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  1. Salmon primer was only on very early Birdcage Corsairs and the primer itself was not in visible areas, the only area that may have been visible was inside the tail wheel, which was not always overcoated in underside color, and inside the cowl flaps.
  2. Sorry to hear, take care my friend.
  3. 1946 is correct for the last use, I knew a former RCNVR Corsair pilot who flew them to the last day of operations. As well, a portion of them were pushed off carrier decks at wars end. So both stories are true.
  4. Great find, I was searching for what BDV represented for hours last night. I think you are correct that the last digits are part of a QA acceptance, I don’t think they are a date stamp, as I found another very similar data plate that only has four digits. Unless it was a month prior to October though.
  5. I don’t think you are correct about the stamp being a date, that is a part #, so the date wouldn’t be stamped on it. Obviously this is a part that is handed, as it shares the first part of the same number with a similar component. My guess this is from a part for the Brigg’s manufactured (Sperry) Ball Turret. Briggs made drive motors and vacuum pumps. And I guess it is related to the other part #. They share similar part # so they are likely sub -assemblies. I found a few other examples online and they are all off of B-17 ball turrets. I’ll see I can find more info.
  6. ScoobyDoo

    BIG HOG!

    Beautiful build, looks like it was built by a pro. My biggest pet peeve on Corsair builds are zinc green or salmon wheel wells, So nice to see you got it right! They were always over-sprayed the underside color.
  7. Absolutely jaw dropping work!
  8. Very cool story, I had contact with the ARIA aircraft during cruise missile testing in Canada. They were regular visitors to our base. My only claim to fame with the ARIA is I towed it in our hangar a few times. During one visit an ARIA had an engine fire. During the engine change we zapped all the engine panels with a red Beaver, holding a rather large appendage, waving a Canada flag. When the aircraft was towed outside for its engine run, one of the techs had left a bag of screws in the intake. A second engine was needed after the screws were sucked up the intake during the ground run. The aircraft commander was obviously under a lot of pressure having missed two missions. When he noticed the zaps he flipped out. That didn’t stop us from using that zapper. A few week later Prime Minister Mulroney was visiting our city, when he left on his aircraft the Beaver made a new appearance to the left of the crew door on his aircraft. As he boarded his aircraft and waved, the Beaver was clear as day next to him. It actually made all the news networks. We also zapped all the gear doors. We never did retire that stencil. It would make a good decal addition.
  9. I know three (actually four) shops that have them in stock in Canada. Tamiya has dictated that they are not permitted to release these kits for sale until Oct 20. Three of the shops have them in storage, the fourth has violated this rule and sold theirs. Apparently Tamiya is going to be tough on the distributors if they find out their shops are selling them early. I recall reading the controlled releases earlier in the year, I now know this info is accurate (I didn’t think it was true).
  10. Sorry to hear, I lost my mom just over a year ago.
  11. My mistake, Lockheed. There really is a void of P-38 F/G decals, hint hint hint.
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