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Hobby Boss' new 1/48 Corsair III
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2020 - 01:25 AM UTC
So I just saw this announcement today on The Modelling News:

https://www.themodellingnews.com/2020/05/hobbyboss-two-new-releases-for-may-give.html#more

And it raises a big question for me. I may be sticking my foot in it, but this states that the Corsair Mk.III was an F3A-1/1-D. But then the painting instructions and sprue shots show a 4 bladed prop. That doesn't seem right to me, did I miss something? Or did Hobby Boss?

Michael
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2020 - 06:02 AM UTC
The sprue layout looks like its the F4U-4...
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2020 - 08:22 AM UTC
Now that I look closer, you're quite right. But the painting instructions show a 4 blade too, not to mention the yellow prop tip decals, of which there are 8.

Michael
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2020 - 12:32 PM UTC
Just another Hobby Boss blooper...