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P-47 Modelling: Finished!
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1/72 P47 photos.
Tango-India-Mike
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2009 - 03:51 AM UTC
Greetings all,

Pardon me please for being pretty much useless with computers in general, but I'm actually finding it quite difficult to navigate my way around Aeroscale. I was planning to show you some photos here of built 1/72 P47s, but clicking onto 'upload photos' (just below this message box) brings up a notice saying that this category cannot contain photographs. I don't get it!

This IS where 'finished photos' are supposed to be posted, is it not?

Likewise, I can't figure out how to post photographs into the portfolio section. I'm sure it's all very easy, but would somebody please tell me how...preferably in simple terms? I'm afraid 'computerspeak' leaves me completely cold!

Cheers!

Tim.
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2009 - 05:05 AM UTC

Tim,

go to tho the Kitmaker gallery via the 'Photos' button on your previous post. The' Upload 'button is on the right hand side of the screen. You'll then get the option to 'Browse' through the images on your PC. Once uploaded you'll get a line of code at the bottom of each uploaded pic - after clicking on it.. click on the little image icon at the end of this code to get up your HTML IMG code, which you can then copy and paste into your message, no other code required !
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2009 - 06:10 AM UTC
Oh what the hell, I decided to try it the other way...through Photobucket, though it's a nuisance because it's so slow! Why is that 'upload photos' button there anyway?


Well, at least it works this way! Hasegawa 1/72...























No doubt you'll realise that a lot of the above models (and some of the photographs too) are quite a few years old now, but of course for many years the Hasegawa kits were the best on offer for 1/72 P47s!

So much for Hasegawa...on now to Academy. In fact, if you look carefully enough, the similarities with the earlier Hasegawa kits are quite apparent...gee, I wonder how THAT happened?















Modified copies of the Hasegawa kits they may or may not be, but the Academy P47s at least were the pick of the bunch for a short while...

...and then along came the Revell kits...












When building the Revell kit, I realised that the way it's engineered makes it fairly simple to lower the flaps - which is not a realistic proposition with either the Hasegawa or Academy kits - so I did so on this model. However, something just didn't look right and it wasn't until I built another one that I figured out what went wrong...


Revell have moulded the flap hinge line in the wrong place on the underside of the wings, which resulted in the flaps being too narrow in chord when I lowered them on 'Pengie'. I wasn't fooled by it on 'Duck Butt' though!




Unfortunately this is the only photograph I have at present of the solitary P47N in the collection so far. It's from the High Planes kit...

Sadly, the High Planes kit is not generally available. It's easily the best of a very poor bunch...the Heller kit is old and crude and I wouldn't touch the more recent Italeri offering with a ten-foot stick.
At least the Heller wings are of the correct chord and I'm seriously considering mating them to an old Frog P47D fuselage...it will actually work!

As yet, I haven't got around to buying any of the Tamiya kits...but I suppose I will eventually!

Just for a bit of fun, here's a couple of ancient Revell 1/144 Jugs to finish off with...


Accurate they certainly are not, but with scratch-built pilot figures and crash-moulded canopies they really don't look so bad...or do they? I happened to see a small stock of Platz 1/144 kits over the weekend, and although they look very nice in the reviews I've seen, with a price tag of $42.00...I don't think they'll be appearing in my stash in the foreseeable future!

Cheers all,

Tim.

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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2009 - 06:18 AM UTC

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Tim,

go to tho the Kitmaker gallery via the 'Photos' button on your previous post. The' Upload 'button is on the right hand side of the screen. You'll then get the option to 'Browse' through the images on your PC. Once uploaded you'll get a line of code at the bottom of each uploaded pic - after clicking on it.. click on the little image icon at the end of this code to get up your HTML IMG code, which you can then copy and paste into your message, no other code required !



Ah...thanks for that Neil! As you can probably see by now, I've been busy doing it the other way through my Photobucket account. I'll try it using your instructions another time. Would it be the same procedure for the portfolio section?

Cheers...I'm grateful for the advice!

Tim.
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2009 - 07:37 AM UTC
Wow Tim fantastic work, When I saw Eileen in your "flying plastic" thread i was going to ask if you had any more in your collection but this post answer that.

As for the gallery personally I find it easier to use photobucket (albeit slow) than the kitmaker gallery as well.
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2009 - 09:18 AM UTC
Hi Tim.
Welcome to the P-47 SIG
Thanks for posting these outrageously good photos!
I'd love to have them as a photo feature on here.
Would it be possible to email me a short write up on what technique you use etc.
Its hard to believe that they are models!
Nige
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2009 - 10:25 AM UTC
This is pure plastic heaven. I especailly like how weathering and panel line effects are understated and look all the more realistic for it. All this in 1/72 or less goes to show you dont need to spend a fortune to get a great result. Although I guess it helps to have 20-30 years experience and a hell of a lot of talent. Do you have a film/photography background or merely an amateur interest. And I mean amateur in the best of possible sense, doing for art not for money.
Either way really enjoying your finished works but would love to see you do a build.

All the best
JP
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Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 10:56 PM UTC
.... I agree JP ...hard to believe how good these are...just shows what can be done in 72nd scale. Love the 'improved' wing racks on the Revell kits - very neat. Must drop the flaps on my next Revell Jug too....thanks for the inspiration! Tim, keep persevering with the 'aeroscale' format - its a little awkward at first but you'll get the hang of it
Tango-India-Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 11:28 PM UTC
Thanks gents...Allen, Nigel, John-Paul and Neil...and apologies for not replying sooner. My computer is suffering a haemorrhage of some sort and (amongst other annoying problems) I'm no longer getting topic reply notices...so didn't know all your comments were here.

To be honest, some of these models were built and photographed quite a long time ago and I'm almost embarrassed to show them because I can do so much better now. And, of course, they're all photographed on film, so it will be interesting to see the difference when I start playing with the new digital camera I have here.

Nigel, yes I can write up some explanatory notes to go with a feature, but as I've said, I'm having major computer problems until I can get an expert technician to fix it up for me...which right at the moment I can't afford! Hardly anything is working properly and it gets worse every day. I keep expecting that I won't be able to post anything at all into forums like this, but so far at least that is still working...though posting images is now causing the system to crash.

Maybe next week I can get someone here to sort out the problems, so until then...best regards to all!

Tim.