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AnonymousDFB1

US Navy Group Build

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Have nothing in my stash......

But am interested. So count me in, may need a wakeup reminder!

So many ideas..... This will be great!

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ok on shift and got very bored.......

using that depository of wonderful and absolutely amazingly accurate information.......…Wiki :whistle:

I have managed to produce list of every (sort of) aircraft used by the US Navy up until 1962 ……..though if I can ever work out how to attach a document (if possible) will do so as it's 16 pages long!

Why….havenoideawhattobuildanddon’twanttobuildthesameaseveryoneelse……. :frantic:

Am truly amazed at the variety of aircraft the navy used, just wonder if they are models available to match.

For the Spitfire die hards……… 17 Spitfire Mk. V’s were used by VCS-7 but never officially assigned, the attached link has some cool info one them, http://spitfiresite.com/2010/04/spitfires-of-the-us-navy.html , unfortunately they kept their original RAF colour schemes.

choices, choices,.....flying boat pre 40's, airship, foreign built aircraft......ooo so hard, way to hard if I include modern aircraft! Will have to go to that other site of amazing things to see whats available.......eBay. :D

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No USN in my stash, will have to look for something nearer the time

what no P51`s no Spitfires look out side the box it`s fun what you find

Les

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Several kits in the stash to enter this GB so count me in but please remind me when it happens !

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All sounding good... I will go without either a cutlass or tomcat.... probably the former but will see

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You may want to consider this. Posted by BritishForcesModels on a separate thread:

On the slipway from Orangehobby.

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1:350 ROC Navy Chi Yang (FFG-932) and 1:350 USS Robert E. Peary (FF-1073)

John

British Forces Models

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I might have to get involved in this.....as long as I can get a model of the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) that doesn't look like the ship is still in the 1960s as the Revell one is....and doesn't cost the earth to buy....

Edited by Rickpadwick1801

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ok I have a curly one for this GB......how far back can we go in US Naval history?

Currently have my eye on a Fly 1/48 Macchi M5 Flying Boat, yes I know it's Italian........an very pretty one at that.

But.........the US Navy flew a squadron of them with the Italians in the WWI, and by chance the first Medal of Honor (I know US spelling) to be awarded to a Navy pillot was awarded to one flying one of these lovely machines.

"The first Medal of Honor to an American naval pilot was assigned to this unit, on its first operational mission. On 21 August 1918 Macchi M 8 serial 19008 with pilot Walther White and observer Albert P. Taliaferro with an escort of four M.5s went on a leaflet dropping mission to Pola, and was faced by four Phönix land fighters. Ensign George Ludlow, flying M.5 13015, attacked together with ensign Austin Parker, pilot Charles H. Hammann and ensign Dudley Voorhees. Ludlow put an enemy out of action, then he was shot down by Fregattenleutnant Stephan Wolleman and alighted at sea. Hammann alighted near him, sabotaged the wreck of the Macchi, then took his friend on board hanging to the engine struts, strafed again the wreck of the Macchi nicknamend "Mutt 1197" and returned to base. The unbalanced Macchi crashed during the landing, but the two valiant airmen survived, and Hamman was awarded the Medal of Honor. Unfortunately, he lost his life in an accident with another Macchi on 24 June 1919."

ref: http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/macchi5.htm

It's not modern and it's not blue, so would certainly brighten up the place, is mentioned that the US Navy M5's were some of the most colourful aircraft of the war.

If not ok will add it to the Seaplane GB, it's just toooo lovely not to build! :wub:

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@trickyrich - ok you have me, Wiki says USN so you can do it... I put no date range on and no stipulation on modern. blue - if anyone wants to build a USN Ironclad from the Civil War (I would debate that was USN but it would've been a Navy of the US of some sort) then they could do...

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I'd love to see that Macchi Richard... while I'm signing up for everything, I will add my name to this, too.

Would a Bearcat on French Indochina War colours do the job? No? I understand.

Something boring like a Dauntless or Avenger is most likely, but I might get all excited and ambitious... a Privateer? I have a Coronado in the stash....

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Thanks Rob, I found a box in th estash wil fouu partly assembles A-4's in, I've never finished one, well maybe a very ancient Airfix kit. So this is an ideal oportunity.

Colin

Mrs Cosgrove my school English teacher would have torn her hair out yet again, apoploguies for my mistake spelling.

It should have read, ..the stash with four partly assembled A-4's.... but you all worked that out or never noticed!

Colin

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I'd love to see that Macchi Richard... while I'm signing up for everything, I will add my name to this, too.

Would a Bearcat on French Indochina War colours do the job? No? I understand.

Something boring like a Dauntless or Avenger is most likely, but I might get all excited and ambitious... a Privateer? I have a Coronado in the stash....

on the Bearcat.. on wiki it says:

US Navy assistance (1951–1954)

The USS Windham Bay delivered Grumman F8F Bearcat fighter aircraft to Saigon on January 26, 1951

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Indochina_War#US_Navy_assistance_.281951.E2.80.931954.29)

but not if it was flown as part of te USN or remarked in to the French Navy - if they flew under USN markings with USN pilots then thats OK but I guess they were French marked with French pilots

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@trickyrich - ok you have me, Wiki says USN so you can do it... I put no date range on and no stipulation on modern. blue - if anyone wants to build a USN Ironclad from the Civil War (I would debate that was USN but it would've been a Navy of the US of some sort) then they could do...

you just gotta love Wiki sometimes.......though I really do wonder sometimes exactly how accurate it is.

Speaking of accuracy, have found out there are a few issues with it, mainly the fuselage/hull, nothing major on a seaplane! :banghead: May have to turn a blind eye, or re-build the fuselage/hull! :yikes:

I'd love to see that Macchi Richard... while I'm signing up for everything, I will add my name to this, too.

Would a Bearcat on French Indochina War colours do the job? No? I understand.

Something boring like a Dauntless or Avenger is most likely, but I might get all excited and ambitious... a Privateer? I have a Coronado in the stash....

Peter I seen to have your problem as well, just can't help signing/commiting myself for almost every group build! Dread to think with the 12/13 build calendar is going to be like!! :winkgrin:

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Just checked my stash - over 20 possibilities.

Most likely a Hasegawa S3 Viking costing me a whole pound back in 1999.

I recently bought Bi-centennial decals for it on Ebay.

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on the Bearcat.. on wiki it says:

US Navy assistance (1951–1954)

The USS Windham Bay delivered Grumman F8F Bearcat fighter aircraft to Saigon on January 26, 1951

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Indochina_War#US_Navy_assistance_.281951.E2.80.931954.29)

but not if it was flown as part of te USN or remarked in to the French Navy - if they flew under USN markings with USN pilots then thats OK but I guess they were French marked with French pilots

Aeronavale Bearcats were most certainly in French colours, or to be exact French markings with standard GSB paint. Pilots were also French.

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Bi-Centennial Phantom of VX-4 please.....

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Thanks for input Rob, the Bearcat's out.

Peter I seen to have your problem as well, just can't help signing/commiting myself for almost every group build! Dread to think with the 12/13 build calendar is going to be like!! :winkgrin:

You're dead right Rich. I've found GBs push me along and reduce my rate of stalled projects, but I have to get some therapy soon I think.

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Thanks for input Rob, the Bearcat's out.

You're dead right Rich. I've found GBs push me along and reduce my rate of stalled projects, but I have to get some therapy soon I think.

you're not wrong, don't think i've ever finished three in a row!

only problem now is I keep trolling eBay for extra bits for what i'm building!

Save the Bearcat for the "Splendid Cats GB".....opps another GB!!! :P

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you're not wrong, don't think i've ever finished three in a row!

only problem now is I keep trolling eBay for extra bits for what i'm building!

Save the Bearcat for the "Splendid Cats GB".....opps another GB!!! :P

sounds like me.. plus with AFV I end up in "campaigns" over on armorama... but as GB lead I better build something for this - probably the Cutlass PR (just cos it looks damn odd - oh and a simple NMF finish - might try some alcad being as I have sort of mastered acrylic))....

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