My next project will be a Corsair in NAS Grosse Ile markings as seen in the picture. I have a Tamiya kit on the way which should be here in a couple days. This one is for Mark and is one of the aircraft his father may have flow while stationed there after the war.
Post by Mark Allen M on Oct 27, 2014 13:39:08 GMT -5
Super cool Greg, can't wait to see it. BTW I think I would like the other three Hellcats built as well if your interested. That would mean another VF-11 Hellcat since the USS Hornet got the other one you built. A VF-13 Hellcat and a VF-153 Hellcat.
NAS Grosse Ile Corsairs.
Dad with his 'pranged' #60
"What'd you say your name was again?" ..... "I didn't"
Post by Mark Allen M on Oct 30, 2014 10:20:15 GMT -5
Good morning Greg, have a change in plans (once again). Can you call me when you have time? Just got back from the USS Hornet last night. The models you sent to Tim .... WOW!!!!!!
I didn't take any photos yet, not until Tim and his crew have completed the presentations in the cases but you're going to be amazed at the results. We are in need of three more models if you are interested in keeping the assembly line going. We need another Avenger, Wildcat and SBD all representing Air Group 11 at Guadalcanal. Very simple schemes and Tim and I will supply you with several photos and such.
I missed your post or I would have called earlier. My day has been screwed up with having to get a 3/16" long piece of steel dug out of the muscle on top my left eyeball.
I have the Corsair kit here now and we can still do your four if you want but I'll definitely do the other Avenger, Wildcat and Dauntless first. It's up to you on the Hellcats and Corsair obviously. I'll give you a call tomorrow.
Just an update here, I'm holding off on the Corsair for right now. After talking to Mark this week I'm now going to build a TBM, SBD and F4F for the Hornet museum and I'll keep that progress over on the Air Group 11 thread. Once I get far enough with those then I'll come back and start on the Corsair. I'm going to have a production line set up and I'll knock out the Corsair and three other Hellcats in markings that Mark's dad flew at the same time.
Not yet, sadly. I was rolling on all of Mark's models again and then got hit with a nasty virus on the computer I make more than half my income on so I had to concentrate on that for over a week. I'm cleaned up now and was actually just planning what I'm going to tackle on the models tonight.
Alex Reynoso: I am looking for a Naval Museum that might display some of my father's WWII Navy items. I have a scaled model of a PBM-3 that he was a crew member of I believe crew #3. Thanks. email@example.com
Aug 23, 2017 16:50:27 GMT -5
Jim Broshot: Since nobody has responded in the last month and a half. The only Naval Museums I have ever been to are in Oregon: Tillamook Air Museum (housed in an old blimp hanger, used to be a Naval Air Museum but seems to have gotten away from that specialty. http:/
Oct 7, 2017 22:38:53 GMT -5
Jim Broshot: And its not a Naval Museum but an Aviation Museum and I have seen models displayed in its exhibits, the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in Mcminnville www.evergreenmuseum.org/
Oct 7, 2017 22:42:22 GMT -5
dcamp: Probably a dumb answer, but Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL?
Jan 9, 2018 12:24:30 GMT -5
michael16: Looking to contact Tom Farrell, son of WWII B-26 pilot of "Flak Bait" Lt. Jim "Boss" Farrell. I have an interesting story to share about my flight on GE corporate jet with then Capt. Jim Farrell. Please help me make contact with Tom Farrell
Sept 20, 2018 12:57:56 GMT -5
Kersh: Tillman's book "The Forgotten Fifteenth" has an account of this attack that may be of interest.
Apr 8, 2020 11:59:04 GMT -5
rupertpika151: My great uncle was on the Little Jo T-square 4 tail code #42-24611, engine 3 caught fire. The crew ditched the plane. 6 were recovered, 4 went MIA (including my great uncle), and one was captured and executed. I have the crew report.
May 11, 2020 12:42:24 GMT -5
rupertpika151: If anyone has any information or update links that would be greatly appreciated. We are hoping to have him, Joseph A. Esola recognized at Arlington in the summer/fall. Also the links on the original thread were not working, if anyone has current links?
May 11, 2020 12:43:59 GMT -5
rupertpika151: If anyone would like a copy of the report let me know. 28 pages.
May 11, 2020 12:44:41 GMT -5