1/600th Model Codes for the Soccer War

I’m starting the Soccer War project today, with an initial clean up and magnet basing of the Tumbling Dice models that I already have, to be followed later on by the ones that are in the post. I’ve organised the various 1/600th scale models for both the El Salvador and Honduran air forces, with some simple visual clues and a paint job to distinguish between the different marques of fighter aircraft.

Honduras (FAH)

F4U-4 Corsair

I’ll be using the F4U4 Corsair with Rockets (ISA 261b) for these as they were mainly used for ground attack.

F4U-5N Corsair Night Fighter

These will be the unloaded F4U-4 Corsair (ISA 261) to which I plan to add tiny cannon barrels, if I can find a way to do this without them looking overscale.

T-6 Texan

This will be the standard Texan / Harvard model (ISA 180)

T-28 Trojan

This will be the standard T-28A model (ISA 842) but with a couple of machine gun pods attached.

C-47 Skytrain

Again, the standard C-47 Dakota model (ISA 270)

El Salvador

FG1-D Corsair 

They only had a few of these with home made bomb racks attached to the rocket rails, so I’ll use the Corsair with rockets model (ISA 261b)


I’ll use the standard P-51D Mustang model for these fighter bombers (ISA 283b)

F-51 Mk II Cavalier Mustang

The tip tanks were removed from the FAS Cavaliers, so I will use the P-51D with rockets (ISA 283c)for these fighter bomber COIN aircraft, to distinguish them from the other Mustangs.

C-47 Skytrain

As above (ISA 270)


These were the navalised version of the T-6 Texan, so I’ll use the same model (ISA 180)

Both sides also used a variety of light aircraft as ad hoc bombers including Cessna U-17A, T41A, 180, 185 and 170, for example. There’s no equivalent model in the Tumbling Dice range, so I may have to use the Stinson L-5 Sentinel as a stand in and cover all for these civilian planes (ISA 825). I’ve looked on Shapeways for a suitable model for these aircraft in 1/600 but there’s nothing available, so I’ll have to make do with what I’ve got. 

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