F4U-1/2 Corsair

I found that the best way to stop procrastinating is posting what I will build next.

I have always like the Corsair. The first one I bought was Monogram F4U-4 Corsair in the 1960s.

I had also bought in the 1980s Otaki F4U-1A.

I still have it minus its pitot tube.

I have bought another Tamiya F4U-1/2 last month as the price was right.

The first one will represent this Corsair flown by Richard Harmer who I dedicated a blog in a tribute to VF(N)-101.

I will decide later on when to build the second one.

To-do list – 83 model kits

Updated 22 March 2022

To-do list – 83 model kits

Having build another model kit, I have updates my to-do list. I now consider my to-do list more as a list of my collection of model airplanes. I thought three years-ago that it was a great idea to have a to-do list of what I have in my collection, especially when Amazon was always putting on ads whenever I was opening my computer and going on the Internet. This was before Plaza Japan started hitting me with the same.

I was hoping in 2021 that I could be avoiding going on another spending spree, and planning ahead on my next builds by setting up some priorities… Well I was being wrong and I kept adding more model kits in my collection in 2021. This is now the updated list of model kits.

Helicopters (3)

Monogram (3)

AH-1S (almost completed many years ago)

Bell Huey Hog (bought in 1980s)

AH-64 Apache (bought in 1980s and started in mid 90s)

Planes (80)

ICM (4)

Ju 88 A-14 (bought on January 20, 2020)

Ju 88 C-6 (bought on January 21, 2020)

Do 17Z-2 (bought on January 21, 2020)

Bf 109F-4 (bought on January 28, 2020)

Airfix (3)

Boulton-Paul Defiant (bought in 2018)

Battle of Britain and Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 (bought in 2018)

Battle of Britain and Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 (bought in 2018)

Eduard (12)

P-39 (bought in December 2019)

Spitfire Mk IX (bought in December 2019)

F6F Hellcat Weekend edition (bought in January 2020)

Spitfire Mk XVI Weekend edition (bought in January 2020)

Me 110 E (bought in January 2020)

Me 109 G-4 (bought in February 2020)

FW 190 D (bought in March 2020)

Me 109 E-3 (bought in March 2020)

FW 190 A-8 (bought in March 2020)

Hawker Tempest Mk V (bought in June 2020)

P-51 D (bought in June 2020)

Hawker Tempest Mk V Weekend Edition (bought in June 2020)

Tamiya (27)

Hawker Harrier (bought in 1990s)

Bristol Beaufighter Mk VI (bought after 2000)

de Havilland Mosquito (bought in 2018)

P-47 M (bought in 2019)

F4U-1D Corsair with tug (bought in 2019)

F4U-1/2 Corsair (bought in August 2019)

Me 262 (bought in December 2019)

FW 190D (bought in January 2020)

IL-2 Sturmovik (bought in February 2020)

Bristol Beaufighter TFX (bought in June 2020)

P-38 F/J (bought in June 2020)

P-38 F/J (bought in June 2021)

Hayate KI-84 (bought in June 2021)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk I (bought in June 2021)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk I (bought in June 2021)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb Tropical (bought in June 2021)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb (bought in June 2021)

P-51B (bought in September 2020)

P-47D Razorback (bought in September 2020)

De Havilland Mosquito Mk IV (bought in 2021)

De Havilland Mosquito Mk VI (bought in 2021)

Mitsubishi GM4 (bought in 2021)

Heinkel He 219 (bought in 2021)

Heinkel He 162 (bought in 2021)

Focke Wulf Fw 190 A8 (bought in 2021)

Mustang III (bought in 2021)

Fairey Swordfish (bought in 2021)

Revell (2)

B-29 (vintage 1950s) (a gift)

B1-B (bought in 1990s)

Monogram (27)

Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk (a gift from a WWII veteran)

de Havilland Mosquito (bought in 1990s)

de Havilland Mosquito (bought in 1990s)

Hawker Harrier (bought in 1980s)

Hawker Typhoon (bought in 1990s)

SBD Dauntless (bought in 1980s)

Vought Kingfisher (bought in 1990s)

A-26 B Invader (bought after 2000)

B-24 J (bought in 1980s)

B-25 J (bought in 1990s)

B-58 (bought in 1980s)

P-38 (bought in 1980s)

P-61 Black Widow (bought in August 2019)

F4 Phantom (bought in 1980s)

F-8 Crusader (bought in 1980s)

F-9F (bought in 1980s)

F-80 (bought in 1980s)

F-84 (bought in 1980s)

A6 Douglas Skyraider (bought in 1980s)

A7 Corsair (bought in 1980s)

F-100 (bought in 1980s)

F-101 (bought in 1980s)

F-102 (bought in 1980s)

F-105 (bought in 1980s)

F-106 (bought in 1980s)

F-117 (bought in 1980s)

Mig-29 (bought in 1980s)

Hasegawa (4)

P-40 E (bought in 2018)

Douglas Dauntless (bought in 2018)

Zero Type 52 (Minicraft/Hasegawa) (bought in 1990s)

Nakajima B5N2 (bought in 2021)

Trumpeter (1)

Vickers Wellington Mk III (bought in February 2020)

Ships (4)

Trumpeter (4)

Canadian HMCS Huron 1/350 scale (bought in 2019)

German Z-30 Zerstorer 1/350 scale (bought in 2019)

USS Lexington 1/700 scale (bought in 2019)

USS Saratoga CV-3 1/700 scale (bought in 2019)


So with so many model kits waiting to be built, I still realize that it’s not that important if I build them all… Just having them is.