**** FINISHED: 1/48 Corsair IV - Pacific Theater of Operations II

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  1. Catch22

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    #1 Catch22, May 22, 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, CMK Front Wheels, Model Design Construction Side Scoops. Scratch built bottom vent.

    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.

    A thanks to Andy for his prop, and to Geo and others for their very helpful research in trying to nail down the details of this aircraft.

    The picture from behind was me taking it at a wonky angle, I goofed up the angle just a hair, but I'm out of sun!

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    Did a good job on that Cory. I missed it but did you get some aftermarket flaps or did you modify the Tamiya ones so they could be retracted? Retracted is more true to life but I chose to model mine deployed as I like the look.
     
  4. Catch22

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    Thanks gents!

    They're the kit flaps. All that's required is to remove the spars that go into the wings and some strategic sanding. I think it may be more difficult if I had had the wings down. I usually like the look of the flaps down too, but having built a million Corsairs I figured I'd give it a try since it seems to be more accurate, at least for FAA Corsairs.
     
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    She looks fantastic Cory, you did a great job mate!
     
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    Thanks for the explanation Cory.
     
  7. Catch22

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    Thanks Andy, and no problem Andy! :lol:
     
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    Great Job Mr 22, I learned a lot watching this build, bravo!!!!!
     
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    Nicely done Cory. Turned out great.
     
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    Very nice looking Cory, well done.

    Geo
     
  11. Catch22

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    Thanks guys, it's appreciated!
     
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    Keracker of a job matey....... job well done
     
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    Thanks Bill!
     
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    Great work Cory!
     
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    Thanks Hugh!
     
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    Great job! She looks sharp!
     
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    With all here Corey. Very sharp build sir! Nice job.:thumbright:
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Amazing stuff Cory. Very nicely done.

    I hope to do this a/c one day too.
     
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    I wouldn't got that far, but thanks!
     
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