VMF-122 F4U-1D "Dragon Lady"

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  1. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    I came across some photos last night of a VMF-122 F4U-1D. They're fantastic photos, and it has some nice nose art. It was apparently flown by a 1Lt Don Wilson, on Peleliu in 1944. I'd love to do this aircraft for the upcoming GB, as the pictures for it are really quite good, but I cannot find decals for it anywhere! I'm wondering if any of you knew of some? Or even some -122 decals with the crest in 1/48. I've found one by Cutting Edge, but it's for a -1A and lacks the crest. I MAY be able to pull off printing one of the nose art, but I'm hooped otherwise, and even that is a dicey proposition at best.

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    Here are a couple additional photos found:

    2Lt Gene Youngs, apparently the above pilot's wingman?

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    Squadron Photo

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    Found them all in this thread:

    Warbird Information Exchange • View topic - Marine Corsair Noseart-Balderdash!!
     
  2. Crimea_River

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    Nice find Cory. You've no doubt scanned the web, which is what I would have done to help but I know of no decals at this time. I'll see if I have some info in any references though.
     
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    Thanks, I've got nothing in my spares either.
     
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    Sorry man. Got nuthin.
     
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    Thanks for looking Andy. May have to just, you know, not buy another Corsair! :lol:
     
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    Well, don't go to extremes!
     
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