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Everything posted by Corsairfoxfouruncle

  1. Your Corsair looks great, Hoping the early Helldiver turns out as well.
  2. Oh Craig @modelling minion, when I built mine years ago the bomb bay doors barely fit in the opening and have 0 zero tabs. I pushed mine in more than once. So I recommend sprue across the bomb bay or flat strips of plastic along the edges.
  3. Ok my top three faves in each category. Prop: F4U Corsair, P-39 cobra, P-47 T-bolt, Jet: F-86H(og),F-84F, F-105D/F Bomber/G.Attack: B-52D/E, A-7, A-1 Trainer: T-28, T-37, T-34 Transport/Utility: C-130, C-47, C-17 Helo: AH-1 Cobra, OH-6, CH-53 Airliner: L-1049, Boeing 377, DC-6/7 Civil: Beech Baron, Cessna 185, Cessna 337 Aerobatic: Pitts Special, Christen Eagle, Extra 330 Prototype: FG-2, F-23, F-16XL
  4. They did F-86’s in this scheme as well. Ive read it was a trial scheme for the upcoming F-1/T-2 series of aircraft. http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/219458-jasdf-sabre-question/
  5. @Courageous all I can say is Darn sausage fingers !!! 🤬🤬🤬
  6. Im the odd duck here in that I actually liked the seamew as an aircraft. I know it was very well liked or successful but still something about an ugly duck.
  7. Thanks thats a new bit of info for the files I did not know. Though as this prop has the yellow tip and not the red, yellow, blue tip. Im going to stick with black for the blades.
  8. Hello Degasquet … from the city of Chicago USA, just a bit west of you across the pond. I’m mostly a military aircraft builder but do other types for a change. Dennis
  9. Well there are two Ive never heard of. The N/G Firebird is unique in that it’s a double gull. From the front it’s an inverted gull wing like a Stuka or Corsair https://i.imgur.com/DYe4xws.jpg as well as from above/below.
  10. Agreed but shouldn't be too hard to cobble the codes and other decals together.
  11. A little early but Happy B-day Stu, hope it will be a great day for you.
  12. Hello everyone, I am building a wildcat of VF-3 in early 1942. Seen in the photo link with Edward “Butch” O’hare and Cmdr. Thach. https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Wildcat/VF3/pages/Aircrew-Lt-Edward-'Butch'-O'Hare-and-Lt-Cmd-Thach-VF-3-April-1942-01.html Any ideas on the prop colors ? They do not look black, could this be pre-war brown with yellow tips.
  13. There are three ways to reduce/remove ice while in flight from an aircraft. The bladder, the electrical heater skin, and a chemical spray. As mentioned above the bladder inflates and deflates to constantly break the ice build up. The electric skin looks a lot like a bladder but is thinner and just heats up line an electric blanket. The chemical spray is Ethylene glycol and comes out of little jets like a windshield wash on a car. Depending on the climate, aircraft size, and operating environment all will determine which system is best for the aircraft. There are also anti/de-icing devices for carburetors, intakes, and propellers. Propellers use the electric version I believe. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deicing_boot https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-12-05/air-canada-tests-jet-de-icing-strips-to-replace-glycol-blasts
  14. Yes here is the link. Thanks I need one and timing couldnt be better.
  15. For anyone that never came home. Respect for all that were there.
  16. Still active and owned by Flight decs. https://flightdecs.ca/A_superscale.html I have maybe 100+ Micro and Superscale decal sets and still buy them when I can for some subjects. Some of their stuff is very esoteric and idd so no one else do the aircraft(s). I have some sheets that are 40 yrs old and still work. Problem with some have poorer artwork vs new versions that have replaced them.
  17. I was able to solve my issue so am building the Wildcat as Butch O’hares -3 from the coral sea battle.
  18. Maybe pick your base blue and add 5-10% aluminum ? You can judge there whether to add or reduce.
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