**** DONE: 1/32 F4U-1A 17740 - Allied Manufactured Aircraft

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  1. Catch22

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    #1 Catch22, Feb 1, 2015
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    Username: Catch22
    First name: Cory
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1/32
    Manufacturer: Tamiya
    Model Type: F4U-1A
    Aftermarket addons: BarracudaCast main wheels, Eduard/HGW fabric and PE belts, f√ľndekals decals.

    Subject: F4U-1A BuNo 17740 of VMF-214, December 1943 at Vella La Vella. Flown by Major Boyington among other pilots in the squadron, as they did not have assigned planes.

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    PDF for full profiles and more photos of the aircraft: http://www.fundekals.com/images/Corsair/usmc32/USMC_Inst_32 copy.pdf
     
  2. Catch22

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    Quite a few photos exist of this aircraft, and it was part of a photoshoot on December 27, 1943 where the St. Louis Cardinals exchanged ball caps for kills.

    There are no known kills attached to this specific aircraft, and Joe Baugher says "17740 ran out of fuel and ditched adjacent to Melip Village, Malekula Island, unknown date.", so I have no idea what squadron it was with when it crashed.

    I plan on making the model represent the aircraft as it was in the colour photograph. I chose it as it has non-standard markings, and appears to have had its left wing replaced, so it has a roundel on the top and the bottom of it.

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    VMF-214 CO Boyington's F4U-1A Torokina Strip Bougainville.jpg

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    Agreed. :thumbright:
     
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    Sweet choice and a great scale for this aircraft....lots of detail forthcoming during the build.

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    Good one Cory.
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    A Corsair Cory? Hooda thought!
     
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    :lol: Good news is, I don't have any more in the stash!
     
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    Nice choice Cory

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    Now that I can't possibly believe...:evil4:
     
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    He forgot to add "Yet !".
     
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    Great choice Cory :thumbright:
     
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    I'm not lying, just the -7! Though I would like to do an Argentine -5, and maybe another Korean War -4. ;)
     
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    Cool choice. :thumbright:
     
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    Thanks Igor!
     
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    Great Choice. Looking forward to this Cory.
     
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    Looking forward this Corey!
     
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    Thanks gents!

    So as I start to putz on this a bit I've realized I lack some information. As some of you may know there was a window on the bottom of early Corsairs that the pilot could look down through. These were deleted during -1A production, but I have no idea when. This is an early -1A so there's a chance the window was placed on it. I can't find anything in my small library, so I'm wondering if someone else has something.
     
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