DONE: F4U-1A of Lt. Bill Case of VMF-214, Group Build...

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    #1 lesofprimus, Apr 25, 2009
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    Here is my entry into the second Group Build of ww2aircraft.net....

    BuNo. 17873, which was flown by Lt. Bill Case during the First Tour Blacksheep of VMF-214, during August-September 1943...

    Wojtek, Paul and Jan have made this Tribute Build a reality for me, as the decals were nowhere to be found and it was near impossible to find a specific crate assigned to VMF-214 during the First Tour... Paul was able to provide me with some invaluable research material, Jan supplied the decals and Wojtek found a pic that I was able to research down to a 95% chance my Grandfather flew it...

    Anyways, the kit is the Trumpeter 1/32nd F4U-1D and I will back date it to an F4U-1A...
     

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    Heeyyyy! It's only the 25th d*mmit! :lol: I'll be following this closely Brother. Btw, how about telling a bit about the gentleman in question as you build?
     
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    I figured I might not be able to get this done on Monday, so today it is.....
     
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    Since I'm rather attached to my body and all its limbs and also would like to enjoy a good health and a long life, I'm not gonna argue with you....:lol:
     
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    You know, finding all the stuff you need to do a tribute to your grandfather is yet another great success story from this site. It's incredible that people from all over the world have helped each other find information and locate relatives, etc. I look forward to seeing this one built, Dan.
     
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    Agree with you Eric!:D
     
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    Very true Eric, I could not have dont this if it were not for the assistance of these fellas, from Wisconsin to Scotland to Poland....

    Thanks again guys, cant wait to get this sucker goin....
     
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    looks a great kit Dan and if you do as good a job on this as your Dora i'm sure it'll be awsome and a fine tribute to your grandfather
     
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    Thanks Karl...
     
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    Well, he'll be tagging along with us during the build, and slap Dan on the back of his head, as soon as he does something that he doesn't approve of!

    Here's to your Granddad Dan! :salute:
     
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    Yep, do him proud Dan!....:salute:
     
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    This will be very educational to me as I confess that I know little about the PTO. With a view to research did you inquire over at TOCH forum for information? If not, you should as they have some very diligent historians as members and may be able to help you.
     
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    I'm really looking forward to this one Dan!
    Now remember, there's no pressure. You've got three months and one week in which to complete this mission. It's a tribute to your Grand Father, there's documented evidence of the unit and the aircraft, the kit is so big that you can add plenty of detail to enhance it, it's going to be the 'model' for a painting, and..oh yes..the whole World is watching. So, no pressure at all then, is there mate?
    BTW, I'll send you a pic via e-mail (when I find it). I'd be interested in your comments.
     
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    Your welcome Dan and cant wait to see her finsihed!!!
     
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    F**KIN A!

    I'm going to really look forward to this one Dan!
     
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    The one thing that really concerns me is the amount of weathering and fading that these crates had....

    I have purchased something new that Im gonna try on the 109 Im still painting for the first build.... Its called Pro Modeller Weathering Wash, expensive as sh!t, but the results looked phenominal, so we'll see where this goes and if its gonna be the real deal.... The light dirt one may be the ticket in getting the fading to look tits on....
     

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    Dan, really good video and very enjoyable. How neat is it to have a GF who flew with the Jolly Rogers? Notice he did a wheels landing. Those Corsairs had not probably been debounced yet. My mistake, he flew with VMF214, the Blacksheep!
     
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    Thanks Rich....

    First thing to get goin is the cockpit.... Im in need of some reference material, preferably in color..... This is what I have so far....
     

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