DONE: Chance Vought F4U-1 Corsair of Lt. Ken Walsh, VMF-124, White 13 Group Build

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  1. Catch22

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    #1 Catch22, May 18, 2009
    Last edited: May 18, 2009
    I stole Ozhawk's info template as his was very complete.

    Username: Catch22
    Category: 2
    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: Tamiya
    Model Type: F4U-1 "Birdcage"
    Details: White 13 flown by Lt. Ken Walsh of VMF-124

    Here's a profile of the plane I'd like to do:

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    F4U-1 Corsair BuNo 02350 No.13 flown by Lt Kenneth A Walsh of VMF-124, munda, August 1943
    From Mark Styling

    I have the colours I need, and I'm pretty much good to go. I just would like some real photos of this plane. As far as I've been able to find out he flew a number of 13s, but I'd like to do this one as it doesn't have bars on the roundel and it'd be something different in that respect. If anyone can find anything, that'd be great as I've been unable to. This is the research time for this build as I don't plan on starting it until after my Avenger and OTHER Corsair are finished.

    And Jan, sorry!
     
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    Awesome build mate 8)

    Love the early war American Corsairs with no bar's on the roundels -very cool scheme choice
     
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    Yup, nice choice Catch!
     
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    Cory are there any pics in the Kagero book ? or are there only pics of Walsh's later F4U's
     
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    Good one Cory...careful Jan doesn't pinch it!:D
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Karl, I have both Kagero books, and the Osprey "Cosair Aces of WWII" and the best I can do is a couple profiles and a shot of the plane pre-delivery, which I suppose should do. There aren't any markings on it, but I know where they go thanks to the profiles. My big problem was (and may still be) which canopy was fitted, the one with the bulge or the original flat one? The picture shows a flat one, but the profile shows a bulged one. I'd be more inclined to believe the actual picture, what about you guys? According to the Styling website, that plane is "F4U-1 Corsair BuNo 02350 No.13 flown by Lt Kenneth A Walsh of VMF-124, Munda, August 1943", and the picture of the plane that I found is BuNo 02350 so they're the same plane, as I know he had a few 13s.
     
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    Here's the picture btw:
     

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    Thanks Karl! That's another bulged canopy on that plane on that profile.
     
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    Hmmm tough one I'd go for the flat canopy -looks cooler imo

    Great pics Corey and Karl 8)
     
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    Nice choice Cory, and thanks for the clear entry details info. It looks like people are getting the idea!
    As far as the canopy goes, I'm not sure, but I think I read somewhere that the bulged-top canopies were retro-fitted in the field, following operational experience. Check in the text of your Kagero books and other refs, to see if it's mentioned.
     
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    I also have read that too Terry, and it makes sense. I just have to figure out WHEN. I'll probably do the bulged, as at the time of Walsh becoming an ace they would have probably have started retro-fitting the canopies.
     
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    Good luck whichever you decide! Sure looks like a tasty kit
     
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    Thanks Dan! Trust me, it is a great kit.
     
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    Keep working Cory.Good choice. I'm making the thread sticky.
     
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    #16 ccheese, May 19, 2009
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    It should be a nicde build, Cory. Lucky will be pleased, it's got a 13 on it !

    Charles
     
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    Thanks guys, and thanks Wojtek for stickying it.
     
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    The nicest ones are birdcage....I can't wait to see some pics Catch
     
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    Thanks Coors, but it'll be a bit till I start! I have an Avenger and another Corsair on the go, though the Corsair's in the final stretch. I probably won't start it until I'm finished the Avenger.
     
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    I'm 43 and haven't touched one for about 10 years. I've got some load of them in the basement unbuilt. My baby is a 1965 Revell 1/32nd P-51B Shangri-la+.....maybe someday.
     
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