Take your warbird from drab to fab!

Dec 06, 2011 4 Comments by

We recently challenged contributor and master modeler Rich Uravitch to turn a nice warbird ARF into a scale standout, and you have to see this transformation to believe it!One week for ‘kit’ assembly, radio and engine installations, prep work. Additional 10 days for prime, color, markings and weathering. Hope to fly it this coming weekend. Not an aggressive schedule either, just focused!” Stay tuned for the full how-to coming soon in Model Airplane News!

 

Without its decals, this Hangar 9 Corsair has a nice outline but lacks pizazz.

 
 

With some paint, new markings and weathering, this plane is headed to the winners' circle!

 

 

Debra Cleghorn

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4 Responses to “Take your warbird from drab to fab!”

  1. Mike Bost says:

    I think that is a great idea. I have seen flyers for RC flyins that say no ARFs allowed. I think that is hog wash. You can take some nice ARF kits and do some wonderful paint , detail, and weathering. The sport is about building, fun and fellowship not how good a builder you are.

  2. ALBERT MACKAY says:

    I AM ANXIOUSLY AWAITING THAT INFORMATIVE ARTICLE.
    AMSUPER DETAILING A CORSAIR FRU-1A–FROM A KIT–AND HAVE BEEN SERCHING FOR THAT AGED EFFECT, WITH OIL STAINS, EXHAUST BURNS , RIVET, EDGES OF PLATES—HAVE READ AND DONE A LOT OF EXPERIMENTING—BUT I’M NOT SATISFIED TO DATE.

  3. Chuck Manning says:

    Great timing, I hope to finish my Top Flite Corsair this winter after sitting there for to many years to com;lete. I figure it sat so long I might as well do it right now so I can have a stand out model. Thanks for the coming article.

  4. member22717 says:

    Love the colour scheme, only problem is the RCN never had Corsairs in this scheme. After WW II they flew Seafires and Sea Furys as fighter aircraft off HMCS Magnificent. I think Rich got the colour scheme from “What If Aircraft Profiles website. Still if the RCN had used the Corsair after the war it would have looked like this one. Still looks good though.

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