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Trumpy 1/32 Razorback Pointers?
Kornbeef
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 08:23 AM UTC
Hi guys, my first post in the p-47 section.

Went into my local model shop for glue...came out bearing the Trumpeter 1/32 p-47D Razorback. On first look I'm really impressed but wondered if anyone had any pointers to help me make a good job of her...

I may buy Eduards cockpit set etc but am not having the gunbays open but theres a few options given and no explanation of which and what applies
The engine front gear housing for one. and which prop.

As I said I'm quite impressed with the kit as far as Ive tinkered so far. However Trumpeter have seen fit to give me one Rubber mainwheel and two tail wheels in error! Anyone UK side have a spare?

I'm looking forward to this build, I've always loved the chunky monster but would have liked a more decorative nose art, any suggestions on a good decal set guys?. This certainly is a change from the stringbags I'm used to so I'll be gleaning info here regularly probably.

Thanks
Keith


mhorina
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 09:52 AM UTC
Hi Keith,
I would suggest asembling the interior parts very carefully. Do your best to assemble them as well as you can. While I wouldn't paint them at all as the only interior parts that show are forward the motor in the cowl and the interior connection to the vents in the fuselage sides in the far rear area. The need to assemble this structure as good as possible will allow the cockpit to sit square to the sides and fore and aft and allow the fuselage sides to mate up square. Another item if you are going to close up the gunbays the parts fit sloppily and will need shims in some areas to fit good to the upper wing surface. Also watch out when you assemble the tail surfaces. The elevators have a pin that inserts into molded on circles on the rear of the fuselage halves dry fit the pins to these attachment points before cementing the tailplanes on.Tthe pins should slide in and out easily . Before cementing the tail planes on make sure the elevators move easily up and down. The seamlines will need to be cleaned up very good between the tailplanes and the elevators. Thats as far as I've gotten .Good luck with your build.
Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 09:28 PM UTC
Thanks Michael,
Like you I have no intention of painting what I cant see and will build the minimum to create the structure to support th cockpit tub adding all the bits and bobs to my spares boxes

I want to try to keep the AM parts to a minimum on this...its easy to spend far more on AM than the actual kit.

Ta

Keith
lampie
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 08:10 AM UTC
Hi Kieth.
Welcome to the P-47 SIG
Heres a few decal sheets to whet your appetite.



**note. LM-K, as with all 62nd FS P-47's never had a yellow rudder at the same time as it carried a yellow cowling**




Dont forget to post plenty of inprogress photos!
All the best
Nige
Kornbeef
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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 09:33 PM UTC
Thanks Nige,

I settled on Lifelike- WR-U Miss Behave for a scheme. Not overly colourful but loking at the other set of markings I feel a bubbletop coming on later to complement the razor back.

I ordered the bigEd set as by I had picked out what I wanted out of the individual sets it was near enough the same price.

Also the Detail and scale book and a set of Mastercaster wheels and legs...which ignorantly I got the wrong ones...another reason to buy a bubbletop I guess

So I'm awaiting the postie...but have stared work preparing the kit, cutting back details etc
Tomcat31
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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 10:50 PM UTC
So what went wrong? as you stated earlier:


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I want to try to keep the AM parts to a minimum on this...its easy to spend far more on AM than the actual kit.

But I know what you mean if I had purchased all the AM stuff that I'm using in my build of the Hasegawa kit I would have easily spent triple what the kit cost.

Thankfully the etch was given to me after being used for a review, the miracle masks being a sample and the kit was a present from Camogirl so I only paid for the cockpit set, gun barrels and the decals.
Kornbeef
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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 11:30 PM UTC
[quote]So what went wrong? as you stated earlier:

The Internet, I needed the wheels, I wanted a different scheme. once you start shopping...you know how it is?

I made the mistake of delving too deep here and seeing others work ...too much time on my hands and too little control of my card.

Shall I go on?


K