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  1. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    #1 Catch22, Aug 1, 2013
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    User Name: Catch22
    Name: Cory
    Category: Intermediate
    Entry: F4U-1 "Marine's Dream", VMF-222, of 1st Lt. Ed Olander, Munda, October 1943
    Kit: 1/32 Tamiya F4U-1 "Birdcage"
    Extras: PYN-Up Decals

    Well, I've managed to wait to even open the bags on this kit. I've decided to do the following scheme:

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    It was flown by Ed Olander in VMF-222. He later became an ace with VMF-214. According to the instructions I have, it flipped over on landing on Bougainville in December 1944, but that seems awfully late, so I think they mean 1943. There are apparently a number of photos of this plane in the National Archives, but I've only been able to find the two below.

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    It's the standard scheme of Blue Gray over Light Gray, but it appears to have had some Light Gray painted up the side. It has the interim bars on it, without a red or blue outline, with some of the bar missing on the port wing where the gun covers are.

    As for the interior, there is only one original birdcage that I can find photos of, and that's one that was pulled out of Lake Michigan two years ago. The paint seemed largely intact, and the cockpit is black, while the gear wells are the bottom colour, so I'll go with that for mine. There is another birdcage that's currently in Brazil, but that was converted from a -1A so that is of no help.
     
  2. Airframes

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    Good one Cory, and looking forward to seeing this new kit take shape.
     
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    Great choice!
     
  4. Catch22

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    Thanks guys. Had today off, and will be off until Tuesday so there should be some progress at least. Started with the engine which looks great, so once that's done I'll put up some photos.
     
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    Should be a good one and will be watching this kit go together.....
     
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    Thanks Bill, hopefully I pull it off.
     
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    Looking forward to your build Cory.
     
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    Thanks guys. This looks like it'll be the one to get me back into the swing of things. Hopefully I'll have the engine done tomorrow.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on what colour the landing gear are? The conventional wisdom is they're either silver or the bottom colour, but they look more black to me.
     
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    nice choise,
     
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    Great choice Cory!
     
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    I've got sevaral Corsair books at home. When I get out on Tuesday, I'll see if I can find any other photos of your bird.

    Geo
     
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    No thoughts on the gear colour Cory but I googled the topic and there seems to be plenty of discussion on it.
     
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    Thanks gents, and Geo that would be greatly appreciated. I'll have a look Andy.
     
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    Cory found this on the internet.

    look at your first pic it does seem to have a lighter grey tail !

    marines dream.jpg

    also will look through my stuff when i can as this does seem vaguely familliar
     
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    Thanks Karl! I really don't know about the tail, it doesn't look like it to me, but there have been other renditions with the lighter tail.
     
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    Looks to me like there's a definite colour demarcation between the fuselage and tail in the first pic.
     
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    Sounds a nice kit Cory, so go for it.
     
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    #20 Micdrow, Aug 2, 2013
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    Found this one Cory, in the osprey series of corsair Aces.
     

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