**** DONE: F-8E, WS15 of VMF(AW)-323 "Death Rattlers", Operation Green Wave

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  1. Catch22

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    #1 Catch22, May 1, 2010
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    User name: Catch22
    Name: Cory
    Category: 2, Intermediate
    Kit: Hasegawa F-8E Crusader
    Scale: 1/48
    Accessories: Fox One Decals

    This plane's fuel tank burst and caught on fire during aerial re-fueling, and the pilot, 1st Lt. Cliff Judkins had to bail out the old-fashioned way.

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    Nice one Cory. That must have been a bit of a job, climbing out of a Crusader instead of using the bang seat!
     
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    Nice choice Cory, mate!
     
  4. Catch22

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    Thanks guys, I'm going to get started right away!
     
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    Very cool choice!
     
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    nice kit cory and sounds like an interesting story.(i didn't mean to rhyme):oops::lol:
     
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    Great choice Cory 8)

    cheers

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    Good choice Cory! And a cool story to go with it!
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    I obviously missed this on yesterday Cory, probably to intent on getting my own thread up. Needless to say, what a great choice and SNAP, the same kit and I'll be honest, I'll be keeping a close eye on your progress. This is already turning out to be a fun build.

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    Great choice Corey - great looking aircraft, and I was always fascinated with the full-wing airbrake!
     
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    another F-8....Go Cory!:D
     
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    :cool: Go,go,go...
     
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    Thanks guys, I'll post pics today at some point.
     
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    This thread is useless without out pictures!!!!! :D Just kidding. Can't wait to see the progress. Because of the time period change this is going to be a great GB.
     
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    I took them, just haven't moved them onto my computer!
     
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    Basic construction is done. I was all ready to paint, then it snowed :)shock:) and the weather turned nasty so I haven't done so! It should be nice enough over the next couple days to get some of the paint on.

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    (That one was bad, but the camera kept getting in the way)

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    You're embarrassing me Cory, I haven't even cut the parts off the sprue yet. :oops: Better get my a*s in gear!!
    Looks great by the way!! :thumbright:
     
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