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Update: Tamiya’s new 1:32 F4U-1 Corsair

The folks over at Tamiya are working hard with their new 1/32 Vought F4U-1 Corsair ”Birdcage”. The kit was presented with bells and whistles at the 2013 Shizuoka Hobby Show. Here we share the official factory-photos of the model kit. Take a look at the engine detail out of the box, the cockpit and the pilot. Seems like we’ll be getting three marking options. As mentioned by the folks from Tamiya, minor changes can still occur before entering full production.

UPDATE -7/19/2013:

  • Kit Highlights
    • Scale : 1/32
    • Construction type : Assembly kit
    • Photo-etch parts : Included
    • Decals : Included
    • Main landing gears can be depicted in raised or retracted position.
    • Armament includes Mk. XLI bomb rack.
    • Comes with 2 figures to depict pilot in seated or standing position.
    • Synthetic rubber tires feature authentic tread patterns.
    • 3 sets of markings, painting guide and masking sticker to cover “birdcage” canopy.
    • Comes with stand to depict the aircraft in airborne state.
    • 12-page commemorative booklet included
    • 2-piece engine cowl is removable even after completion
    • Includes parts to construct canopy in open or closed position.
    • Comes with 2 sets of rear fuselage parts to recreate initial or late production aircraft.
    To further enhance your new 1/32 Corsair model, Tamiya has a special limited edition weathering master set designed specifically for WWII U.S. Navy aircraft. This set easily allows the modeler to create rust textures and create highlights within the landing gear and main frame of the aircraft using the three included pallets.
    To further enhance your new 1/32 Corsair model, Tamiya has a special limited edition weathering master set designed specifically for WWII U.S. Navy aircraft. This set easily allows the modeler to create rust textures and create highlights within the landing gear and main frame of the aircraft using the three included pallets.

George Collazo
George Collazo
George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.
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