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To Complete My Set Of P-47M's
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 07:06 AM UTC
The VFS build is getting so involved that I'm in need of a side project to stop me going completely insane.
Time to complete my set of P-47 M's.
First build was a 63rd FS M, George Bostwicks UN-Z.


Followed by the 62nd FS, represented by Dave Schillings LM-S


Time for the 61st FS to step forward and be recognised.

Beginning as usual with the cockpit.
Basic painting is almost complete.


Sharp eyed viewers may pick out the non standard rudder pedals which will give away the identity of the chosen subject
One thing thats missing from the Tamiya kit is the oxygen tube, so I scratchbuilt one.


Although I've marked this as a blog it wont be an intensive one, just the major sub assemblies etc, as everyone knows how a Tamiya P-47 goes together by now

Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 10:00 AM UTC
Looking Good so far Nige, Russ is gonna be proud of this one.

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 01:19 PM UTC
Nige-

What colors did you use for your blues on Bostwick's airplane? They look really nice!

LT
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 08:46 PM UTC
Hi LT.
The blues are a mixture of Vallejo and Tamiya.
I think the formulas are in the BUILD BLOG
If not, remind me
Nige
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 01:02 AM UTC
Looking good so far Nige. This will be a stunner once painted in plum and the custom nose art decal is applied.
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 09:27 AM UTC
Got the mix formulae from your blog.

I was hoping perchance you might have FS, ANA, or BSc equivalents. I can mix to FS equivalents from FS595b using Poly Scale or Poly S paints, which I can easily obtain locally. I've never even heard of Vallejo paints, and getting Tamiya paints locally is a hit-or-miss proposition.

LT

BTW, Gabreski's D-25 and Clark's D-28 which I just finished were done primarily in Poly S acrylics.
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 09:34 AM UTC
Hi LT.
There are no FS numbers for what I used, I just collected a bunch of photos together and mixed different blues and whites until I got something that looked right to my MK1 eyeball.
Dont forget, we dont know, and probably never will know, exactly what colours were used on the 63rd FS M's.
The flip side of the coin is that nobody can tell you that youve used the wrong colours
Nige

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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2009 - 10:40 AM UTC
Cockpits done and ready to be closed up.
Eduard PE belts,(love these), scratch built rudder pedal additions and oxygen tube.

Nige
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2009 - 03:33 PM UTC
Hi Nige, "Lookin' good on those "adjustable" rudder pedals !!!!! Russ.
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2009 - 09:50 PM UTC
Aha!,,
I've been rumbled,,,the cats out of the bag
I'd better make sure I make a nice job of this now
Nige
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 - 11:52 PM UTC
Q. How does a Tamiya P-47 go together?
A. Very quickly!





A first for me is dry fitting a decal!

Nige
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 12:18 AM UTC
All together, primed, and ready for paint.


Nige
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 05:21 AM UTC
A little more progress.
The underside and leading edges have recieved a base coat of Alclad ( aluminum), and I also blew some paint at the rudder.


The preshading really shows through the Alclad, but this depends on the angle the model is viewed from. As you move it from one side to another the preshading appears and dissapears. I shall probably mist more Alclad over this base coat before I start masking off and spraying individual panels in different shades.




Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 08:20 AM UTC

..nice work Nige ....& Mr Kyler among us too !
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 11:01 AM UTC

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..nice work Nige ....& Mr Kyler among us too !



Hi Neil.
Thanks,,its coming together quite well.
And yes,the boss is watching too!
I'd better behave,
Still suffering from the 56 pints of Guinness,,cheers Russ,,LOL,
Nige
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2009 - 09:50 AM UTC
So good to be back at the bench again after a couple of months away working!
Yesterday I finished spraying different panels in various shades of Alclad on the underside and today I've got the base coat on the upper surfaces.

Next up, a bit of fading effect to break up the uniform colour and bring some life to it.
Nige
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2009 - 05:10 PM UTC
Good Lord, man! I don't check the forum for maybe two days and THIS is what happens!
As usual, mighty spiffy lookin' there, Nige! I'll post some pics of the 2 Has. razorbacks I'm working on once I dig myself out of the putty dungeon I've put myself into by also working on the Monogram B-26.

Best..
John
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2009 - 11:55 PM UTC

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Good Lord, man! I don't check the forum for maybe two days and THIS is what happens!



Hi John
Because of the nature of my work it means I'm away from home for long periods but when I AM at home I have plenty of modelling time
I'm splitting my modelling time between this and the VFS build at the moment and hoping to make some big progress on each over the next few weeks
Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 07:05 AM UTC
Nige.

Is this due to be ready for the 3rd August?

Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 09:24 AM UTC
Hi Andy.
Unfortunately its not going be finished in time for Russ's visit to Boxted.
I had given myself a "deadline" of the end of August so I can do a small display at Halesworth Museums Bank Holiday weekend and also photograph the model with Russ's dogtags which are on display there, and I'm still on track for then.
All this was before Russ announced he was coming over for a visit, and unfortunately with my touring schedule over the last few months I havent had any chance to work on HV-J.
Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 09:45 AM UTC
What date over the bank holiday weekend is the Halesworth Museum open - I haven't managed to get there yet.

Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 11:36 AM UTC

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What date over the bank holiday weekend is the Halesworth Museum open - I haven't managed to get there yet.

Andy



Hi Andy.
The museum is open every Sunday afternoon and Bank Holiday Mondays.
The August Bank Holiday Weekend ( 30/31-8-2009) is the weekend when the museum has stalls etc outside, and hopefully a flypast by Maurice Hammond in one of his Mustangs.
All weather permitting of course.
This will be the first year Ive managed to get to an August Bank Holiday at Halesworth as well!!
Nige
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 04:12 AM UTC
Paint drying on the VFS build today so its time to do some work on HV-J.
To break up the uniform black I used my usual fading technique.
Various mixtures of extremely thin "scale black" and Tamiya Neutral Grey were applied and this is the result.




It appears a lot lighter in the photos than it actually is. To the MKI eyeball it matches the effect I'm after and I'm very pleased with it.
A close up photo of HV-J for comparison purposes.

Nige
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 08:36 AM UTC
Looks like you nailed dead on the money Nige. Good to see you back at the bench and progressing well.

Paul
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 09:19 AM UTC
looks great so far Nige, just one question is the masking tape supposed to be stuck to the tail plane in a hap hazard manner or is it a trick of the eye?