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Here is my Tamiya F4U-1D RNZAF at Ruhakia 1946, abandoned and awaiting final scrapping. 

 

In reply to @Dana Bell, I omitted the engine and folded the wings based on other pictures so have ommitted the windscreen to emphasise the dereliction.

Since the last post I weathered the fabric areas of the national insignia more as the lighted colour I used didnt show up too well on the pictures. I wanted the plane to be an anonymous representaion of the many aircaft at the end of the war but felt it looked odd with no serials. I used markings from the Sky sheet which were applied and once dry sanded with a 400 grit stick. This removed enough to fade the numbers but still leave the anonymity. 

Sheep added to be sure its in New Zealand!

 

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Unusual angle!

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Cockpit missing canopy and panel with instruments 'recovered for spares'. Wing gun bays are open and empty as the guns would have been recovered.

 

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My usual back drop of the Waipa planes is in a container en-route to the UK!

 

Colin

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.Fabulous work Colin. I was such a shame than non were preserved for the RNZAF Museum but you have preserved a moment in time. 

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Many thanks for the feed back.

1 hour ago, Silver Fox said:

I was such a shame than non were preserved for the RNZAF Museum

I believe they did have a Corsair but swapped it for a P-40E. Odd thing to do as the P-40 they got was a wreck and had to be rebuilt. Others may know more...

 

4 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Thats Beautiful and sad all in one fell swoop,

I know what you mean. Thats part of the appeal really.

 

 

Colin

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Just catching up Colin.  One of the most fun looking builds I have seen.  It might be the sheep.  Excellent!

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20 hours ago, Silver Fox said:

such a shame than non were preserved for the RNZAF Museum

Not part of the RNZAF Museum as such but, still flying here in

New Zealand NZ5648 (FG-1D)

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I have seen it fly over Whenuapai, looks great and sounds really cool:)

 

Regards

 

Alan

 

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