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  1. Only ordnance my dad will do are bombs. The kit rockets and mounts are one piece. Found some rocket mounts with rails (which you see too on French Hellcats) in the sparesbox. Can´t tell from which kit they are, possibly a P-51.

    For chipping, my dad sprayed some metal and some primer on.

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    and finally the blue camo, done with Gunze H54 Navy Blue and a bit of normal blue

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  2. 10 minutes ago, Whistlekiller said:

    Reini, apparently there was an French F4U-7 displayed in error as an AU-1 at a museum for a while but I’m not sure what the codes were and I daresay it’ll be a lot easier to remove the relatively small ‘AU-1’ decal and replace it than it would be doing anything else. In any case, your father is an exceptional talent and I always enjoy viewing his work. 👍👍👍👍

    Thanks!

    129378 was an AU-1, found two pics of the original aircraft and also according to the US Navy BuNo list this aircraft was an AU-1. As mentioned my dad will apply the F4U-7 133683 decals from the Revell kit. That aircraft had the same Flotille number 17.F.15. Found no pic of this one but it is included in this book by a French Author. The book seems well researched and it has profiles of both 17F15 aircraft, the AU-1 and the F4U-7.

    https://www.abebooks.com/9782913903289/Corsair-30-Years-Filibustering-1940-1970-2913903282/plp

    French Corsairs are a bit confusing. Often several Corsairs wore the same Flotille number, AU-1 and F4U-7, during the years.

    He already removed the AU-1 decals and applied some new blue paint. The correction should be finished in a few days.

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  3. 6 hours ago, 72modeler said:

    This is an excellent model in many respects, but I think what you have built is more F4U-7 than AU-1. See the link to Tommy Thomason's excellent blog on the late Corsairs. The AU-1 did not have the 2-speed, 2-stage supercharger of the F4U-5 so the cheek scoops were faired over;, since the Au-1 was built off of the F4U-5, the carburetor air came from the wingroot intakes, not the chin intake, like the F4U-4/7. Don't feel bad- Italeri screwed these details big-time when they did their F4U-5, F4U-7, and AU-1 kits! That being said, the Aeronavale used both types postwar.

    Mike

     

    http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-last-propeller-pulled-corsairs-f4u.html

     

    thanks!

    Aaaahhh, you´re right. Only read that they had different engines but completely missed the different cowls.

    Well, there was also a 17F15 F4U-7 with BueNo 133683. This number is included in the Revell kit. Gonna try to remove the AU-1 BueNo and apply the -7 one.

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  4. #2/2022

    After the P-40K, my dad has already finished the next bird in 2022.
    Revell boxing of the Hasegawa F4U-7 kit, decals from MDC(Model Design Constructions) and the kit, wheels from Reskit, camo done with Gunze H54 Navy Blue mixed with a touch of blue, EZ line for antenna wires and brake lines, scratchbuilt weapon switches on the IB cover, late style K-14 gunsight taken from a Hobbycraft F8F, "T" shaped antenna on the belly from the sparesbox, triangle antenna on the spine done with plastic sheet because the kit´s one was too small, belly whip antennas with plastic rods. The French Corsairs in the Maghreb usually had a bomb rack on the belly too. But didn´t find a good close-up pic to recreate it.

    Build thread here:

    https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235101163-guerre-dalgérie148-vought-au-1-corsair-aviation-navale/

     

    The French navy made some good post WW2 use of the Corsair, AU-1 and F4U-7, using them in Indochina and North Africa.
    Model shows an aircraft that served with Flotille 17F during the Algerian War from 1954 to 1962 and the Tunisian conflict in July 1961.
     

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  5. #1/2022

    When my dad started the Aleutian P-38 last year, I thought wouldn´t it be nice if it had some company?
    So he built a P-40K. Sadly 1/48 decals for this theatre are rare and we didn´t want to do a usual tigerhead scheme. Finally found a nice scheme from DK Decals.
    Used the Hasegawa kit, EZ line for brake lines and antenna wires, seatbelts done with decals from the sparesbox, block tread tires from Ultracast.
    Had some problems attaching the rear windows. As most of the time my dad tried it first with Micro Klear. To avoid a visible bead, he only applied it sparsely. Therefore the windows fell out again. the he used plastic glue, which ate into the surface. Removed the windows again, sanded and polished them and tried it again with Micro Klear. Also had to do some repainting. All in all the rear window area doesn´t look that nice now.
    Painted the camo with Tamiya XF-53 Neutral Grey and a selfmixed olive. The DuPont painted replacement parts are done with AK Real Color Dark Earth and Dark Green.

    Build thread here

    https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235101865-aleutian-tiger-not148-curtiss-p-40k-warhawk-18th-fs343rd-fg-usaaf/

     

    Model shows an aircraft of 18th FS/343rd FG, based on Amchitka Island/Aleutians in 1943

     

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  6. decided to do also the wires from tail to wings

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    the rear windows did cost my dad some nerves

    at first he attached them with Micro Klear, but they fell out again. then he used plastic glue which, as you guessed, ate into the clear plastic. then he removed the windows, sanded and polished them and reattached them with Micro klear again. also had to do some repainting with brush, which looks now different to the airbrushed paint......well gonna keep the sliding canopy open to cover some of the rear area

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