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||32037 - F4U-1A Corsairs
32038 - F4U-1A/D Corsairs
|Contents and Media:
||Each contains one decal sheet; one colour
artwork and decal placement guide; one black-and-white instruction
USD$8.99 each from Meteor
variety of finishes, personal markings and styles of ; perfect
register and colour opacity.
||Some minor conversion
required for the F4U-1A subjects
Reviewed by Brett Green
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor
By most accounts, Trumpeter's 1/32 scale F4U-1D Corsair is a good
kit overall. It is certainly streets ahead of the ancient Revell F4U.
It is therefore pleasing to see that Cutting Edge Decals has
releases two sheets for the new kit.
The subjects covered on the two sheets are as follows:
F4U-1A Corsairs Part 1:
Lucybelle, #86, Greg Boyington, VMF-214, November 1943;
Martha, #883, Bob McClurg & Greg Boyington, VMF-214, December 1943;
#740, Greg Boyington, VMF-214, December 1943.
markings for F4U-1A, #915, Greg Boyington, VMF-214, January 1944,
which was lost on Boyington's last mission;
All the above aircraft are finished
in the mid-war three-tone blue scheme. Three of the subjects wear the
red border to the national markings. A single set of this style of
insignia is supplied, along with prop decals and some stencils.
National insignia with the later blue border for the bonus option will
have to be sourced from elsewhere.
There is a rogue aircraft that
appears on the cover, F4U-1A #827, which does not appear on the
instructions or as markings on the decal sheet. Perhaps we will be
seeing this subject in a future release!
F4U-1A/D Corsairs Part 2:
SeaBees/USMC insignia on nose, #993, VMF-222, Philippine Islands,
Ace of Diamonds insignia on nose, #643, VMF-122
HQSS-22 Skipper's Orchid;
There are some interesting personal
markings amongst this lot. Three aircraft are overall Gloss Sea Blue,
and one in three-tone camouflage.
A full set of national insignia plus
some stencilling is also supplied.
All the markings are in perfect register, colours look great and
decal film is at a minimum.
Please note that some minor modifications will be required to the
Trumpeter F4U-1D for accurate depiction of the F4U-1A subjects.
new decals will be warmly welcomed by fans of 1/32 scale models in
general and WWII US Naval aviation in particular.
Thanks to Meteor
Productions for the review sample
Decals and accessories are available at
Meteor Productions Website
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