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Korean War Group Build

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This will be my first ever groupbuild, cant resist the korean war with all the different types of aircrafts.

I will be building an usaf c-119 boxcar

That's what I'll be doing to, (I call them Packets as I used to when I was a kid)

Is there any other nice schemes about apart from NMF?

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To be evil. Do all of them... :wicked:

If you have time. ;)

I'll see what I can do, I'll probably go for the F-84 'cos its an easier build (unless I use the Academy kit which needs a bit of fettling). The Airfix F-80 would probably benefit from rescribing though.

Wez

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That's what I'll be doing to, (I call them Packets as I used to when I was a kid)

Is there any other nice schemes about apart from NMF?

There are some white grey ones or camouflaged but they didnt fly in korea i think,

But there is probably one odd bird

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That's what I'll be doing to, (I call them Packets as I used to when I was a kid)

Is there any other nice schemes about apart from NMF?

There were some with some "interesting nose art" (pritty laydeeze), I think it was either Carpena or Susperscale or maybe both which did sheets for these, got an idea they were Korea based.

Wez

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Help a newbie time...a quick browse on the interweb tells me Texans were used as spotter planes, so could anyone confirm this was the case and if so, is the italeri 1/48 kit a wise choice or are there any other recommendations?

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Help a newbie time...a quick browse on the interweb tells me Texans were used as spotter planes, so could anyone confirm this was the case and if so, is the italeri 1/48 kit a wise choice or are there any other recommendations?

The Italeri (nee Occidental) kit is a good choice, the Texans had some nice colour schemes too! Can't remember off of the top of my head if it comes with the requisite armament.

Wez

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There are some white grey ones or camouflaged but they didnt fly in korea i think,

But there is probably one odd bird

Camouflage was first introduced during the Vietnam war. The grey and white was also late birds

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Help a newbie time...a quick browse on the interweb tells me Texans were used as spotter planes, so could anyone confirm this was the case and if so, is the italeri 1/48 kit a wise choice or are there any other recommendations?

They were used as forward air control aircraft, and did have rocket load outs. Having not seen the Italeri kit myself, I can't comment on whether it's appropriate.

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Thanks. There are a fair few decal options available, specifically with Korea in mind, but it looks as though I need to do my research on weapon loads and stuff. Cheers.

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I'm so torn between doing a Night theme including all the nightfigthers and bombers on both sides, and a USN/USMC theme. :hmmm::pipe:

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Might pass on the Boxcar then if it's NMF... will look at what else I have.

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I'm so torn between doing a Night theme including all the nightfigthers and bombers on both sides, and a USN/USMC theme. :hmmm::pipe:

ALL the nightfighters? Are you sure?

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Some great photos HERE

There's some good diorama ideas in there

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yep F-82G and F-94B USAF

F4U-5NL, F7F-3n and Douglas F3D-2 Skyknight USMC

MIG-15 on the red side

Did I miss any?

Bombers

B-29A, B-26B 6 gun nose, B-26B 8 gun nose, B-26C. Have to research USN and USMC.. Neptunes was used in the interdiction role. AD-4N skyraider?

PO-2 and Yak 18


That F-86 with the shark mouth looks MEAN

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Hobbyboss recently released a RF-80A Shooting Star, the photo recon version.

The exact aircraft with the in box markings is among those photos Radleigh, thanks for those photos, So I think I've got an idea of what I'll be building. :)

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Some great shots there Radleigh. Makes me think about doing a battle damaged dio. Probably won't though due to time issues.

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A definitive stash trawl has given me these...

1/72 Airfix MiG-15, Academy B-29

1/48 Tamiya F-84G, Hobbycraft F-94B, T-33 and Sea Fury FB.11, Monogram F-80C and F9F-5, Airfix Seafire 47

1/32 Hobbycraft Sea Fury FB.11

:Tasty:

I also have a number of F-86's but they are going on another GB!

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Actually thinking about it, I have limited space and I have the Airfix Seafire FR.Mk46/47 at my parents so will have to go pick it up over xmas.

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If I can find it cheap, I may try and do the MPM RAAF Meteor 8.

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