Revell Germany 04781 Vought F4U-1A Corsair Plastic Model Kit (1/32 Scale)

(13 customer reviews)

$55.80

Last updated on February 25, 2024 12:47 pm Details

Description

  • Add the fastest aircraft for the WWII era to your collection by assembling this 68-piece model kit
  • Kit features foldable wings, detailed cockpit and engine, pilot figure, rotating propeller and two sets of USN decals
  • Model scale 1: 32
  • Recommended for ages 12 years and older
  • Paint and glue are sold separately
  • This incredible speed was matched by supreme maneuverability and a total of six . 50 caliber machine guns.
  • Long after the war ended, the navy kept producing with 12, 571 produced from 1942-1953.
  • The kills were mostly recorded during WWII. Long after the war ended, the navy kept producing with 12, 571 produced from 1942-1953.
  • All combined created a fighter with which the US Navy racked up a 11 to 1 kill ratio.
  • Kit features foldable wings, detailed cockpit and engine, pilot figure, rotating propeller and two sets of USN decals.
  • This incredible speed was matched by supreme maneuverability and a total of six .50 caliber machine guns.
  • Long after the war ended, the navy kept producing with 12,571 produced from 1942-1953.
  • The kills were mostly recorded during WWII. Long after the war ended, the navy kept producing with 12,571 produced from 1942-1953.
  • All combined created a fighter with which the US Navy racked up a 11 to 1 kill ratio.
  • Kit features foldable wings, detailed cockpit and engine, pilot figure, rotating propeller and two sets of USN decals.

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Additional information

Brand

Revell

Color

Navy

Theme

Military

Item Dimensions LxWxH

12.6 x 15.27 x 6 inches

Material

Plastic

Included Components

MODEL KIT

Item Weight

15.1 ounces

Number of Pieces

94

Style

Foldable

Model Name

Vought F4U-1A Corsair Plastic Model Kit

Product Dimensions

12.6 x 15.27 x 6 inches

Item model number

RG4781

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

No

Release date

December 1, 2019

Manufacturer

MMD Holdings, LLC

13 reviews for Revell Germany 04781 Vought F4U-1A Corsair Plastic Model Kit (1/32 Scale)

  1. Flyboy

    Got this on an amazon lightning deal promotion. It is an old molding from Revell of an iconic aircraft. The plastic is decent enough, however there is a lack of detail especially in the cockpit. Most modeller accept the kits shortcoming and use it as a platform to improve it with the mass of aftermarket detailing available for it (photo-etch, resin upgrades etc). Can be built up to a decent kit out of box, and a superb kit with a lot of effort. One of Revell’s “large scale” models, so be mindful for display space once built!

  2. Lanke

    In 1975, I was one of those kids in single digits watching BLACK SHEEP SQUADRON. Every kid fan of that show – and plenty of adults – bought that Revell kit and assembled it to resemble Major Boyington’s Lullabelle. The reason I bought this Corsair was for customizing as a special effects model in a series of short films that will play on my Gotham Filmwerks YouTube channel. This version is physically the same as the 1975 original but the decals are vastly more intricate and detailed allowing you to create a more accurate model. 44 years later, this kit is still a winner.

  3. Cosmic J

    This is a plastic model kit of an F4U-1A Corsair in 1/32 scale. It requires glue and paint to assemble properly.

    Revell’s 1/32 scale Corsair dates from around 1970 I believe. It’s been released several times over the decades, including this latest Revell Germany release, although I think this might be the first time that the -1A description is correct.

    The model is molded in light grey plastic, and has some flash on the parts. That’s to be expected on a kit of this vintage. Despite that, fit of the parts is good. The outline is generally correct, including the slightly offset rudder. Other details are… not so correct. The crankcase on the engine, the cowling flaps, the wheel wells and landing gear, and most especially the cockpit are not up to current standards. Surface detail consists of raised panel lines and rivets. Flaps and control surfaces are fixed in the neutral position. The model has assemblies to make the wings fold, but the details are spurious and the fold mechanism is prone to breakage if used too much. Rivet counters need not apply.

    That said, I have a lot of affection for this model. It’s big, it’s inexpensive and it looks like a Corsair when finished. It’s not too detailed for younger modelers, and it’s big enough that scratch builders can have a lot of fun improving it. If you need your model to be accurate, then you’ll likely gravitate towards the Tamiya or Trumpeter Corsairs, but there are aftermarket kits out there that can be used to spruce this one up nicely. Plus, Corsairs were painted in a variety of interesting schemes, and for the cost of one Tamiya kit, you could build and paint four or five of these.

    If the drawbacks listed above don’t bother you, then I would recommend this model. It’s fun to build, it looks the part, and it’s inexpensive enough that you could experiment w/ modeling and painting techniques without worry.

  4. kris Holsteen

    It’s a cool looking model, but a few issues structurally – the flexible wings aren’t designed very well. I ended up fixing one wing in place as it broke multiple times and the repairs just got ugly. Plus I didn’t get labels inside. They were missing. The tail-wheel is very flimsey, it will break on you.
    If you’re smart, you will use epoxy and brace all the parts internally when put together. I made some modifications to do this on the tail, engine mount, fuselage, and wings. I wouldn’t pay much for this model. But it’s good practice for doing other more difficult models.

  5. Cdune1

    Reveille has always made high quality models. The price is good for what you get.

  6. Sam Ramos

    I didn’t have any problems with it
    BRILLIANT and great value for money👍

  7. KrisB

    This is a difficult kit to review… Some of the detail is excellent, the relatively unusual paint scheme is fun, and there is (for this money) a relatively high amount of detail – albeit quite often surface rather than recessed. However, the canopy was a little distorted, the undercarriage is flimsy, and the folding wings were a nightmare – so much so, that I ended up gluing them in the down position, and using a fair chunk of plastic putty to make it look good.

    I bought another two just for the challenge.

  8. Ken Kalasinski

    Removable engine cowling to view detailed engine. Not color I was expecting but that is why there is paint .

  9. D P

    Arrived without assembly instructions and without decal sheet.

  10. Lanke

    I bought this kit because it is the same scale as the old wood Speedebilt Kits I made 60 years ago, but a lot more detailed.
    It was relatively easy to assemble but I ran into two issues. One the landing gear is weak and I had problems with it collapsing from the weight of the model You may need to strengthen the joints with MIlliPut putty. Two the wing folding I could not get to work. I had to decide to assemble it with or without the wings folded.
    Still a great kit and I am well pleased with it.

  11. bigiron

    The original 1:32 class of kits released by Revell in the late 70’s reboxed for the next generation to bash. This here kit is pretty basic and inaccurate when compared to Trumpeter and the likes who do 1:32 F4U. For the money it’s a bargain though as you get a large chunk of plastic for your money that can be turned into a very nice kit with major work or even minimal efforts.

    Raised panel lines and a basic cockpit and landing gear can, if so wished, be replaced with more modern aftermarket parts and the panel lines can be scribed out also. a little extra wiring in the engine bay can make all the difference for display.

    I have a few of these kits and have yet to build one but one I bought for a friend has been a success as he is a huge F4U fan and loved his.

  12. Mad Mark

    It’s in my stash of 1\32aircraft kits

  13. E. Joseph Delaney

    I built this model in 1/48th scale, but prefer the large scale myself. I feel that scales 1/72, 1/76, 1/100th, and 1/144 are
    a waste of good plastic that can be used on making larger scale models. At least ones that are visible to the naked eye. This model is excellent and would go good in any diorama. I usually build them with a mint paint job then whether
    them to look war torn, then add appropriate surroundings. The surroundings for this one will be a challenge because of
    it’s large scale. If a Navy plane is what you want for your collection then I would recommend either the Corsair or the
    Hellcat.

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