1/32 Vought F4U-4 Corsair, VMF-323 "Death Rattlers" - Carrier Aircraft GB

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  1. Lucky13

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    Name: Jan
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    Scale: 1/32
    Manufacturer: Trumpeter
    Model type: Vought F4U-4 Corsair
    Aftermarket: Nada...well, possibly some aftermarket decals, to change her from '18' to '13', if she carried this noseart, otherwise, if not, then straight out of the box, building her as Capt. Dennis C. Hallquist's '18'..... (fingers crossed)
    Email has been sent to find out...

    This is what I'll try to do...

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    Love them bent wing birds!
    Good one Jan.
     
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    Nice one old chap.
     
  5. Lucky13

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    Cheers lads!

    Aye! One my B-I-G favourites when it comes to carrier aircraft, next to the Skyraider and Crusader, to mention just a couple...
     
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    Got this answer on my email:

    Jan,
    As far as I have found out only 4 of 323s Corsairs had the snake nose art painted on the cowling. I will check the pictures I have and see if any had #13 on it. If I do I will send you a picutre of it. When you finish the model I sure would love some pictures of it. Attached is a couple of pictures of VMF-323 F4U Corsairs aboard the USS Sicily in 1951 sent to me by Lt Bud Yount (now deceased) and corsair pilot and he is in one of the pictures. I hope this is of help.
    Semper Fi


    Plus two very nice pics, them to classic ones of VMF-323 on the carrier deck, but slightly different angle I think. 8)
     
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    Jan: You will, of course, have to dump that side number 18 !! Good choice, I like the bent wing bird, too.

    Charles
     
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    Looking forward to this Jan.
     
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    Great choice Jan!
     
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    "Death Rattlers", how cool is that!
     
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    Good choice Jan, this will get you working!
     
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    Nice stuff Jan, love this scheme.
     
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    Nice choice Jan should be good one.
     
  14. Lucky13

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    Cheers lads!

    Now, I'm soooo very tempted! :oops:

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    this should be good old fruit, carry on !
     
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    Ahhh Jan, you disappointed me. Thought you could do another B-25 say for the bombing of Japan, Cool choice though :)
     
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    Honestly Jan, I wouldn't bother with the engine. The kit one is very good, if a bit fragile.
     
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    Got a couple of books on that raid....was tempted! :oops:

    True! .....and to do that engine justice, you'd have to build her with no cowling...
     
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    If you did the B-25, I would want to see a section of Hornet's flight deck under her Jan....:D
     
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    Eeeerrrmmmm......might need to do a section of USS Badoeng Strait CVE-116 or USS Sicily CVE-118, eh? ;) :lol:
     
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