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I want to go through the pain of an NMF again!!!
Which is why you need to move to the UK  :)

One can of Halfords Aluminium spray paint and all your problems are solved :t

Maybe with a few panels sprayed with Nissan Silver for a bit of contrast  :G
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Re: F4U, AU1 (Vought), FG1, F2G (Goodyear), and F3A (Brewster) Corsair.
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2002, 02:47:35 pm »
Well...there were a lot of -4s at the end of the war, a run done for the RN, who, oddly enough, didn't require any more aircraft since the war was over. Could have been picked up for a steal by the Canadian government....but didn't! However...if they had bought a bunch, they would have likely needed to fob them off onto the RCAF as they would have had too many for the RCN...then the RCAF could have traded them back to the USN in the early 50's for some -5s. Scheme sounds too cool! Bear in mind that the RCAF Mustangs were silver painted, not BMF, so perhaps good old Testors silver would work. You could use the City of Hamilton/Vancouver markings, these have been around a couple of times (I think Leading Edge does some)
As far as the RCN Corsairs at Suez, since in reality Canada sent in the Blue Hats to keep the 2 sides apart at the end of the conflict, perhaps a contingent of RCN high-vis (overall white??) peacekeeper Corsairs would be appropriate...
BTW, I'm the psycho that did the X-wing corsair!
Alvis

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Re: F4U, AU1 (Vought), FG1, F2G (Goodyear), and F3A (Brewster) Corsair.
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2002, 11:54:00 am »
For me, it depends.  I like some aircrafts (Skyraide and P-47) to have laods of stuff under them wings, but others look better clean.

I'll do a French F4U-7, ya know, the one where the ingeneers decided the nose wasn't still long enough! :TT

Oh, I just might put the rockets for a new role!  ASW!!!!



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Re: F4U, AU1 (Vought), FG1, F2G (Goodyear), and F3A (Brewster) Corsair.
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2002, 12:01:29 pm »
I'm thinking about doing one Corsair in post war RCAF markings, like the Mustangs we had.  NMF, with red and white on the wings and the tail, and off course, juicy maple leafs!

Toad, any idea on how it'll look like?

 :w

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Re: F4U, AU1 (Vought), FG1, F2G (Goodyear), and F3A (Brewster) Corsair.
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2002, 12:39:22 pm »
I thought about that, but I want a RCAF Corsair, not a RCN.  I want to go through the pain of an NMF again!!!

 :aa

But a detachment on the Bonnie would be good.  This is part of my project has many Corsairs as possible that never went on an aicraft carrier!  So far I have the Heller Racer done, pretty neat, I still have the Hobbycraft COIN Corsair to go.

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Re: F4U, AU1 (Vought), FG1, F2G (Goodyear), and F3A (Brewster) Corsair.
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2002, 01:11:04 am »
:h The Corsair has always been one of my favourites, land-based or carrier based.
The RNZAF of course had all land-based ones, but the USN and USMarines also operated from airfields, as did the French Navy F4U-7s/AU-1s from bases in Algeria and Indo-China.
I once drew/wrote a spoof history of \"The City of Stafford Squadron\" for an RAF Stafford Open Day (some people bought it as \"real\"....great!!!!) in which the RAF equipped the squadron with F4U-1Ds for high altitude work/evaluation....minus arrestor hook, etc. I \"painted\" them in either PRU blue all over, the high-altitude scheme of PR blue with medium sea grey uppers, or all over pink! \"B\" type roundels, throughout. And very nice too.
Then, of course, there's the possibility that the South Vietnamese had F4U-5s and AU-1s? All sorts of COIN grey finishes with pretty bright unit markings? Later camouflaged.
Or Israeli ones?
don't forget the REAL, and pretty battered looking Honduran F4U-4/5s.there's decals from varios sources available for these. And there's a great article or two on the net..references available if you need them.
RCAF F4U-1 to -4 had outer panels in silver dope rather than metal as these were fabric covered, but you're OK with the F4U-5 and later versions.
The racer sounds good!!!
Hopefully at sometime we can have lots of fun with the Hobbycraft F2G kits WHEN/IF they appear?
Why do so many people come up with great ideas? I've a few 1/72nd Italeri kits bought to do as \"funnies\" ready and waiting, and heaven knows how many Academy F4U-4/4Bs ( a great value for money kit), Hasegawa F4U-5/5N/AU-1s, and Tamiya/Hobbycraft F4U-1s.....all ready to paint/make. Oh dear, I must find less time to go on this machine, and MORE time to sit and model!
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Re: F4U, AU1 (Vought), FG1, F2G (Goodyear), and F3A (Brewster) Corsair.
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2002, 08:17:03 am »
That would be great, I'll post some pics of my racer here, it looks very good.  I think I'll go for a P-51D scheme I saw in FSM 3-4 years ago, it looked really sharp.  Yep, I have seen the French X-Wing, very cool!

I use ALCLAD and Metalizer, not bad at all!  Hallsford paints are non-existent over here, but we manage to do good too!!  Keep watching Modeling Madness, you'll see my P-47 there soon.  

I'll go grab my Hase Corsair (very cheap of course) and I'll get back to you on this one.  Also, I one saw on MM in the contest page a Crosair done like a Phantom!  Super cool!  I'll try to find the pic and post it here.

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Re: F4U, AU1 (Vought), FG1, F2G (Goodyear), and F3A (Brewster) Corsair.
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2002, 03:06:42 pm »
Alvis, you are da man!

I will paint the aircraft with Metalizers and ALCLAD II, and will just make up a fancy scheme, which will look like our Mustangs, but with my personnal touch.  I will scrounge the decal depot for the right stuff!

I'll keep you posted as soon as a get that Corsair!

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Re: F4U, AU1 (Vought), FG1, F2G (Goodyear), and F3A (Brewster) Corsair.
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2002, 09:57:24 am »
:G A marvellous job on the X-wing F4U Alvis.........inspired!
 :Ss How about Arctic Red areas on the RCAF example? .....
wingtips(big enought to back insaignia?) fin/rudder?...and upper fuselage.
I like the colour scheme adopted by the 355th FG, 8th AF? on the Mustangs....the \"Millie P\" was one famous one, with all olive drab curving down from the anti'glare panel to cover the entire aft-fuselage. A rumour in the '60s had it painted Cherry Red, not OD..much prettier, and Revell released their appalling 1/72nd Mustang in the red scheme.
How about translating the idea to the RCAF F4U??
A Corsair on floats for all those backwater areas of Canada?
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Re: F4U, AU1 (Vought), FG1, F2G (Goodyear), and F3A (Brewster) Corsair.
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2002, 01:12:03 am »
:( Academy F4U-4B.a super kit, no filler and a doddle to put together. It'll look super!
The colours sound great.......all that Alclad too.
A pity about not including the underwing stores, though for the role you've chosen the fuel tanks only are appropriate I know. I tend to think, though, that Corsairs are like Phantoms and that unless every station is fully loaded it looks decidedly under-armed and naked.
Perhaps that's one reason why I tend to like aircraft when they've reached the \"overdeveloped \" stage in their lives when the designers/service puts lots of pylons, etc, to the airframe.
Hence, the beautiful F4U-5, AU-1, etc.
Hey....fully loaded F4U-5 next time??
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Re: F4U, AU1 (Vought), FG1, F2G (Goodyear), and F3A (Brewster) Corsair.
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2002, 12:10:38 pm »
:Ss The RNZAF painted at least one FG-1D Corsair post-war in silver, with bright roundels, and pretty different it looked.
 :-/ Personally, I'd \"go\" for a Sky/dark grey finish, or all-over sea blue. The Argies operated some of their F4U-5s in gull grey/white which'd look nice. Also, El Salvador had light grey F4Us before camouflaging them in greens and tans. They also operated about 5 in an aerobatic team in all-white with light blue trim.
How about an all-white Canadian F4U-5?
 :aa Or, a gull grey/white RCN F4U-5 in Suez markings? with \"The Bonnie\" on attachment to the RN in the Med??
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Re: F4U, AU1 (Vought), FG1, F2G (Goodyear), and F3A (Brewster) Corsair.
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2002, 04:11:51 am »
:aa Oh, by the way, the entire range of Halfords silvers is worth looking at. I use quite a few different shades to ring the changes.
Have you seen the French Navy X-wing Corsair on ARC??
I wonder what some of the WW2 aircraft would look like in todays camos and markings............low-viz greys from the F-18/F-14 on Hellcats/Corsairs? Swap the camos to modern jets.....triple blue/white on F-18....Sea Blue Gloss on F-14? With full colour markings?
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Re: F4U, AU1 (Vought), FG1, F2G (Goodyear), and F3A (Brewster) Corsair.
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2002, 10:51:01 am »
Ok, I've got my kit, it's the 1/48 Academy F4U-4B.  I will dump the Navy gear and keep the drop tanks, the aircraft will be with Maritime Command as an long-range interceptor to catch prowling Soviet ASW or AS planes.  It will be NMF overall with Testor Guards Red panels on the tail and the wings, with some white on the fuselage.  I have to dig through my FSM pile to find the lovely RCAF Mustang in a similar scheme.

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Re: F4U, AU1 (Vought), FG1, F2G (Goodyear), and F3A (Brewster) Corsair.
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2007, 03:19:40 pm »
Hey everyone. I just bought th Revell 1/48 Corsair. It seems like a nice kit. It still has retractable landing gear and folding wings, but I may glue all that solid for strength. No onto the sillyness. I had talked in the Piston Perfection thread about putting a Centaurus on the front of an F2G, what about one on my F4U? The Centaurus is 3 inches bigger around than the R-2800, and weighs 145lbs more. Maybe shorten the nose a hair to move that extra weight back? And where can I find a good 1/48 Centaurus? That would help improve over-the-nose visibility as well. I also thought about a bubble top. What else should I do to improve the Corsair? Thanks for your input.

Jon
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Re: F4U, AU1 (Vought), FG1, F2G (Goodyear), and F3A (Brewster) Corsair.
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2007, 05:57:20 pm »
Engine length is the critical dimension.

The R2800-18, -18W and -18W* engine installation as used in the F4U-4 series was 93.77 inches long, thus the long nose. The engine weighed 2,560 lbs.
You'd need to find the installed length for your chosen Centaurus before you could define what effect, if any, it would have on overall length.

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