This is part of a series originally published on Britmodeller.com. You can view the original article HERE.
Unboxing the Tamiya F4U-1D (1/48 Scale)
The kit is extremely detailed. Lots of rivets and sunken panel lines. Everything is crisp too. The plastic is solid and not the soft plastic you find in modern Airfix kits. For 1/48 it’s a pretty simple kit as it only has three sprues plus one clear part sprue. There was some minor damage to one sprue which caused the engine cowling to be ripped from its attachment point. Not a huge deal as there doesn’t seem to be any major damage to it.
For a more in depth look check out the in box review HERE
Here are some sprue shots:
Decals look nice even including seat belts. I think I’ll make my own from tamiya tape or milliput.