Another gloss-painted, midnight blue Corsair, last seen here.
The color difference is striking, especially when the two gloss
colors are compared to the color of the partner
model in this update. Interestingly, the cowl is painted white,
brown and grey, which is most unusual in both Navy and Marine
aircraft. The rules guiding the services' plane decor were pretty
strict during WWII, and even applying yellow, versus insignia
white, to the cowling ring was frowned upon. So, apparently, rules
were bent somewhat during the inter-war period, or operationally
in the field.
Again, this is an excellent model. It dates to 2006, also pre-Hornby.
The paint and insignia and decor (even the coiled snake) are very
well done, and the prop is fully decorated (despite the illustration
on the collector's card, below). The box is non-standard, using
a Forgotten Heroes motif of thousand-yard stare soldier-statues
on the cover, and commemoration panels on two sides. Pictures
of the model are printed only on the other two sides.