Thank you Louis for your invitation. I have started two Korean war related projects some time ago, the first one came to a halt in 2018 waiting to be continued, the second was started recently during our Covid lockdown. This group´s inspiration will surely help me finishing them and kickstart the build of some other kits in my stash, too. Don´t know which of them I´ll actually pick…
1/48 F4U-4B Corsair of VMF-214, very late production batch w/extra raised canopy. A Hasegawa F4U-4 / F4U-5 kitbash with some resin wheels and spare decals (started)
1/48 PSP display/dio base, yeah, sounds boring (started)
1/48 B-26B Invader. The new ICM (B-26B-50) kit provides markings for two very interesting OD schemes. Scribing gun bay doors into the wings and replacing the wheels aren´t a brainer. But those two versions (of production batch -56 and -61 respectively) were obviously built without a lower turret. A turret-less bottom part isn´t included in the kit, unfortunately.
1/48 B-26C Invader to the rescue. This even newer glass-nosed, Korean war version by ICM provides me with a spare turret-less bottom part I can rob for my B-26B. Still have some nice 13th BS Bombshell decals bought long ago.
1/72 F-84E Thunderjet in the well known colors of the 9th Fighter Bomber Squadron. Almost an OOB build. Beside the little work to backdate Tamiya´s F-84G I´d like to put markings for Mike Rebo´s “FS-549-C” on it.
1/48 F-51D Mustang of No. 77 Sqn Royal Australian Air Force. I don´t expect problems coupling an Eduard Mustang with left over decals from Airfix´F-51D kit.
1/48 F-86F Sabre of 2 Squadron South African Air Force. It will need some effort to backdate Academy´s F-86 wings. Decals by Aeromaster.
1/72 B-29A Superfortress 28th BS, 19th BG. Out of the box kit with Aeromaster decals for South Sea Sinner.
1/48 F4U-4 Corsair of VMF-212. Back to Corsairs! To contrast my initial Corsair, this particular bird is a very early dash-four Corsair. It is still fitted with a rounded windshield and small canopy already seen on F4U-1Ds before. Therefore I throw a Hasegawa -4 (again), a Tamiya -1D, Resin wheels, an Aires cockpit and some spare decals together. Let´s see how it works (if I ever start it ;-)).
1/48 F-84E Thunderjet of 27th FEG´s CO. Revell kit plus Cutting edge decals.
1/48 F-80C Shooting Star. Monogram´s oldie but goldie kit with 35th FBS markings from Aeromaster.
Let´s have a nice time, guys!