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OFFICIAL: 1945 Campaign
PrickleHead
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 04:30 AM UTC
Oliver love the Komet such nice work.
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 03:17 AM UTC
Thank You Michael and PrickleHead!

Hopefully I will finish this one in a little diorama this weekend. Promised Michael to do a definite 1945 topic !

Oliver
Antilles
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 03:11 AM UTC
So, calling this one done! I guess, the US troops should prove the year 1945. As I have no real recordings about this plane prior to its arrival in the US, I just guessed, that it was found by US troops.Hope You enjoy it!





Oliver
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 03:30 AM UTC
Nice one Oliver!

Michael
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 01:39 PM UTC
Nice dio, Oliver!
Antilles
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 06:21 PM UTC
Michael and Gary,

thank´s a lot!

Oliver
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 08:21 PM UTC
OK, I've finally settled on a 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D:

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The box is kind of beat up but the plastic is just fine:

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Pre-painting is pretty much done and about time to start construction:

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I'll be building it in the markings of Ens. Alfred Lerch of VF-10 off USS Intrepid. On 16 April, 1945 during the Battle of Okinawa Lerch shot down 7 Japanese aircraft in one sortie. It was his first combat engagement. Seems like a worthy subject!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 05:12 AM UTC
Like I said, Tamiya F4U

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(right out of the box)

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Actually, by now it's blue. Have to wait for next week to gloss coat though.

Michael
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 07:17 PM UTC
Great one, Oliver! Looks cool and tells the story instantly.
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2016 - 12:24 PM UTC
Painting done and half the decals on. Decals are being a pain. But I'm winning! See my build log for details.









Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 01:51 AM UTC
Hello Jesper, glad You like this one!

Chris, Your 109 looks good so far. Like to see more of this one!

Oliver
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 02:19 AM UTC
Nice work everyone!

The F4U is finished. Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D from VF-10 off USS Intrepid. On 16 April, 1945 Ens. Alfred Lerch shot down seven Japanese aircraft in one sortie in this this airplane. It was his first combat mission.

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I'll be putting more pics in the campaign gallery.

Just for fun, here's a shot of my Corsair collection so far:

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Four Tamiya and two Hasegawa kits. Still a few more to go!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 03:06 AM UTC
Very nice, Michael!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 09:35 PM UTC
Michael, great Corsair collection. The latest Cosair is a cool addition with an awesome history. 7 kills in the first mission is quite something.

Chris, great work on the 109. Looks great. Looking forward to see more.
Antilles
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 12:17 AM UTC
Great finish of a lovely plane Michael,

I like Your family photo, especially the french corsair! Is this one of the suez campaign?

Oliver
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 03:00 AM UTC

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Great finish of a lovely plane Michael,

I like Your family photo, especially the french corsair! Is this one of the suez campaign?

Oliver



Thank you Oliver (and everyone else)!

Yes, it's an F4U-7 off the French carrier Arromanches(?) in 1956. The Hasegawa 1/48 kit. Those late Hasegawa F4Us are nice kits too!

Michael
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 06:27 PM UTC
I´m in with this....
F-6F5 Hellcat in Pacific 1945
c4willy
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 01:32 PM UTC
What scale is it Jose? 1/72nd?
SHAKY962
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 05:02 PM UTC

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What scale is it Jose? 1/72nd?



Yes Chris
Antilles
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 06:47 PM UTC
Very nice kit Jose.

Is it the EDUARD one?

Oliver
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 01:11 AM UTC

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Very nice kit Jose.

Is it the EDUARD one?

Oliver

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Yes Oliver, the Eduard Combo set in 1/72
I select the last scheme. An Hellcat of Oscar Lorenzo, an argentine who combat in Ceylon in 1945 during WW2 alongside the british and commenwealt forces. More than eight hundred argentine pilots was in the WW2 with these.
c4willy
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 04:30 PM UTC
Hi Jose, I wasn't aware till recently that Argentina had participated in WW2 on the Allied side. I look forward to seeing what you do with the kit.
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 04:10 PM UTC
Okay some progress to report, decals on, panel line wash done! Undercarriage on and glued into place. Spinner and wheels painted (yet to paint the tyres). The landing gear are shaped in such way that they will only fit one side which makes assembling them pretty much fool proof.

And of course the obligatory progress pics.











SHAKY962
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 02:46 AM UTC

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Hi Jose, I wasn't aware till recently that Argentina had participated in WW2 on the Allied side. I look forward to seeing what you do with the kit.



Only volunteers was in WW". The country was neutral until 27 MAR 1945.
SHAKY962
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 02:47 AM UTC
@Chris yor 109 is beautiful!!!!!

A few advances in my Hellcat