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corsaircorp

Another unusual payload !! A-1H Skyraider in Viet Nam !!

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Hello Dears !!

For the ones who know me, if something is weird... I feel irrestibly attracted...:evil_laugh:

So years ago, when I see it...

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I knew for sure that I will make one..... One of these day !!

This day is today !!

 

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Soooo !! My first viet Nam serie Aircraft is a U.S Navy one !!! Yiiihaaaa !! 

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The tamiya kit is a good and decent one, the best for a late Skyraider in fact But...

The interior has been improved with resin parts from an Aires Kit !

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and I also added some scratched parts that are missing even in Aires kit !

 

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On the 20th of June 1965 L Cdr Greathouse was Canasta leader in a CSAR Mission

These day, the Skyraider have been intercepted by 2 MiG 17... They jettisoned their ordnance... One point for the MiG

And performed a Lufberry circle to protect themselves... But !!

A MiG jockey have been a bit more selfish and tried to broke the circle...

Comin'in just in front Of Lt Charles Hartman... Bad Idea !! The venerable Spad had teeth...

So Hartman fired his 4 20mm and practised a scissor manoeuvre helped by Lt Clint Johnson... 10 point the the Spads...

It has been registered as a shared victory since the MiG 17 received enough of lead to flip over and crash in the jungle...

The second MiG take an evasive action and left the scene....

 

There has been a second MiG 17 kill by Lt Jg William Patton from the VA-176

But that's another story !!

 

I suppose that L Cdr Greathouse choose to send his sqdn best wishes week later and dropped this unusual "Bomb"

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If you know me, you also know that I used to share some pics of my finished kit late in the night...

Sometimes the last coat of paint or detail is barely dry !!

This is the case once again !

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I'm open to comments and of course... Let's the bantering spirit of britmodeller loose !!

 

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For the one interested in my Skyraider factory is here !

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i will try some daylight pics tomorrow... As usual

After a Spitfire carrying Beer Kegs, it seem perfectly logical to have a Skyraider carrying toilets !! :cheers:

 

More to come soon Gents 

Thanks for your support !!

Britmodeller is a blessing for me !!

NOW I MUST FINISH MY ROCS !!!

Have a great modelling time !!

Sincerely.

CC

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Bravo! :thumbsup:

 

This is one of my favorite load outs! Another is the kitchen sink.

 

The midwaysailor site has a lot of photos of this event, including one clearly showing the starboard wing load, which is a little different than what is readily visible in the famous reference photo you've shown. @Tailspin Turtle also has an article on the load out.

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What a beautiful lady.:yahoo:Ron VanDerwarker

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What a delightfully finished aircraft.

One heard tales of the unusual loads carried at times,well modelled indeed.

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6 hours ago, dnl42 said:

Bravo! :thumbsup:

 

This is one of my favorite load outs! Another is the kitchen sink.

 

The midwaysailor site has a lot of photos of this event, including one clearly showing the starboard wing load, which is a little different than what is readily visible in the famous reference photo you've shown. @Tailspin Turtle also has an article on the load out.

Hello DNL,

Soooo, The kitchen sink is well placed on my to do list !!

Thanks for the pics, it's great !!

I've heard some stories about the toilet bomber and the germs warfare :rofl2::rofl2:

 

3 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Excellent work Cousin I've always like the Able Dogs and yours is a great example. :worthy:

Thank you Cousin !! The next will be an AD-4NA !!

 

2 hours ago, f111guru said:

What a beautiful lady.:yahoo:Ron VanDerwarker

Thank for the continuous support Ron !!

Glad that you liked her !

 

25 minutes ago, DaveWilko said:

What a delightfully finished aircraft.

One heard tales of the unusual loads carried at times,well modelled indeed.

Thanks Dave...Then I also have a trainer Harrier with a very special camo scheme...

I may be will bring her back from SMW....:evil_laugh:

 

I warmly thank you Gents !! 

Have a great modelling time !!

Sincerely.

CC

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Great work there CC. Always nice to see something unusual.👍

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Was that the bog standard weapons load for the Skyraider? 

 

I know................ :coat::whistle:

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Wonderfully well done CC & a lot of fun, as we've come to expect/rely on. :D  Your modelling is pretty sharp too.  :)

Steve.

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5 hours ago, Vinnie said:

Great work there CC. Always nice to see something unusual.👍

Thanks Vinnie

The more unusual, the more attractive to me !!

 

3 hours ago, cngaero said:

Was that the bog standard weapons load for the Skyraider? 

 

I know................ :coat::whistle:

Hello Chris !

As you can see they also throw kitchen sinks... :rofl2:

 

3 hours ago, 2Step said:

great topic and beautifully done, kudos!

Oh du schöne Westerwald

One of my favourite place in Deutschland

Thank you

 

3 hours ago, stevehnz said:

Wonderfully well done CC & a lot of fun, as we've come to expect/rely on. :D  Your modelling is pretty sharp too.  :)

Steve.

Thank you Steve !! Glad that you appreciate !!

I'll make my best to deserve these expectations !!

 

Thanks for the kind words and support

Sincerely.

CC

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Beautiful work.  i've got that same load out in my stash for a "someday" build.  :nodding:

 

I'd love to know what the BDA was from that drop.  :rolleyes:

 

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Good thing the dive angle was shallow, otherwise there would have been a great likelihood of the s---literally hitting the fan! ( I will get my coat and join  @cngaero!)

Mike

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2 hours ago, 72modeler said:

Good thing the dive angle was shallow, otherwise there would have been a great likelihood of the s---literally hitting the fan! ( I will get my coat and @cngaero!)

Mike

Supposedly, the silly thing tumbled and the... ummm... ahhh... :poo: almost hit the aircraft.  More info here.  :pilot:

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Excellent 

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Hello CC That looks very beautiful. Like the decent wheatering on the notorious parts very much.

Cheers

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Where did you find a toilet in any scale besides doll house scale? Was it full when they dropped it? nice Skyraider to.

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1 hour ago, busnproplinerfan said:

Where did you find a toilet in any scale besides doll house scale? Was it full when they dropped it? nice Skyraider to.

I believe Hasegawa included it in a kit that featured markings for this aircraft.

Steve.

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Terrific.  Thanks for sharing. That's a great paint finish as well.

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5 hours ago, busnproplinerfan said:

Where did you find a toilet in any scale besides doll house scale? Was it full when they dropped it? nice Skyraider to.

Brengun makes it in 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32.

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In fact, after reading @uncletommy's post I realised it was the Hasegawa kit in "Gentleman's" scale I was thinking of, alas a kit I missed out on, not sure who did what in 48th. Sorry for the bum steer. :D 

Steve

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I don't know how I missed this, CC - excellent job :clap: :clap: 

 

Ciao

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wow that's brilliant, I've liked that picture for years and now you have brought it to life again. Well done :thumbsup:

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