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Unboxing Tamiya's Bubbletop Corsair
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Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:35 PM UTC
Jim gives us a sneak peek at this new release from Tamiya. A new variant of their highly praised F4U Corsair. This time in the bubble top canopy with additional options for clear engine cowls and housing.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 04:45 AM UTC
Who gets to review this baby? The birdcage Corsair is the finest airplane I've ever built, perhaps the finest KIT I've ever assembled. Put it with the Barracuda Studios placards, instrument decals and magneto for the engine and it makes a great kit superb.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 11:42 PM UTC
Looks like another great addition to their 32nd scale line. Just wish it had options like their 1/32nd P-51 and Spitfire kits-so you pose various parts like landing gear, wings, control surfaces and canopy in different positions after final assembly.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:09 PM UTC

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Just wish it had options like their 1/32nd P-51 and Spitfire kits-so you pose various parts like landing gear, wings, control surfaces and canopy in different positions after final assembly.


Not sure what you mean. The Bird Cage kit allows for wings extended or folded (though most planes never folded their wings because they were used on land after the USN dumped the Corsair as too unpredictable in landing on carrier decks). I'm sure you could have the gear up or down. My build has the canopy open and the flaps lowered.