Scrap Corsair or P-40 kits/ spares anyone, in 1:72?

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  1. A4K

    A4K Well-Known Member

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    G'day guys!

    I'm planning a 1:72 diorama of the infamous Corsair, P-40 and Ventura scrapyard at Rukuhia, NZ. Sadly, around 700 aircraft ended their days there at war's end, less than a handful being saved.

    This is a very long term project, but what I will need are the following:

    -F4U Corsairs:
    7-10 kits. Any version, any make, any condition. (We used the F4U-1a, -D, and FG-1D, but I can convert any later versions back)

    -P-40 Kittyhawk/ Warhawk:
    About 3-5. Again, any version, make or condition. (We used most versions)

    (possibly: ) - one or two Venturas, the fighters are the main focus though.

    Any spare components from said kits appreciated too, especially spare cockpit sets or PE to save continuous scratchbuilding!



    If anyone has any spare kits, even if just trashed components, please let me know! The aircraft will be displayed in stripped and extremely deteriorated, weather beaten condition, so anything is ideal, no matter how bad! :)


    Many thanks in advance!

    Evan
     
  2. Capt. Vick

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    Damn brother i had a P-40 for ya, but i sold it! I have the remains of the P-51 that you took the wheels and gear from, any use?
     
  3. A4K

    A4K Well-Known Member

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    Hey, no worries Jim! Thanks for the offer too - can never turn down a Mustang! Let me know if there's anything you're after, and I'll trade you for it if poss!
     
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    Don't think I've got anything Evan, but will have a look, if i do it's yours...Interesting project mate!
     
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    Would apppreciate it Wayne, thanks!
     
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    Evan, have a P40N its built but not painted....
     
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    Nothing in 1/72 Evan, sorry.
     
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    Evan, I have a Academy/Minicraft P-40B Tomahawk 1/72 kit if you are still looking.
     
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    Thanks for looking guys, much appreciated!

    Wayne and Aaron, thanks! Would be grateful for both, if yas don't need them yourselves. Please let me know if there's something I can trade yas for them.

    Cheers!
    Evan
     
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    I still have an old (with raised panel lines) 1/72 Hasegawa F4U-1D laying around that I wouldn't mind getting rid of. Next to no chance I'll ever get to building that one (got 1/48 laying around). I clipped most parts from the sprues but other then that she's complete.
     
  11. Aaron Brooks Wolters

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    Just PM your address.
     
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    Cheers Jelmer, that would be perfect! Will drop you a PM shortly.

    Aaron, thanks mate! PM coming your way too.
     
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    P-40's yours no strings mate...:D
     
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    Still looking for those two gun pods if you remember... :D
     
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    Evan, the F4U-1D Corsair we talked about is on it's way.
     
  16. A4K

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    Thanks guys, really much appreciated! (A little something coming your way aswell Wayne!)

    Jim, not forgotten mate! I don't have any of those pods here, but I do amongst my stuff in NZ... Esci AC-47 items. Whenever I can get access to my stuff, they're yours!

    Will sort out a couple of links to show yas what I have in mind for the diorama. Very sad on the one hand, but a bloody interesting modelling subject on the other!
     
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    Sounds like a great diorama in the offing Evan. I'll be posting some pics soon (in the 'other people's models' thread) of a nice little and interesting diorama, which might give you some inspiration and enthusiasm. And this has reminded me to get back to that 1/32nd scale Spitfire on the fire dump I started a couple of years back !
     
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    Cool stuff Terry, will check out the pics for sure!
     
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    It's on the way Evan. Let me know when and if it gets there.
     
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    Brilliant mate, will do! Many thanks again!
     
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