F4u-2 (Ν) Corsair Tamyia 1\48 By Giannis Mitzas

 F4u-2(Ν) Corsair VMF-N 532 Tamyia 1\48


 F4u-2 is a topic I've been wanting to introduce to you for a long time. Because there is little information about converting the F4u-1 Corsair into one, from 32 F4u-2 Corsair. Joined in 1944. Tamyia's 1/48 scale kit. It is the only one available in the F4u- 2 and this, however, has fallen victim to the least knowledge of the true picture of the first full-time, night-time student, the Navy. At the end of the article you will find a link to all the information I have gathered. So make your F4u-2 right.

F4U-2 Corsair No.212 Flying by Capt Howard W Bollman, VMF (N) -532, Kagman Field, Saipan, April 1944
I chose to do the black 212, by Capt Howard W. Bollman. As it was at the end of 1944. At Kwajalein Atoll. The 212 had 2 wins. The first was a Mitsubishi G4M Betty. The F4u-2 Corsair at that time. It had been painted again over the two-tone paint with the tricolor and had on the engine cover. The painting was MIDNITE Cocktail.

 The first, modification I made. It was to extend the Radar by 2 mm (forward) and to reflect it
upper surface with two-component stucco. The thought of opening Radar accessories. It was an idea I came up with during construction. The construction was made with plastic sheet and a little wire for the cables. With Roll Copper Wire I rebuilt all the antennas and opened the door to the fuselage. I made the bomb and the wings from scratch and the pilots. Gradually left to all F4u-1 & F4u-2. But 212, at the time, had it and I had to fix it, since it is not in the kit.


   The star (coat of arms) on the wings. It is slightly larger and in a different position than the kit instructions. Speech by Radar. I got an F4u-1D from the side badges that matched the exact size I was looking for.
The structural problem they face, as if we are doing a diarrhea. It is to direct our work as realistically as possible. In photos of aircraft maintenance, we see 3 to 10 people working. Without it being a rule. So I put the ground crew in different posts. Engineers, electricians, gunmen. The figures all come from a set of Verlinden. I painted them with (Humbrol 84 & 85). The accessories also come from Verlinden and Tamyia.
The upgrade kit is from Aires. (4225) I installed the copckpit. The nests of the wheel and the cannon. I didn't want to open the engine and its accessories. Not to spoil the silhouette of the F4u-2 Corsair. I chose to get the engineers to close the engine lids though, as if they had just finished their job.
Painting Preparation "The procedure I always follow. It's to scratch the models on the surface. This technique is a must in WW2 models. I put Aluminum under the basic paint of the models, for two reasons: The first is that, like real planes, which is aluminum, it gives a more lively approach, the second is that we can scrape with the kit points that peel off the airplanes, with what truth legal way.
With white, I passed the lower surface of the spider and the wings in their fixed part. With the Model Master's (FS 35164 INTERMEDIATE BLUE). Such as the basic design of the tricolor variant and the top with Colourcoats' Sea Blue (FS 35042). Radar cone (found in factory presentation in white. With tricolor paint the cone was painted with the same (US-27 Deck Stain of the same company) and the filtrin, behind the pilot's head, with (Blue Gray FS-25189) We should say here that the F4u-2s in 1945 were repainted in a dark blue, like the drawing you will see in the link I am referring to.
Weather: The back of the cockit to the vertical fixed. As well as the tank, following the run, of gasoline. They were lightly dyed with a lighter Sea Blue (FS 35042) adding 10% white. I highlighted it this way. What sunny spots on the plane. Aluminum I made the panel at the top of the engine. That was, an additional panel. It wasn't from the beginning on this particular F4u-2 and was therefore not painted.
The engine comes from a Hasegawa P-47D. It is more realistic and with less wire, for the bouzouces. Shows which one is right from its corresponding kit. It was painted with a medium gray and oil painting (Sepia Extra). I did the wash.
Damage: I Wash with AK: (2073) Bottom pass with Oil Black (Ivory Black & Lamp Black) and Raw Umber. With Soot (H-343 Hobby Color) exhaust smoke and cannons. With oil (Raw Umber & Acrylic Varnish Glossy 114 oil) I ran from the tank. I gave it a wet and dry texture!


The table was made of wood pulses and the scaffolding it holds in the engine, made of plastic sheets


information¨ http://www.gmodelart.com/2017/06/f4u-2n-corsair-night-fighter.html

 Art:Giannis Mitzas