The paper model of the F4U-1D Corsair fighter
Materials and tools:
- scissors, paper knife, drawing ruler
- glue brushes and paint;
- watercolors (or pencils), toothpicks;
- clear acrylic glue ("Moment", etc.);
- to print the model matte photo paper with a density of 170-180 g / m2;
- for small parts - 70-80 g / m2.
- Before you assemble the part, read the drawings and instructions. Determine the place of each part and imagine its assembly;
- Make holes in details before cutting out the part;
- Cut only the part (s) you need right now. Unpacked items in a box, and unused sheets in a closed folder (as an option). Throwing out trash after work, carefully inspect the scrap paper;
- To better fold the part, it is necessary to hold the ruler along the fold line, pressing lightly with the blunt side of the knife or a toothpick so as not to damage the paper surface.Better to do it from the wrong side of the part;
- Keep your fingers clean and be sure to use wipes to wipe your hands, because hands may get dirty in the process;
- wind up cylindrical parts before gluing onto a round object of a suitable diameter, this will give them shape;
- Before gluing it is necessary to paint the ends of the part. White crop lines spoil the overall look of the model. To paint the ends, use watercolors or gouache paints. After selecting the desired color, apply them in a thin layer, then allow the paint to dry. About markers better to forget;
- Take your time with gluing. First, cut out the part, paint it from the end, wait for the paint to dry, assemble the part. Attach it to the place where it should be to make sure everything is done correctly. And only then stick. Do not forget to let the glue dry.
A bit of history
Forsaken F4U-1D Corsair
Chance Vout F4U Corsair (Eng. Chance Vought F4U Corsair) is a single-deck fighter from World War II. Designed and built by Chance-Vout.
In 1938, the United States Navy announced a competition for a deck-based fighter of a new generation,victory in which won the company Chance-Vout. An agreement was signed with the company to build a prototype of a new aircraft in June 1938.
A strongly curved folding wing of the "reverse gull" type was designed, the main struts of the retractable landing gear were located at the point where the wing broke. On May 29, 1940, pilot Lyman Bewlyard made a test flight. On the “Corsair” » For the first time in the United States aircraft industry, spot welding was used. June 3, 1941 the Navy signed a contract with the company for the supply of 580 aircraft of this type.
But the results of the deck tests were unsatisfactory, the command of the fleet recognized the "Corsair" » unsuitable for use as a carrier-based fighter. As a result, we had to change the chassis design and raise the cockpit to improve visibility.
The first combat squadron of the US Navy VF-12 was formed in October 1942. These fighters were launched by Brewster under the designation F3A-1 and Goodyear under the designation FG-1. The last modification did not have a folding wing.
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