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"Birds of a Feather" 1/72nd Corsair on a Pedestal

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"Birds of a Feather" 1/72nd Corsair on a Pedestal

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Another display I'm working on for the Connecticut Air & Space Center is to show (through 1/72nd models) the evolution and history of our particular Goodyear FG-1D Corsair BuNo: 92460. I've already completed the two "book ends" Corsairs from Minicraft F4U-1D models. These are two "Factory Fresh" looking birds. One showing how the Corsair looked after it came out of the Goodyear plant in 1945, and the other how it will look after her restoration is completed. This is the next big completed model in this series, with as many as 6 or 7 more models to go.

This diorama is called "Birds of a Feather" showing what our Corsair looked like in 1971/72 right after it was placed onto of the pedestal and still looking fairly new.

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This is actually the second version of this diorama that I've made. The first being in 1/144th scale:
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The new one (in 1/72nd scale) allows for a bit more detail and depth. The kit I believe was a F.R.O.G. kit. I found someone who makes Seagulls on Shapeways and they worked PERFECTLY! I might add a one more person, a couple more Seagulls, and a name plate onto the diorama, but otherwise, I'm calling it done. Hope you like it!

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Re: "Birds of a Feather" 1/72nd Corsair on a Pedestal

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Good idea and perfectly done! Nice and clean plane!
Btw: when adding more seagulls - you know what they do to everything they sit on . . . :mrgreen:

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Re: "Birds of a Feather" 1/72nd Corsair on a Pedestal

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Great idea! And yes, a few days of seagull "deposits" later, the Corsair would look more like someone had whitewashed the surfaces! :P

Perhaps I should do this Huey Medivac on display just outside the Dandenong Returned and Services League (RSL), which in turn is right on the fringe of a suburban shopping plaza. Indeed, the building design has been mistaken for the local Maccas!

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