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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:49 am 
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Good job - the Corsair on it looks great!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:27 pm 
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Right. Well.... I have an Avenger AV325 underway presently; a very kind soul in western Queensland gave it to me to shut me up, so I've decided to custom finish it as a partner to the Corsair Avenger!

Going to be the same blueburst as the Corsair Avenger - the wide blue Pacific, after all - with Bougainville being jungle green with Mount Bagano and a couple of the famous Australian battle sites picked out like Slaters Knoll and Porton Plantation - both of which Dad flew support flights for! Hans may well change things a little and I trust him implicitly to keep it simple, subtle and tasteful. I was thinking of 2 lines of text under the picture of the island: "Lest we forget
Bougainville 1944/45"

... picked out in smallish font. Thoughts, gang?? I don't want to over do this - the restraint shown on the Corsair Avenger had a huge payoff as I think it is magnificent!

So... come on... shoot me down if you think it warrants it! :)

Something along these lines...

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Hey.. don't these look good...

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Anyone else got their guitars up in the lounge?? Let's see 'em!! :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:20 am 
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I think it's a great idea. Looks cool especially the Island and the hat on top. :up: We must never forget the sacrifices that that generation made to keep the world free.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:28 am 
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Love your work John, did an excellent job. That Raider especially still makes me drool a little. :D :love:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:11 pm 
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Perfectionist bloody painters.... :roll:

Hee hehe hee... Hans reckoned there was a little work to be done on the body so said he'd do it.... or - if I had the time and inclination - I could!

So... being a thrifty kind of guy, I took it home and have filled - with a very, very fine filler that he gave me to use - and sanded - I went nuts and sanded down to 2000 grit - the silly thing to within an inch of it's life... it's as smooth as a gravy sandwich now!!

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I'll take it back in when I go to Maryborough on Tuesday...

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