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P-47 Modelling: Finished!
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Another Tamiya P-47M HV*J
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Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 04:12 PM UTC
First i want to say Thank You for the help I received here on the forums. I finished this morning just before traveling with it to a local show. This is only the second kit I've finished in the last year after a fifteen year hiatus. There were some frustrating moments but I'm quite excited and happy with it. The challenges included multiple touch ups(including MM Metalizer), many applications of decal set for those thick kit decals, way too many clear coats, and a windscreen that got stepped on. I also had a run in with Testors MM Acrylic Flat, which I'll never use again.

Comments welcome.









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Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 07:46 AM UTC
It gets my vote!
Looks like a really nice clean build and I wish my second one after 15 years had looked that good!
I'd say that was a job well done
Nige
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Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 10:23 AM UTC
Thanks Nige.

I made an attempt at the old Monogram B-17 a few years back but it ended up getting scrapped. These modern engineered kits really help a lot.

My family is gifting me the "D" model for my birthday so I need to find some cool markings for the campaign.
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Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 11:11 AM UTC
Hi Jim,

Really nice work that you can be proud of! I am just starting 2 P-47 builds for the campaign and they are plane numbers 6 & 7 after a 20 year break. I still am learning and trying to improve my techniques and try new things.

With regards to MM metalizers, they are great to use but Alclad is just so much easier and i reccomend you give their range a go.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 11:23 AM UTC
G'day Jim. I'm on baord with the other guys here, it looks like a fine build to me too !!

Looking forward to seeing your future builds.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 04:29 PM UTC
Thanks Mark and Damian!


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With regards to MM metalizers, they are great to use but Alclad is just so much easier and i reccomend you give their range a go.



Actually I was thinking about trying foil. I use it to mask canopies but have never tried to cover an entire airframe with it. I've never seen Alcad in person but on the web it looks dull to me.