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  • Member since
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  • From: Winter Park, FL
A couple of things I'm trying to find...
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, September 28, 2017 1:33 PM

I know this is gonna sound kinda silly and I'll get responses like "check eBay" and "Google them." Believe me, I've done all of that, and then some. Here goes anyway. I recently acquired a Hasegawa 1/72 P2V-7 Neptune. The decals in the box are for U.S. Navy, French Navy, I think, and Japanese Navy. I seem to remember that Hasegawa also released the kit with RCAF decals. I'd like to find this decal set if possible. My plan is to build a P2V fire bomber operated by Neptune Aviation of Missoula, Montana. Neptune's P2Vs had a similar lightning bolt stripe along the fuselage as the RCAF Neptunes.

Another item I am looking for is the Aeromaster AN48800 decal set for Tuskegee P-40s. I have several AMT P-40s in my stash including two P-40F/L models. The 332 Fighter Group operated both the P-40F and L in North Africa and Italy. This decal set has been impossible to find.

If anyone has either or both of these decal sets in their stash and is willing to part with them, please PM me here to see if we can make a deal.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, September 28, 2017 1:40 PM

Hello fotofrank,

I apologize, but I do not have what your looking for but wanted to comment on the builds you have planned for those decals. I hope you do a WiP on the Neptune build. I know exactly what plane and location you are talking about. I wish you luck in your search for those decals.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, September 28, 2017 1:49 PM

Thanks, Hunter. Before my brother passed away a couple of years ago, I'd fly into Missoula, then make the drive down to Hamilton to see him and his family. When I would fly out to come back to Florida, I'd sit in the restaurant and look across the airport at a half dozen or so Neptunes lined up on Neptune's ramp. I should have gone over for a visit but I never did. Neptune is all jet now. Tanker 10, their last P2V, is now the gate guardian for Missoula International. You can probably see Tanker 10 from I-90 as you drive past the airport.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, September 28, 2017 1:59 PM

For the Neptune, there was a set of RCAF decals sold by Arrow Decals, and another more recently by Canuck Models. The Arrow are long OOP. I had a set that came with a Neptune that I bought on eBay but they were pretty yellowed and I tossed 'em, since I was building an Argie one.

You might look around eBay.

Canuck shows them on their site as "Sold Out". You might ask them.

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:15 PM

Thanks, GM. Canuck has a decal set for a 1/72 CP-140 (Lockheed Electra?). Looks like they might work.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:22 PM

Probably would as that's a P-3 Orion.

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  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:22 PM

If you strike out trying to find the marking you mentioned, I am happy to help you print out the decals needed or I can have masks cut using my vinyl cutter so you can paint on the markings.

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Posted by route62 on Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:40 PM

Not sure if you saw this but someone over at britmodeller filled a thread with great walk-around pictures of tanker 43 and 44.  You can use the images for reference.  Not sure how close the marking were for number 10 but this could give you a start if you ended up having to create artwork to print your own decals.

Neptune number 43 and 44 tanker 

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, September 29, 2017 3:03 PM

Well, I found the Tuskegee P-40 decals. I'll have them in a week. Still looking for the RCAF Neptune decals though. I'll even take an old yellowed sheet of the decals. Route 62 can scan them and print them. He has the technology!

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, September 29, 2017 5:27 PM

There's a slight chance I stuck them in my decal graveyard. I will sure look.

Yellowing is easy to fix, too.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, September 29, 2017 5:29 PM

GMorrison

There's a slight chance I stuck them in my decal graveyard. I will sure look.

Yellowing is easy to fix, too.

 

 

Wow! That would be great! Thanks.

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:51 AM

Well, the Tuskegee P-40 decals arrived yesterday and they look great. They were printed in 2007, and sold through Squadron Products back then. Now I'm still waiting to find the RCAF marking for the P2V-7 Neptune I want to build. Route 62 has suggested that I attempt to paint the lightning bolt down the fuselage sides. I haven't reached that level of expertise yet, though. So, in the meantime I will continue to search for the RCAF decals. Who knows? I might get lucky like I did with the Tuskegee P-40 decals.

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