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Thunderbolts are GO !! 2013 P-47 Group Build
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 05:56 AM GMT+7
This is what I have already started (Saturday 5/1/2013), have since added theatre markings and OD where appropriate.
Image of decal sheet as well, plan to do at least 4 of these!!
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Darren

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AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 06:43 AM GMT+7
Hi Darren, thanks for joining in mate.

You are a P-47 building MACHINE fella, you must get bulk discounts buying container loads of kits direct from Tamiya ??

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 06:12 PM GMT+7
Hi Damian

A did a quick count the other night, better then Don Bradman's average...

The production line technique works well for me, usually have many subcomponents assembled & painted already (engines, props, seats etc).

Looking forward to a more productive 2013, only finished 4 last year (2 x P47's, 1 Beaufighter, 1 Spitfire)

Thanks
Darren
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 09:08 PM GMT+7
Hello,

What is the connection between the Otaki and Arii kits? I'm building the Otaki razorback and other than the company name differences on the box everything appears to be the same right down to the color of the plastic and decals.

D
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:59 PM GMT+7
I'm in, might get one built before the campaign close
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 12:33 AM GMT+7
Hi Mark, welcome aboard mate ! I'm sure a bloke with your capabilities can manage one in the 8months allowed. As for me and Lampie, well, we will just wait and see.

BTW, I got your PM on the "other" forum about the cars, will arrange that very soon.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 02:45 PM GMT+7

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As for me and Lampie, well, we will just wait and see.



"Hanger Queens" you say?,,thank ***k for that!
OK, here's my official entry.
1:32 Hasegawa Bubbletop, started way back in March 2011, so heading rapidly towards its 2 year anniversary!



Painting masks are on order from Miracle Masks and I'll be picking them up in a couple of weeks at one of the first shows of the year.FAA Museum Yeovilton, which I've wanted to visit for a long time.
There's a build blog for this covering the progress up until now HERE

I reckon I know someone else who has a 1:32 Hanger Queen version of the same P-47?

Nige
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 04:52 PM GMT+7

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I reckon I know someone else who has a 1:32 Hanger Queen version of the same P-47?

Nige



If you mean the Revell Smithsonian kit with the resin parts from Jerry Ruttman and the Kitsworld decals being done in the "winter whitewash" scheme for the first time in recorded history, I have no idea what you are talking about, I'm sure you must be mistaken

It will be great to see your kit carry on to completion mate, and I'm sure that including the hangar queens will see a couple more dragged out of mothballs.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 07:29 AM GMT+7
BUMP and recruitment update.

1. Your truly - Academy 1/48 P-47N, possibly Kitsworld Decals
2. Lampie - Hasegawa 1/32 Bubbletop (WIP - paint starting to fade it's been on the shelf for so long !!)
3. Tinbanger - Revell 1/32 Smithsonian Edition Bubbletop (gone mad and might attempt a dual-build, without a safety net!)
4. Camogirl - Revell P-47N with Aztec decals
5. Tomcat31 - trying to confirm the origin of Camo's kit
6. Jesper - ARII 1/48 Razorback (long time Group Build junkie)
7. Holdfast - 1/32 Hasegawa (work in progress, but I want to watch him work those masks !)
8. JClapp - 1/144 Platz dual Combo kit in ANG markings
9. Grenadier37 - 1/72 Tamiya
10. Mrockhill - 1/72 Hasegawa Bubbletop in SEAC scheme
11. Wrinkledm - 1/48 Otaki Razorback just started
12. MichaelSatin - 1/32 Hasegawa Bubbletop
13. DarrenDickerson
14. Mpatman
15. Shuftie

Group Build Enlistment page HERE

Up to 15 enlisted, a couple of weeks to get prepared.

Cheers, D
warreni
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 10:52 PM GMT+7
Hmmm.. February to September.. Might be tight but I should be able to get one done I think.

Now which one to build.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 07:55 PM GMT+7
BUMP and recruitment update.

1. Aussiereg (Damian) - Academy 1/48 P-47N, possibly Kitsworld Decals
2. Lampie (Nigel) - Hasegawa 1/32 Bubbletop (WIP - paint starting to fade it's been on the shelf for so long !!)
3. Tinbanger (Richard) - Revell 1/32 Smithsonian Edition Bubbletop (gone mad and might attempt a dual-build, without a safety net!)
4. Camogirl (Sam) - Revell P-47N with Aztec decals
5. Tomcat31 (Allen) - trying to confirm the origin of Camo's kit, or possibly planning to steal it !
6. SGTJKJ (Jesper) - ARII 1/48 Razorback (long time Group Build junkie)
7. Holdfast (Mal)- 1/32 Hasegawa (work in progress, but I want to watch him work those masks !)
8. JClapp (Jonathan) - 1/144 Platz dual Combo kit in ANG markings
9. Grenadier37 - 1/72 Tamiya
10. Mrockhill (Mike) - 1/72 Hasegawa Bubbletop in SEAC scheme
11. Wrinkledm - 1/48 Otaki Razorback just started
12. MichaelSatin (Michael)- 1/32 Hasegawa Bubbletop
13. DarrenDickerson (Darren)
14. Mpatman (Mark)
15. Shuftie (Stephen)
16. BlackWidow (Torsten)
17. Warreni (Warren)
18. Vanize (Vance)
19. IronOwl (Sascha)

Group Build Enlistment page HERE

Up to 19 enlisted, a couple of weeks to go. Please feel free to post up your proposed builds here.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 06:11 AM GMT+7
Ok i've decided that Sam's kit and decals do belong to her... So as Hangar queens are allowed I'll be attempting to finish my Hasegawa 1:32 P-47 that I started a long while back and then got boxed up for when we moved house.

Here's the Build log that I started for it.
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 07:03 AM GMT+7
I'm not convinced, but I will have to defer to your decision Allen. We will let Sam claim the kit as hers for the benefit of the Group Build, and in the interest of domestic harmony.

It will be great to see the big Hase kit finished up, very nice choice.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 02:47 PM GMT+7
OK. I have a dilemma...
Which of the four Trumpeter 1/32 kits should I build?
1. P-47D Razorback,
2. P-47D Bubletop,
3. P-47D Dorsal Fin, or
4. P-47N?
I know they are all terrible kits (sarcasm) and I will not enjoy building any of them, but they are what is in the stash and must be built no matter how much it pains me..
So over to you people to help me decide.
Cheers ladies and gentlemans
Warren
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 03:05 PM GMT+7
Razorback gets my vote mate
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 03:13 PM GMT+7
Gee your up early mate!

OK, that's one for the Razorback...
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 04:15 PM GMT+7

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Gee your up early mate! ...



The joys of working in construction, had a 7am meeting but the client is running late, so what else is there to do but browse Kitmaker ?
warreni
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 04:41 PM GMT+7
Well I am out of work at the moment and I am up by 4:30 every morning.. Stoopid me!
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 08:41 AM GMT+7
Bump time, just over a week to go now, looking forward to this one getting under way.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 07:14 AM GMT+7
Progress to date on "Super Rabbit" & "Five by Five"

Five by Five - started plus and UC doors etc

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Super Rabbit
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Five by Five updated -
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Super Rabbit & Five by Five - current status
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Super Rabbit ready for decals.

Thanks
Darren

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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 07:50 AM GMT+7
Very nice work Darren, please keep posting your progress.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 03:12 PM GMT+7
Nice progress, Darren. Very nice finish to the paint job.

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 03:15 AM GMT+7
Bump time once again folks, only a few days to go until the styrene madness begins at P-47 Heaven. We are in a holding pattern at 19 enlisted, but I'm sure that we will pick up few strays along the journey.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 09:19 PM GMT+7
Counting down folks, only 12 hours or so to the start of the biggest, most exciting P-47 Group Build you will EVER see in 2013.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 03:58 PM GMT+7
Ok I have decided to build "Balls Out" a P-47D-30-RA from the 405th FG.
Might start on the cockpit today