill. Very happy with the end results. If you build it out of the box, It is just an average kit. With a little time and attention it can be made to look pretty good. I would recommend this kit since the cost is low and it can be made to look very good.

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Features

  • A stunning model replica built with injection molded plastic parts, beautifully scribed with impressive details! Retractable landing gear.
  • Gear bay doors open and close.
  • Folding wings.
  • Optional armament including drop tanks, bombs and rockets.
  • Detailed cockpit with separate pilot figure.
  • Movable tail hook.
  • Rotating propeller.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated assembly guide.

Specs

  • Scale: 1:48
  • Length: 8" (203mm)
  • Wingspan: 10-1/2" (267mm)
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855248

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(1) Plastic Model


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"Pretty good kit"
masterchief191
This is a pretty good kit. I would rate this at something a bit above a starter kit. The price is fair on it and it has a bit more detail than expected from a lower end Revell model. The gears can be made to be adjustable/operate along with the wings (just a detail i like to see in models), but you have to be careful with the gear covers if you make them operable. One of the big problems i always find with Revell is the strength of the plastic. This one is has some strength to it so it wont be prone to breaking while handling or building. This is not a bad kit, i suggest it. If you're a starter builder, this is a good challenge to step your skills up.

 
"Where to start"
TheYoungModeler
I am a fan of the corsair and the Black Sheep Squadron but this model kit let me down a bit the fuselage was great it look nice not much detail but enough for a Beginner modeler, but I would not recommend this to a beginner modeler for quite a few reasons 1. the instruction were alright but were not clear on some parts of the model as the wings which is another pain with this model I feel the wings were not thought out for this model they seem sloppy and a pain together I barely got them together my self (Lots of Glue was used) I tip my hat to anyone who got them on without a problem if you love corsairs I would stay away from this model but if you like a challenge give it a go

 
"Good Possibilities"
aliporace
I've read many reviews that bash this model and especially the outer wings. I agree with most of them, especially if you are looking to build this one in a weekend. My approach is a much longer timeframe, I spend the time to get the best results a kit can deliver. This one is one of those kits. Yes you need to sand, fill, trim, fit and spend some time getting things lined up and working. But the end result can be a beautiful bird. Not quite the detail of today's model kits but I do get a lot of positive feedback on this one in my collection. Let's face it, the gull wings make this one instantly recognizable and if you have patience, it can be a very good model, especially for the money. I would recommend building this one if you are a patient builder. A true American classic fighter.

Markings

  • One Decal Sheet with Markings for 2 U.S. Variations
  • 1: VMA-332, USS Bairoko (CVE 115) Korea (July 1953)
  • 2: VMF-214, "Black Sheep" Squadron, USS Sicily (CVE-118) Korea (1951)
  • Airframe & Detail Paint Colors: - Sea Blue FS15042, Zinc Chromate, Silver, Yellow FS13538, Flat White, Tan, Brown, Olive Drab, Skin Color, Red, Green, Flat Black

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