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1/72 P-47D Tamiya in progress
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2008 - 03:26 AM UTC
Hi ev,
Here is what I'm working on right now, after almost giving up on the 1/48 Pro modeler P-47N. I really wanted to have some fun with a Tamiya 1/72 P-47. Easy to build almost OOB, with the exception of seat belts. Nigel, it won't be as good as a third of your P-47s I know!
Anyway here is the cockpit, how it looked like some days ago before assembly. I feel like I completely missed the green...It's a mixture of Tamiya XF-5 and yellow.

Now the fuselage halves have been joined and need to be cleaned up, seams have to be closed where needed.


Now, the K-14 sight shows that I missed a mold seam, I need to do my best to fix that. It's a trivial error: I hate it.
Mister P and Mr W would not be happy of the look of this R2800, I painted the Tamiya engine flat black and drybrushed alluminum, I probably have to insist some more and make it lighter.

I'm looking forward to you comments. I didn't count the rivets on this one (well I never do it), so be kind.
The color scheme will be most probably an olive drab one.
ric
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Posted: Monday, July 28, 2008 - 10:46 PM UTC
Looking good so far Riccardo, You can't go wrong with the Tamiya kits and I'm sure it'll be just as good as one of Niges.

Can't wait to see the next update

Cheers

Allen
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Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 06:13 AM UTC
Absolutely agree with what Allen says Ricardo!
And having seen some of your work close up I reckon it'll be a lot better than my efforts !!
Looking forward to seeing it come together, and dont worry about the rivets,,just enjoy building a model, thats what I do!
Nige
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 08:36 AM UTC
Here is small progress pic:


The `ondulations' between the neutral gray and olive drab are probably too faded, I'm not sure it's ok this way or I need to amend them., what do you think Nigel?
Also, probably my next 1/48 will be a Razorback, is it still possible to pop in in the P-47 SIG?

ric
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 09:57 PM UTC
Hi Riccardo.
It looks fine!
Layers of Klear and the matt varnish will really blend it all together nicely. Its a fabulous little kit isnt it?
The SIG is always open, and you can post photos/questions there anytime.
Im building another 1:48th Razorback at the moment.
This one will also be given away, and theres a special story behind the build which I'll share when its finished.
Maybe one day I'll make a 1:48th Razorback and get to keep it
Keep posting the pics, your T'bolts looking great!
Nige
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 10:54 PM UTC
Yes it's defnitely a great 1/72 kit, like many Tamiya ones it has almost as details as a 1/48 kit.
At the moment I redid the tail (quite rubbish in the pic) and I'm trying to find out the width of the red stripes on the tail
The chosen scheme is from a Eagle Decals sheet http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=EAG72106 It was one of the few sheets featuring a corrugated cockpit bubble top in olive drab.
I can guess the width of the tail stripe since there is a 1/48 side view of the plane, but the other views are in an odd scale and I have to convert it somehow.
back soon with, I hope, major progress.

ric

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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 11:29 PM UTC
Hi Riccardo.
Im sure I have seen photos of Wooooooooooo in my books somewhere. I'll have a look and see what I can dig up for you.
A bit of trivia for you.
4228382 was originally the very well known "Ole Cock III" flown by Donovan Smith of the 56th FG.
Nige