Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014
Two Piece Set - F4U-1 CorsairVMF-213, 1st Lt. Foy R. Garison,
Guadalcanal 1943 and A6M2 ZeroZuikaku Fighter Squadron, CPO
Saburo Saito, Rabaul 1943
Archive. An interesting set with a well done base and two well
executed models. The base is apparently made of painted plaster in
which two holes were drilled to mount the two wire stands for the
models. The colors used on the base are bright, with a Hammerstein's
South Pacific flare. The Corsair has an interesting three-toned paint
job, including sun-faded fabric on the wings, though there is no weathering
anywhere else on the model. The Zero is painted standard IJN grey
with black cowling and finely-painted squadron marking and individual
aircraft IDs.The quality of the paint job is the best I've seen on
any Corgi Zero. The Hinomarus are boldly applied, without the "blows"
so common on current Corgi models. The gloss on the cowling and fuselage
seems just right. The pilots of both models are well painted and have
proper expressions of grim determination.
A Real Stand-out.
The stand is large and heavy and takes up considerable display space.
As a graphic, or diorama, it works best when displayed by itself or
with other models that are similarly mounted (such as the round stands
used at times by Cyber-Hobbies©). Not to pun too badly, it stands
better all alone. When displayed with other Corgi models mounted on
standard plastic stands it looks a bit hokey. By itself, it can be
To Buy Or Not To Buy...
If you like planes of the Pacific campaign, and if you have room to
display the base and the models, the Guadalcanal set is well worth
getting. However, as always, be sure you look around for the best
||Guadalcanal Corsair and Zero set
|Corgi item #
||No. 2824 of 5000