**** FINISHED: 1/48 F3F-3 – From WW1 to WW2 GB

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  1. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

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    #1 N4521U, Jan 18, 2013
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    User Name: N4521U
    Name: Bill
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    Entry: F3F-3 USS Yorktown 1938-40
    Kit: 1/48 Accurate Miniatures
    Accessories : Yellow Wings decals for VF-5. A 10' Ham Std scale prop to make it into the -3 model, and a bit of scratch.

    I have found H.T. Moore, and am doing a plane in markings from VF-5 he probably flew. In September 1938, Ensign Frederick T. Moore, Jr. joined Fighting Squadron Five (VF-5) on board the USS Yorktown (CV-5) operating out of NAS North Island in San Diego, CA. Ensign Moore flew off the USS Yorktown from September 1938 thru September 1940. The primary aircraft flown by VF-5 in the late 1930s was the Grumman F3F-3, the last American biplane fighter aircraft. By Paul's direction, greenhorn Ens. Moore is flying third man of the CO's element.

    F.T. Moore took part in the Battle of Tarawa, Marians, Guam, Leyte Gulf and served in Korea and served at the Pentagon. Now at the rank of Capt., Moore was assigned as CO of Air Group 35, Air Training Pensacola, USS Suribachi (AE-21) and USS Saratoga (CV-60). Retired June 1969, died of a heart attack Oct 1969. Burried at Pensacola.
     

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    And a couple extras.
     

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    Great job! No sign of any landing gear difficulty, or the top wing leading edge. Prop is first rate and the gun camera also. An excellent addition to your U.S.S. Yorktown collection!
     
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    With Paul. It's a great looking model. I like it Bill. Well done. :cool:
     
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    Turned out great Bill well done.
     
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    She looks fantastic Bill :D Never knew the drum would look that great :)
     
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    Thanks guys. Your comments are appreciated, and I think we are going to have an even more difficult decission picking winners in this GB!

    Paul, I had honestly forgotten the leading edge problem. Perhaps some of these things are long forgotten after the misery they cause at the time.
     
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    Simply brilliant Bill, a nice looking machine.
     
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    Thanks Igor, Jerry and Vic.

    BTW Vic, sent you a PM for the source for the stringing tubing..... I am old and have misplaced the name...
     
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    Thanks Vic............... order is placed.
     
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    That's a mighty fine build Bill, well done Sir!
     
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    Why thankya matey.
     
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    Really great, Bill. You out-did yourself with this one. Well done...

    Charles
     
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    Agree with all above. Lovely model Bill.
     
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    Nice work Bill!
     
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    Faaaantastic Bill. Glad you never gave up on it.

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