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corsaircorp

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About corsaircorp

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  • Birthday 29/09/63

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    south of belgium
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    Above all, naval aviation, mainly USN and FAA

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  1. Hi Christer, It's about 50/50 in between Spit/Seafire and Corsair... Unbelievable for me ! Thank for the kind words. Corsaircorp
  2. Hello Dears, Aï Caramba, you gave me the thought "What about my own Mach 2 B-45 I can't resist starting a kit when I see your very good job. Congratulations. Corsaircorp
  3. Hello Dears, One evening off from the job and then 4 evening working on the highway.. I've worked on my PR XIX, Fw-190F-8 and my Corsairs Here are some pics PR XIX fuselage fit right to the plan, that's good. I've turned a little bit of a paranoïd about Spitfire dimensions Better, look, The exhaust line is also right at his place, see the arrow In the fifties, the lower part of the cockpit was still interior green and up higher seem to be black. But the notice say all the cockpit interior green Any advice ??? Here we go with the camera's compartment for the PR XI, the PR I and the Seafire 17. It is finally usefull to have some projects running side by side. See yoo later, at the week end I think. Sincerely. Corsaircorp
  4. Hello Dears, Years ago, I have gathered lot of info about the Belgian Spitfires, I've got the idea to write a book about the use of the machine in post war Belgian Air Force. As usual in this country, there was highly passionated debate about the use of the Spitfire, instead of jet engined aircrafts. Rumours of sabotages and so on... The fact is that there has been lot of accidents, but as far as I can document the whole of it. The Spitfire is not the main accused, but again as usual, there's a shroud over the whole story. Not so easy to find out what has actually happened. The way things are going in this thread spark my interest once again Have a very nice day, I'm glad that all this can help someone. Sincerely.
  5. Hello Steve, You're welcome, Let me know (by private message) the things you know about the crash, and I will search for it. I know lots of peoples in this tiny circle. I mean the guys who do such a research properly. I participate to the digging of 2 Lancs and a Morane 406. Still very moving experience. did you know this website ? http://www.miaproject.net/ I have been in touch with them years ago, very nice guys indeed. Sincerely. Corsaircorp
  6. Hello Steve, Thank for the kind words. About Belgian aviation, I really liked the one who were in british squadron... and remained in british Sqdn even after the creation of 349 an 350. If I can help you, do not hesitate, but I've more docs about FAA and USN than Belgian Air Force. If you plan to come back in Belgium, call on me, I can show you a lot of very moving place in this country. In the place I live now, between '40 and '45, there is 47 crash sites. I'm fascinated by recent history. Have a nice day. Corsaircorp
  7. Hello Col, Don't you worry, I keep carryin' on at a slower pace. Here's the nose section compared to the PR XIX nose. The measures on the Florennes Mk XIV will help to understand what is wrong and where ?? I know Mk XII, Seafire XV and 17 are different breed in lenght. Whatever, they represent a cowling that is like a Merlin engined Spitfire on the Seafire 17. What is worrying me is that my seafire 17 will be metallised, all these cuts and putty and sanding must disappear completely, metal finish has no forgiveness Sincerely Corsaircorp
  8. Hello Dears, Poor week for my models, hard on the job, bad weather and overtired. I spent one evening in resin job. 2X P-2800 Early and one late for the Academy -4, interior parts for another Corsair project, some Mosquito and Typhoon parts. See you later... aligator Corsaircorp
  9. Hello dears, The lady is known as RM921 (not very poetic at all) she has been built as a FR XIV between April '44 and February '45, from an order of the 23rd of October 1943. She is powered by a Griffon 65. I know that she has suffered an accident and the airframe is slightly torn, beyond repair for airworthy certificate. (for a reasonable price of course) At the time she became a gate guardian in florennes. She look far better today, didn't she ?? I will thank the Florennes air base staff for the access, and particularly Mr Gérald Schepers. I must pay a tribute to "pépé Delmotte" a mechanic who has spent his retirement life to restore the Lady and to "pépé wattiez" for the same reasons, may these 2 brave guys rest in peace. What is a very understanding spouse ??? Mrs Delmotte was, thank to her too. For not becoming crazy in finding a whole Spitfire Dashboard, with all the kind of dirt one can imagine, cleaned with Hardrox on the kitchen table. Respect !! Ok Gents, I will now write the measure on a plan and see if it can be helpfull for me and anyone of you. Thank for watching, thank for your support, and do not hesitate to ask. Corsaircorp
  10. Hello Julien Feel free to do so, I've tried to open a topic in the walkaround section, before to open this thread, but to no avail. I clicked on the walkaround but still stay grey, and Nothing happened. Hope that I did'nt cause any inconvenience. sincerely. Corsaircorp
  11. Thank you Bob
  12. Hello Jun. I have to look in my old slide for such a view. But can't promise it since the shape of the building plus the overview bridge make the right hand side very difficult to take in a picture. https://www.museespitfire-florennes.be/ Have a look at their website, but I keep you in touch. Thank you. Corsaircorp.
  13. Hello Bob, I've tried to open a topic in the walkaround section, but it did'nt work out. If some of the administrator can make the topic sliding in the walkaround section.... Thank for the kind words. Corsaircorp
  14. Hello Dears, Thank Giorgio, Thank Mike, I'm glad if these photos are helpfull. Let's see a tail story ? A close up shot of the fabric appearance Ok Gents and Ladies, I think that the walkaround is complete now, still I will add a little history of the lady. I've to get in my attic, looking in my thousands of notes and so. Thank for watching, once again, feel free to save or use it for the benefits of our beloved bits of plastic. Sincerely. Corsaircorp
  15. Erratum, On the above post I mean Griffon engined. On the opening post, this is not a F-84E but a F-84G, sorry about that, My mistake. Sincerely. Corsaircorp