**** DONE: 1/48 Corsair IV - Pacific Theatre of Operations II

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  1. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    #1 Catch22, Feb 4, 2014
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    Username: Catch22
    First name: Cory
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Tamiya
    Extras: Eduard Interior PE, Ultracast F4U seat with British harness, Aeromaster Decals, and I think some resin wheels. I've unfortunately misplaced all of the extras except for the decals (thank goodness since apparently they're impossible to find).

    The subject of this build is Lt. Robert Hampton Gray, VC, DSC. He was the last Canadian to be awarded the Victoria Cross, for the sinking of a Japanese ship.

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  2. Catch22

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    Pictures of the aircraft itself are very hard to come by, with only really one known to be of KD 658 itself. There are many other photos of HMS Formidable Corsairs numbered 115 but it isn't known if they are of the same plane or not.

    Here's what I have for photos. Only the bottom one is known to be the plane itself. It was apparently FG-1D BuNo 76236.

    26DF8E0A-orig.jpg

    683E2227-orig.jpg

    I've built many of these kits already, and I don't foresee any problems. I've never built one of these with the wings folded, and I'm tempted to do so with this build. I can decide later.
     
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    Cool choice Corey.
     
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    Looking forward to this Cory. I'll see if I can find any photos when I get home

    Geo
     
  5. Catch22

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    #5 Catch22, Feb 4, 2014
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    Thanks!

    EDIT: Crossed posts with you Geo, thanks I'd appreciate it.
     
  6. Vic Balshaw

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    Good choice Cory, I've one of these myself which I'm hanging onto for a later build as a F4U-7, so I'll be watching!
     
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    So you'll be converting a -1 to a -7 then?
     
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    Love them Big-Ass birds......... My fav!
     
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  9. Vic Balshaw

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    You bet I will, got some gear on the way to help with that and I'm looking at the French aircraft. Could be fun.
     
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    Will watch with interest Cory as I have the same kit. You're lucky you have decals for this bird.
     
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    It'll be something to watch! There are a number of major differences so I imagine it'll be a tricky conversion.

    Yeah I lucked out Andy, they were in that glut of kits and decals I was given a few years back.
     
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    Another nice one Cory.
     
  13. Vic Balshaw

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    May need some help with this when the time comes Cory, my current references are not much cop.
     
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    nice one cory
     
  15. Vic Balshaw

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    Not sure if these are of any use to you Cory, came across them while snooping in the net. Obviously not original but could be useful.

    F4U-Cory 115-1.jpg

    F4U-Cory 115-2.jpg
     
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    Another stunner on the way then Cory, great pick!

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Bring it on Cory!
     
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    With all here Cory. Nice. :thumbright:
     
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    The tricky thing about this one Vic will be that the thrust line on the -1 to -4 was straight back, while the engine was tilted forward somewhat on the -5, AU-1 (-6) and -7. Also thanks for the pictures. That's the one that used to be in Hamilton, Ontario before it got traded (sold?) to a museum in Washington State.

    Thanks everyone!
     
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    #20 rochie, Feb 5, 2014
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    Cory.

    how big are the fuselage numbers in your decal set ?

    asking because when i have ben looking into Gray's Corsair, lots of different sizes seem to be shown as well as the the flying example in your siggie !

    the stills from the movie footage of X115 taking off although not very clear and the folded wings picture seem to suggest the numbers were just a little bigger than the width of the bar on the roundel.

    the numbers in your siggie look much bigger, what do you think ?

    i have some pics and profiles on my other computer including other squadron's corsairs that i'll post to help explain what i am on about, give me a day or three though !
     
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