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VFS T-bolt #2404
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 03:29 AM UTC
I'm building this one OOB, so the most glaring innaccuracies will be evident.
I started with the engine and tried to correct the out of kilter cylinder problem, but went aabout it the wrong way. so gave up.
I have the #2405 kit as well and will spend more time on that one.

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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 03:36 AM UTC
Here you can see the out of whack cylinders. Thanks to Nige and Paddy, I'll be able to correct this on the next kit.

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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 03:40 AM UTC
I'm waiting an a seatbelt set from fleabay to finish up the tub.

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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 05:38 AM UTC

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Here you can see the out of whack cylinders. Thanks to Nige and Paddy, I'll be able to correct this on the next kit.





Nice start Fred.
I'm sure your going to enjoy building this!
Couple of pointers for yourself and those who follow.
With the engine, you'll find that its quite easy to remove the lug on the front part and this will make it easy for you to at least sit that so that the magnetos etc are in the right orientation. It makes the cylinder misalignment a lot less noticable.

Also, I epoxied a piece of plastic rod to the back of this to allow the prop to sit snugly. Otherwise there's nothing for the prop to loctate into.


Dry fit everything on this kit before going anywhere near the glue. It'll save you lots of head scratching as you go further into it.

I'm hoping that the Razorback will be along sooner rather than later so I can build another one of these great kits!

Have fun!!

Some insiration for you....


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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 06:54 AM UTC
10-4 Nige, I saw that correction on Paddy's build after my engine was finished. On the next kit I have all the Cammett goodies and some Zotz decals to dress it up.

I've been modeling only about 4 years. I'll be 64 on monday and that's why I stick to the large scale stuff. Aside from a 1/25 car and a pair of 1/35 jeeps I've built mustangs exclusivly, always in consideration of the pilot who flew them. Not so with this build though, I just jumped in and only a few days ago decided on which plane it will represent, and that only because I want to paint it in OD. All my planes to date have been in NMF progressing from Rub-N-Buff through BMF to kitchen foil. I considered one like 'Hairless Joe' but found the paint job too daunting.

I've been a member at LSP since I started, and found your place here a very relaxed, friendly and informative site. I suppose I burned out on the mustangs and find the P-47 a logical next step in U.S. WWII fighters.

Fred
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 02:19 AM UTC
Finished the cockpit.

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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 02:20 AM UTC
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 02:29 AM UTC
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 02:34 AM UTC
I've decided to model this one in the gear-up flying mode, so this is the fella who'll be at the controlls.

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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 02:36 AM UTC
Next time I check in the fuselage and wings should be all in one piece.
Cheers

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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 10:23 AM UTC
The invasion stripes on the upper wings were eventually painted over, but not enough so you couldn't still see them. I have to try to simulated that effect.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 10:24 AM UTC
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 10:27 AM UTC
This is how the upper wings looked in Dec. of 1944.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 10:29 AM UTC
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 10:33 AM UTC
Next time around --decals.
Cheers

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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 12:53 AM UTC
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Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2011 - 12:22 AM UTC
Ok Fred, now you're just teasing us. MORE PICTURES PLEASE !!

It's looking great, very nice job. I love the effect of the overpainted stripes, they came up very nicely indeed.

It's not often you see a large-scale bird in flight mode either, good work.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011 - 07:26 AM UTC
Freds having a few issues with his picture hosting at the moment and emailed me a few photos so,, here they are............






Nice job Fred!, and that hanging bracket works really well!

All the best,
Nige
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011 - 09:43 PM UTC
Great job Fred, your finished build looks excellent and with the wall mount that would be an imposing sight in any house in the big scale !!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 10:00 AM UTC
I can only agree with Damian. Great build! It looks awe inspiring having that checkered cowling pointed at you!

Thanks for sharing