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F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« on: November 26, 2017, 10:44:07 PM »
Ello,

So Dave says in aboot 2 weeks we'll see the F4U-1As in his campaign, so if you'd like a skin here are a couple options.





The first is a VF-17 scheme. They were known as the Jolly Rogers, all their aircraft carrying the little skull and crossbones flag on both sides of the nose. VF-17 was one of the first US Navy corsair squadrons meant to be part of the new carrier Bunker Hill's airgroup but they were replaced at Pearl Harbor by an F6F unit. So they were deployed to Solomons as a land based unit and saw alot of action and success there and over Rabaul. You have a choice of national insignia with either the blue or red surround.





The other option is a Marine scheme, these were pretty simple and usually marked with the last three numbers of the aircraft's serial number. Interestingly the Marine units in the Solomons shared their aircraft. When a given unit was flying a mission they would take whatever aircraft were available in the pool. VMF-214 of Black Sheep fame for example arrived in the Solomons with no aircraft of their own, they just used whatever was serviceable on a given day. Again with these there is a national insignia option, either the standard star and bar with blue surround, or a field modified variant where the aircraft originally had six point national insignia but has had the white bar added to four of them though with no blue or red surround.

So same as always, if you want one let me know which and a preferred number and what noseart and I'll do em up.

DW



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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 11:08:54 PM »
~S~ Jolly Roger one for me plz

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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 12:27:40 AM »
Marine - star and bar with blue surround

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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 02:57:25 AM »
~S~

Marine version blue star and bar plz and a little dirty if possible.
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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 04:21:31 AM »
Not sure what you mean by little dirty, they are pretty dirty already. You mean like, less dirty? If so I think Hollywood is corrupting you...

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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 12:29:40 PM »
He means he wants naked ladies on it .. :lol

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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 02:07:41 PM »
S~


 Jolly Rogers with the red surround, please.   

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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 09:14:19 PM »
You have a VF-17 skin with the blue surround BB, the one with the Spare Parts noseart. Do you want the Broken Comb noseart or the Spare Parts one?

DW


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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 09:22:17 PM »
I forgot when I posted those screenshots, I meant to work on the side numbers of the Marine aircraft. So they will look like this :



Some of the aircraft had a stenciled numbers, some not. So I'll mix it up.

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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2017, 01:02:19 AM »
You have a VF-17 skin with the blue surround BB, the one with the Spare Parts noseart. Do you want the Broken Comb noseart or the Spare Parts one?

DW

 Broken Comb please.    And if you wanna send me or post Spare Parts so I can DL it, that would be swell, Wally.  onaccounta I don't think I have that one anymore - ever  since the great HDD crash of  whatever year it was. 

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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2017, 01:12:42 AM »
I'm just gonna assume "Wally" is a reference to the highest scoring RCAF ace of WWII, Wally Mcleod and you are saying I am just like him. Why thank you BB, that is most kind of you.

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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2017, 01:51:27 AM »
~S~
No,I meant a lot dirty and weathered.
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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2017, 02:23:44 PM »
I'm just gonna assume "Wally" is a reference to the highest scoring RCAF ace of WWII, Wally Mcleod and you are saying I am just like him. Why thank you BB, that is most kind of you.

DW

  Ummm, ok.  I mean that might be who Wally Cleaver was named after.  I figured with your knowledge of all things related to  beavers you would know about Wally. Now that I'm thinking about it though, you might be more of an Eddie Hascal or a Lumpy. Probably Eddie.   (wavey)   

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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2017, 07:41:59 PM »
As I understand it, Ward was pretty rough on the beaver just last night.

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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2017, 11:22:37 PM »
Can we please keep the TV references to within the last 30 years please? Thank you.

DW


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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2017, 11:39:08 PM »
Throw the "Drag Net" out "n" see what we catch :surprised-027:

DW I would like one of those skins as well please.
I'll let you choose how it is assigned..thnx
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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2017, 12:41:22 AM »
We lost the net, went down with USS Minnow.

Thought to have gone down some 200 miles off of Hawaii.

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Re: F4U-1As for Dave's Solomons Campaign
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2017, 02:19:02 AM »
Pretty much the Jolly with us insignia and red surround and Bogey swatter please. 70 on the numbers. Thank You DW.