**** FINISHED F4U-1D Corsair USNASLVK - Your Favorite Aircraft of All Time GB

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  1. N4521U

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    #1 N4521U, Jun 3, 2012
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    User Name : N4521U
    Category : Somewhere lost in the middle
    Entry : F4U-1D Corsair U.S. Naval Air Station Livermore Ca. (LVK) 1950"s
    Kit : 1/48 Tamiya with towmotor
    Accessories : Cockpit kit, Gun bay, control surfaces, engine, custom decals, prob some scratch built,
    otherwise straight out of the box.

    I lived in Livermore in the 70's to 90's and was aware the Livermore National Lab facility was a flight training center during WWII, but did not realize F4U's were still using the field into the 50's. I found the picture of the FG-1D on the internet. This is my GB project, to build this Corsair. The lettering I believe, if the Hasegawa 1/72 kit is true in color, was yelow gold. I will have to jump thru hoops, again, to get these as decals for this bird.

    So attached is my rendition of one of the NAS LIVERMORE FG1-D Corsairs. Thanks for looking in, and all of you who have kept track of this GB project. I've done a bit of a stretch of my capabilities on this one. I have to thank everyone who submits to this forum, I've taken on board more than I could have imagined. Each and everyone who contributes here should be applauded. Thanks to all.

    *At Vics request I changed pictures to 800 pixels wide.
     

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    Superb!!
     
  3. N4521U

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    And in addition, my four supplemental shots..... I feel I have "turned a corner" on this build.
    Vic, Look, even an antennae wire!!!!!

    Bill
     

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    Spectacular build Bill old chap even down to the antenna. But a request please, if you can would you please reduce the pictures size to the standard 800 pixels wide. On my machine when viewed it is huge, close to 2000 pixels wide.
     
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    looks fantastic Bill
     
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    Love the way it turned out Bill!
     
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    Great looking build Bill. Superb!
     
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    Yep, great build mate! Gotta love the Corsair...
     
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    Great job, Bill. Really wonderful...

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    Beautifully done!
     
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    #11 N4521U, Jun 3, 2012
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    Thank you all......

    I may have to put the dio picture in here to make sense of the open gun bay, and the missing gun....

    The gun, the gun bay door, the bars to support the folded wings and two tool boxes are in the back of the truck. It has a plywood sheet on the bed of the truck.
     

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    Very nice indeed Bill, great work.
     
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    You have really caught the look of this classic bird!
     
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    Well Bill, I agree that you turned a corner on this build. Your finest yet! keep up the great work.
     
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    Excellent work Bill!
     
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    I agree with all here Bill, she looks superb sir!!!!:headbang: :cool:
     
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    Awesome! Love the accessories and the vehicles.
     
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    Bravo !!! :cool:
     
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    Thanks fellas.
    You warm an old mans heart
     
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