Chance Vought F4U Corsair

Published: September 3rd, 2018     
Product Image
Front Cover
Author: Maciej Noszczak
Reviewed by: 
Bob LaBouy, IPMS# 3064
Company: Casemate Publishing
ISBN #: 9788365437815
Other Publication Information: 20 pages, 11.7 X 8.3 inches, 2 B&W photos, 6 color plates
Price: $24.95

This is a very handy reference publication for modelers. In this booklet by Maciej Noszczak, there are 20 pages of beautiful line drawings, side view color plates and photos of the XF4U-1 prototype.

There is little in the way of text, aside from a long paragraph detailing the basic developmental stages for the Corsair family of aircraft.

The line drawings are highly detailed (including one full page inserted and removable page). The line drawings are prepared in 1/48th scale while the color plates are done in a larger unspecified scale. However, these color plates provide a number of valuable color references in both two-tone grey over white, solid dark grey, and the ever popular intermediate blue and dark blue over white schemes. Though far from an expert on the Corsair, I made several comparisons, using Tamiya's 32nd scale kit and panel lines and even rivet details appear to be accurate.

I was particularly impressed with the two pages which illustrate and graphically describe the visible external changes in the Corsair's development.

Additionally, the package contains removable masks for the F4U-1A in both 1/72nd and 1/48th scales.

Our thanks to Casemate Publishers for the review copy and my thanks to IPMS/USA for my opportunity prepare this review.

  • Back cover
    Back cover
  • Sheet 11
    Sheet 11
  • Sheet 12
    Sheet 12
  • Sheet 13
    Sheet 13
  • Inside color plate
    Inside color plate

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