« Tandy Leather Factory Basic 7 Tool Set Oasis Supply Wax Bowling Ball Holder with Birthday Candles » 3 thoughts on “Revell Corsair F4U-4 1:48 Scale” 104 of 107 people found the following review helpful Builder’s review, September 24, 2009 By nieuport17 (New England) – This review is from: Revell Corsair F4U-4 1:48 Scale (Toy) This review is from a model builder’s point of view. Positive points concerning this model:It is sufficiently detailed, nice to paint on.The cockpit detail is excellent. If you put a bit of customization, such as a seat belt, it looks really good.It has retractable landing gears. The landing gear doors also work, and when they close, they fit fairly well.The wings can be folded, which is also a rarity.The decal is very detailed. It is 3% larger in scale compares with the instruction manual, but no one would notice. 95% of the design quality is good–as in all the parts fitted as they should.The negative points of this model:Parts that don’t look as good is the canopy.The clear canopy doesn’t seem fit as well as I would like to–had a hard time trying to squeeze the main canopy into position. I also wish that you can open the cockpit canopy, so you can see inside it. With the “clear” canopy closed, it’s a bit hard to see inside. I know the picture presented that the wings can be folded.While that is true, I wouldn’t fold the wing back and forth too much.The wing hinges are too weak. I personally think the hinges should be bigger thus, withstand the folding movement. There is an instruction problem which I will email Revell after this review. If a builder follows the hinge attachment with the manual, he/she will not be able to get the outer wing fitted on correctly. The hinges are upside down. However, do play around with them before you glue. That’s how I discovered the issue. Overall:This is a good model, and had a great time building it.For me, the building time was one week. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (10) Reply 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful Its ok, but be warned., May 23, 2014 By Amazon Customer – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Revell Corsair F4U-4 1:48 Scale (Toy) Ok, to start, I have been building models since I was about 8 years old. I have seen a lot of models, some great and some terrible. This one sort of falls in the middle. I got this model to build together with my 6 year old son. Let me just say, I was seriously disappointed. I did a great deal of research before I purchased the model. I have some prior experience with Revell and some of their other models and did not get what I was expecting. The model is needlessly complicated, with some features of the model that I can only guess are supposed to work. The directions are unclear. The two halves of the fuselage and the wings mounts don’t exactly line up, and will most likely need some serious putty or green stuff work to fill and look good. On the positive, it does look historically accurate and the scale is approachable to folks who may not have as much experience putting models together. That being said, I would not recommend this to any one who is new to model building unless you are ok with a model that is going to need lots of work for it to look its best. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful ., January 28, 2015 By Shae Lynn MaLayley (Johnson City, TN) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Revell Corsair F4U-4 1:48 Scale (Toy) Seems to me that there are 3 kinds of people who buy Revell kits. A: A person who remembers Revell fondly from their childhood.B: People who are new to modeling who don’t want to spend a lot of money starting out.And finally, C: People who don’t mind putting in a bunch of extra work to get a decent looking model. If you fall into category C and don’t mind breaking out the putty and rubber bands to get a decent looking finished result, then you’ve arrived at the right place. If you fall under category A, and you built this kit as a kid, then for you it’s a labor of love and nothing I say here will matter anyway. However, if you fall into category B, then I strongly suggest you save up your money and pick up a Tamiya model to get started with. I started out with back to back Revell kits, and was about ready to throw my paints away when I found a discounted Tamiya armor kit. After that first Tamiya build I caught myself saying “So…this is what it’s actually supposed to be like.” You have to remember that these are old kits. They are nostalgic for those folks who have been modeling long enough to remember when Revell was pretty much the only name in the game. After I got a few Tamiya kits under my belt, I came back to the Revell kits. I’m glad I did. For the price you really can’t complain too much, and by then I had a better idea how to deal with all the flash and poor fitment problems that come with these kits. I guess what I’m trying to say is that starting out with Revell kits very nearly caused me to stop building because I was so frustrated. That’s why I have a hard time suggesting this kit for anyone who is just getting started. Now that I’m beginning to get the hang of it, I rather enjoy the challenge. The Corsair is a fine kit, especially if you start out saying to heck with the folding wings and just glue them stationery. As far as Revell kits go I’d say this one is a bit better than I expected. Still, lots of putty, some cursing, and a few rubber bands never hurts. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.