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F4U-5N, Guy Bordellon, Korea 1953 FINISHED

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i'm in too. this plane is glossy seablue with light blue markings, it should fit nicely into the theme of the GB

 

23897052407_853ca3a317_b.jpgcors124453c by karl holubar, auf Flickr

 

Trumpy kit (i know, i know), F4U-7 resin, lots of scratchbuilding.

just have to mount the static dischargers and the pitot tubes and other minor stuff to the fitter and i will give it a go

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Guy Bordelon's aircraft, the only USN Ace of the Korean War. Some nice pictures of this aircraft abadoned at the end of 1953 can be found here.

 

https://navypilotoverseas.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/lt-guy-bordelon-f4u-5-corsair-and-other-wrecks-k-6-airfield-august-1953/#jp-carousel-184

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hi 

 interesting choice !!!! I built a while ago the U7 version ( not always easy) . the black U 5 always tempted me , but unfortunately the resin conversion is no more available ( Olovier Pinsolle's kit ) . can't way how you will rework the engine cowl 

Alain 

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thanx all ( :) ), got these pics allready

i have the resin, but the fit is a challenge. i have some ideas for the cowling, we will see...

there is a kind of radar scope in the pit of the N i assume, but have no idea how it looks. can anyone help?

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hi 

 well , IF ...... ( I say if ..) we had to trust Hasegawa ( Hasegawa released the U5N at the quarter inch ) , the Ip should look like this . note the radar scoop   

 

alain

ip from Hasegawa

100_1567.jpg

 

take a look here

 

https://www.google.fr/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi8ruScguvXAhWFbxQKHUdnCYkQjhwIBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.pegase.tv%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ft%3D5160&psig=AOvVaw0MPsuCZ0MauP0GQLGDT8H7&ust=1512293328258276

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thanx for all the help

pic of the parts i have:

24004754387_bc7b60800a_k.jpg01 by karl holubar, auf Flickr

 

there is a lot to take care of: i have to fit the fuselage plug and redesign the cowl (i heard fit is not stellar of the resin parts) to a -5 with the airintakes on the sides. then i have to get rid of the fabric on the outer wings and horizontal stabs and redo the trimtabs.cannon bays are different because of 2 20mm cannon per wing instead of the 3 .50 cals. i have the master skyraider barrels with flash suppressors and hope i can use them. there also are two little panels on the side of the fuselage that act as flame hiders for the exhausts. a radome will have to be scratched and fit to the starboard wing. antennas and prism reflectors (any pics of these?) have to be fitted. the tailwheel door is allso different, as its completely closed. the decals will be self made, thats not a problem

i think i will start with the fuselage plug and cowl to see if i can modify it

stay tuned...

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