Revell Corsair F4U-4 1: 48 Scale , Green

(13 customer reviews)


Last updated on February 24, 2024 9:48 am Details


  • Revell Plastic Model Airplane Kit #85-5248 is skill level 4 and contains 75 parts. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
  • 1:48 scale model, Length 8″, Wingspan 10-1/2″
  • Fold-out wings, retractable landing gear and retractable doors.
  • Paint and glue not included.
  • Includes decals for VMF-214 “Black Sheep” Squadron USS Sicily 1951 and VMA-332 USS Bairoko 1953.

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Additional information



Model Name

Vought F4U-4 Corsair Model Airplane Fighter Jet Kit 1:48 Scale



Release date

April 6, 2022

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Item model number


Product Dimensions

12 x 8 x 2 inches




Corsair F4U-4

Age Range Description

12 years old and up

Number of Pieces


Item Weight

0.226 ounces

Included Components

Model Airplane Building Kit, Assembly Instructions



Item Dimensions LxWxH

12 x 8 x 2 inches


Model Airplanes, Model Building Kits, Model Kits, Model Planes





13 reviews for Revell Corsair F4U-4 1: 48 Scale , Green

  1. The Model Gamer

    Mi aspettavo un kit datato, ma speravo fosse possibile fare la versione con le stesse decals riprodotto nella foto. All’interno non ho trovato le decals, e la pannellatura tutta in positivo

  2. Bruce A. Marien

    For best results read through the directions and paint beforehand

  3. Justyna

    Muy buen modelo de Revell, tiene sus detalles en el canopy, en las alas, pequeños gaps, pero se pueden trabajar y resolver. Me gustó mucho el resultado final para ser el segundo modelo que armo en mi vida.

  4. Justyna

    Siempre me ha gustado este modelo, y este no es la excepción.
    Buenos detalles y piezas detalladas
    Va a quedar muy bien cuando lo termine!

  5. R. Jo

    My husband and son have built many models. The instructions were very confusing for this one.

  6. Shae Lynn MaLayley

    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.

  7. Cliente Amazon

    Es un modelo antiguo y las piezas no se ajustan bien. Ay que limar mucho y poner mucha masilla en los huecos que se quedan. En general llegó un momento en que ya quería dejarlo… pero después de dos días de pausa al final lo hemos terminado.

  8. Agrippa

    Revell proves the parts to build the plane as a night fighter, not mentioned in the narrative. It has multiple simple features to build various aircraft. The landing gear tires will spin if you melt or cap the axle prior to gluing the tire halve together. A nice weekend build.

  9. Sue

    there are some pretty sizeable gaps in the model assembly that you’ll need to putty. especially on the wings.

    That being said the most annoying part of construction was the under-wing “MARINES” decal. See it doesn’t actually fit between the attachment struts for the rockets. and not like it barely doesn’t fir, you have to slice off a fair amount of the decal to slide it in or put it on before the rockets, cut holes in it, and be VERY careful with your cement as modeling cement will absolutely destroy water decals.

  10. peter

    It’s ok, and for the price it doesn’t put you out much. The folding wings are an issue, the hinge system in the wings is tiny and the instructions are a little confusing as to which way they go in. I glued mine in upside down and I didn’t realize after the glue cured, I had to customize the hinge to get them to work. Also the clear canopy pieces don’t fit well either, one seems to big and the other seems to small.

  11. Gerry

    Not the size on the order page, much smaller.

  12. R. Jo

    This is another Monogram/Revell reissue dating back to 1967, and with that being said, it’s a typical example of the model kits from its time period, such as raised panel line details, lack of detail and some inaccurate details; these issues don’t make this a terrible kit to build, but it does require some effort to build and finish this kit. Parts not fitting as well as its modern counter parts will require seam filler and bit of sanding. Some of the things that are interesting about this kit is that it features folding wings and retractable landing gears, which is a remnant of build your own cool toy/model, which is typical of 1960’s~1980’s kits, and since the parts are not as crisp, it does take effort into making these gimmicks work properly. The biggest problem I had with this kit, by design, was the canopy. Clear canopy parts are way too thick, and it would take too much effort to thin them down, and since the canopy frame is molded into to fuselage, it would take a lot of effort to replace it with an aftermarket canopy kit, but the model is not that detailed to begin with to warrant a such tedious en devour.

    Overall this was a fun kit to build, and at a typical price point of $8 to $14, this is a good value for the money.

  13. C. Stephens

    This was a gift for a 11 year old. He definitely struggled with this one. It gives the option to assemble the wings so they fold and that proved to be a challenge for him.

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