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Battle Baby
russamotto
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 12:03 PM UTC
This is the Tamiya P-47M kit built as the -D RA 28. It's the first Thunderbolt I have actually finished, almost. Still need to add the bombs and antenna. Decals are Areomaster. Stencils are incomplete as I only had what was available from the kit. I had only the illustration with the decals as the reference for the markings. Paints are Tamiya rattlecan colors, Flat aluminum, USAAF olive drab and Nato black.







Any feedback would be helpful. I'll keep trying and learning.
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 04:29 PM UTC
Very nice job Russ, a great looking Jug ! What scale is it ?

My only suggestion would be to give it a light wash with black to pick out the panel lines and rivets. Apart from that, a big thumbs up from me.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 04:42 PM UTC
A great job on the Jug Russ! Wow, rattlecans too! I used 'em for years before switching to airbrushing about 14 years back, you did a very fine job on this one indeed. Russell
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 03:24 AM UTC
Russ,

Nice clean build for a fine looking Jug. Coincidentally I just used some Tamiya rattlecan on the one I'm doing for the 'pin-up' GB.

Fred
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 05:00 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments. Damian, it's 1/48. I want to do a wash but an afraid that my heavy handed armor style approach would ruin the kit. I'll have to do it carefully and lightly.