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OFFICIAL: Navy Boys on those Postage Stamps
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:56 AM UTC
Welcome to the Navy Boys on those Postage Stamps Campaign and thanks to Bob (BigRip74) for leading it!

The campaign will run from 1 October, 2019 through 1 October, 2020.

If you haven't signed up yet, or want to see the rules, go here.

Please post your initial and in-progress photos as well as campaign discussion in this thread. Please post your finished build photos in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to some great builds honoring those crazy aviators who land on moving postage stamps in the middle of the ocean!

Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 11:02 AM UTC
Now, how about a ribbon?

Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 12:58 PM UTC
SORRY! I have not been successful with producing a ribbon using paint. So if anyone would like to offer up one. GREAT.

The kit that I had planned on using (Hasegawa B5n) was cancelled. So I will go with an SNJ, by building an MONOGRAM kit.
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 02:17 AM UTC
And here's my startup picture:

Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 11:09 AM UTC
Nice looking kit Pasi. I will follow your progress with interest.

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 12:20 PM UTC

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Now, how about a ribbon?

Michael






Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 01:33 PM UTC
Looks good to me Reg.

Bob
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 05:01 PM UTC
Here's my start photo.

It's the Shanghai Dragon 1/144 Grumman F-14 with Fire Engine.

Not a lot to it, Maybe I can finish in time.

The flight crew is molded into the seats/cockpit.

Bob, here's the deck section.

The two small sprues hold the fire engine, several crewmen and a bonus tug (absolutely no build instructions).

One questions for all of you old salts, the instructions call for the sailor's paints to be Khaki Green, is that legit? What ever happened to blue denim?:|
JClapp
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 10:49 PM UTC

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that looks great!

Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 01:19 PM UTC
@ Mark: nice kit with its own flight deck.

I wanted to try and do something like this.


The wing gave me a little trouble. It was as if I was 7 again with the amount of glue I applied to the wing tip. Ill just let it dry then trim the excess off.


JClapp
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 - 11:26 AM UTC
Looks like I am really doing this


parts ready to start snapping and sanding!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 - 01:03 PM UTC
Jonathan, I feel your pain re: the sanding!

I remember the Whale while at NAS Jacksonville. We were going through aircrew/ordnance class and one of the many films we had to sit through was on bad carrier landings.

In a 30 minute film from the late 1950's early 1960's more than half of the film dealt with the Douglas A-3 Skywarrior. It sure seemed that the 282 aircraft Douglas built at one time or another had a bad landing aboard a carrier. WELL! at least it seemed that way to a 19 year old.

I will watch your build with interest.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 05:56 AM UTC
Jonathan,
That looks painful.
Can't wait to watch your build.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 06:02 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Here's the kit I'll be building. My intention is to also build the moto tug, paint an aircraft carrier deck base, and build a vignette. I want the Corsair with the wings folded. I'll use the Eduard Brassin HVR rockets since these will be very noticeable when the wings are folded.

Can't wait to see everyone's projects. I have not finished an aircraft model in years so wish me luck.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 08:19 AM UTC
Don,

Can't actually tell what the kit is!

Michael
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 08:27 AM UTC
Michael,
Oops. The kit is a 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D w/Moto Tug. I got rid of most of the box as it got water logged in an accident. The instructions are almost trash so I'll need to download a pdf copy off the internet. The kit is now a bagged kit.
BTW-Does anyone know the "correct" interior green for Corsairs?
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 09:09 AM UTC
Don, I looked through those F4U decals and they are for RNZAF WW II.

BOB
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 09:46 AM UTC

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Michael,
Oops. The kit is a 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1D w/Moto Tug. I got rid of most of the box as it got water logged in an accident. The instructions are almost trash so I'll need to download a pdf copy off the internet. The kit is now a bagged kit.
BTW-Does anyone know the "correct" interior green for Corsairs?
Take care,
Don "Lakota"



I believe F4U-1Ds were standard interior green (34151 as I recall) below the side consoles and black above them.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 10:53 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Bob-I really appreciate the offer. I think the RNZF used F4U-1 and F4U-1a planes. I don't know if they used the regular wings or the shortened wings like the FAA used. This will be a F4U-1D build, hopefully a little vignette with the moto-tug that comes with the kit.
Michael-Thanks for the info. I didn't know if the Corsair used the same color as the Hellcat. Seems like there was some variation with the different aircraft manufacturers.
Damian-Sweet ribbon, its got my vote. Thanks!
Pasi-Looking forward to your build. What markings will you use? I have two of the old Monogram kits.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"


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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 06:10 AM UTC
Don, you are correct!

I played with the SNJ last night. I decided to open up the rudder control cable exit and stretch some sprue to mimic the cable. Since this is supposed to be an SNJ used for carrier quals, I made an arrestor hook from Evergreen .30 rod.






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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 09:27 AM UTC
I'll be building the Hawker Sea Fury FB II with some Cooper Details aftermarket bits.


Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 10:01 AM UTC
David, first welcome. I am not familiar with Cooper Details products. What are they and could we get a larger photo. I love the Sea Fury.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 12:34 PM UTC

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David, first welcome. I am not familiar with Cooper Details products. What are they and could we get a larger photo. I love the Sea Fury.

Bob



Cooper Details were what Roy Sutherland used to do before he started Barraduca Studios. The Sea Fury set is quite comprehensive, and replaces pretty much all of the Hobbycrap Sea Fury's detail parts with parts which are actually accurate. The only drawback about it is that the cockpit is all black, and once you're done all that lovely detail might as well be invisible unless you shine a penlight in there.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 01:31 PM UTC
Jesse, thank you for the information. OK! I will need to send the P-80 nose wheel separate. I just found it on my work bench.
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 07:27 AM UTC
No photos to prove it but I actually got some paint laid down last night. A bit of gray in the cockpit and some more on the bottom of the wings.