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  • Member since
    December 2021
  • From: 39 -105 (close enough for tactical)
Hello from CO
Posted by FingerprintsEverywhere:( on Friday, December 3, 2021 11:13 PM

Just joined - working on modeling in 1/48 all the aircraft from my father's flight log page dated "30 JUN '50" when he re-upped for Korea:

"TOTAL TIME TRANSFERRED FROM OLD LOG BOOK"

N2S 99.3

SNV 54.9

SNJ 134.7

F3A 16.9

F4U-4 612.5

PBY 4.2

L4-B 5.1

HE-1 5.1

R4D 14.5

F6F 20.2

967.4

I have jacket patches for VMF-124 and he recieved the DFC in Korea in an F7F Night Fighter (VMA-513 - if the patch with an eagle with night/day background & lightning bolts downward is that) out of Wonsan (I think) so I'm working on those too. -2 -2N -3 -3N (guessing he had to train in a twin-engine at some point but he passed in 2013 so details are irretrievable)

Also making 1/48 vehicles for scale and sidelining with 1/35 armor for changes of pace.

Also working on a 1/16 diorama with the Model Airways Wright Flyer and scrounging up some pre 1904 vehicles for background.

Thanks!

Builds in progress:
1/35 Dragon Zimmerit Elefant Sd. Kfz.184 (winter - s.Pz.Jg.Abt.614, Poland, 1944)
1/35 Trumpeter KV-1S
1/48 Bandai Pin Point Series: Kübelwagen Type 82 (Guderian markings '43)
1/48 Minicraft Piper Super Cub (US registry)

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, December 6, 2021 1:20 PM

Hi! Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

Looking forward to seeing your work. That sounds like a very involved project. Make sure you check out the "Airplanes" section of the Forums. The members there are very knowledgeable and could give you a lot of help and info. Don't be afraid to ask for help. That's what we're here for.

I had a very good friend that flew P-47's in WWII. I built a model of his plane and presented it to him on his 95th birthday. Also built a P-51 for another friend whose father was a P-51 pilot in WWII. Also restore model planes, ships and armor for a WWII museum.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe. 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, December 6, 2021 1:25 PM

Welcome to the forums. Looking forward to seeing you builds. Welcome.

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, December 6, 2021 2:21 PM

Welcome to the forum!  That's a great project, and I look forward to seeing your builds!

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, December 6, 2021 4:35 PM

Welcome to the forum,

As mentioned already there are some wonderful modelers here who'll answer your questions and offer their advice.  I really like your idea for your project to honor your father's service to our country.  Good luck!

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Monday, December 6, 2021 4:54 PM

Welcome from another Colorado member

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:13 AM

Welcome aboard.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:35 AM

Welcome.  I've always liked the Tigercat - built the AMT kit ages ago and have another in the stash for a fire bomber conversion project.  Looking forward to your builds.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 5:48 AM

Hello, and welcome!  Looks like you have plenty of projects to keep you busy for a while.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

  • Member since
    December 2021
  • From: 39 -105 (close enough for tactical)
Posted by FingerprintsEverywhere:( on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:44 PM

Hutch6390

Hello, and welcome!  Looks like you have plenty of projects to keep you busy for a while.

 

I have "endless fun doing all the fiddly bits" ;)

Builds in progress:
1/35 Dragon Zimmerit Elefant Sd. Kfz.184 (winter - s.Pz.Jg.Abt.614, Poland, 1944)
1/35 Trumpeter KV-1S
1/48 Bandai Pin Point Series: Kübelwagen Type 82 (Guderian markings '43)
1/48 Minicraft Piper Super Cub (US registry)

 

  • Member since
    December 2021
  • From: 39 -105 (close enough for tactical)
Posted by FingerprintsEverywhere:( on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:50 PM

I ended up using black chrome bare metal foil on the F7F-2N wheels to try to stop the tire disintegration/dissolution  issue - verdict isn't in yet on if the metal will block the chemical reaction - just finished that one (well stopped progress for now) a week ago.

Builds in progress:
1/35 Dragon Zimmerit Elefant Sd. Kfz.184 (winter - s.Pz.Jg.Abt.614, Poland, 1944)
1/35 Trumpeter KV-1S
1/48 Bandai Pin Point Series: Kübelwagen Type 82 (Guderian markings '43)
1/48 Minicraft Piper Super Cub (US registry)

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 6:45 PM

Welcome aboard.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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