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Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair
Tamiya F4U1D Boxing

Tamiya F4U-1D (Pt. 1)

In Part One we unbox the excellent Tamiya Corsair and check out its parts and decals.

Tamiya F4U1D Boxing

Tamiya F4U-1D (Pt. 2)

In Part 2 we detail the gear bay as well as look into the cockpit and fuselage fit.

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Tamiya F4U-1D (Pt. 3)

In part one we dive into an unboxing of the Italeri KA-6 Intruder. Here we review the various sprues and decals included in the kit.

Italeri KA-6 Intruder
KA-6 Intruder Box Art

Italeri KA-6 Intruder (Pt. 1)

In part one we dive into an unboxing of the Italeri KA-6 Intruder. Here we review the various sprues and decals included in the kit.

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Italeri KA-6 Intruder (Pt. 3)

In this article we put together the exhausts and go over the various intricacies of assembling the fuselage together.

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Italeri KA-6 Intruder (Pt. 4)

In this post we sand, and sand, and sand, and sand some more. We also attach some remaining fuselage bits.

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Italeri KA-6 Intruder (Pt. 5)

In this post we finish up the fuselage, clean up a few more seams, and add some nose weight. Finally, we clean it up to be ready for priming.

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Italeri KA-6 Intruder (Pt. 6)

In this post we put down some primer and clean up a few remaining blemishes. I also go over the scheme options and chose paint scheme to use.

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Italeri KA-6 Intruder (Pt. 7)

In this post we throw down the base coat, do some detail painting, and finally apply all the decals.

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Italeri KA-6 Intruder (Pt. 8 – Final)

In part eight, the final installment of this build series, we weather the aircraft and assemble the final pieces. The full completed build gallery can be found in the showcase.