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Thunderbolts are GO !! 2013 P-47 Group Build
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 08:41 AM UTC
Hope all the quiet is from everyone gluing up fuselage halves and sanding away seams! Got my cockpit finished up this morning for my Thunderbolt MkII.

I dry brushed the Interior green bits and with what info I could find quickly picked out various boxes with tamiya black and nato black. On the instrument panel I dry brushed the instrument detail with white and then filled the lenses with micro kristal klear. Painted the harness and picked out details with some silver. After drying over night it was coated in future and after setting for a few days washed with burnt umber oil paint. I then brushed it with some acryl clear flat and did some chips with a pencil. Im pretty happy with it and am now working on getting it to sit right in the fuselage


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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 09:21 AM UTC

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Hope all the quiet is from everyone gluing up fuselage halves and sanding away seams!



Methinks everything is quiet because everybody is doing other stuff ! I have airbrushed the interior green and handbrushed some semigloss black on my cockpit parts so far, nothing worth posting pics just yet.

Your office is looking great Mike, you have a steady hand to detail those parts in seventy-tooth scale !

Anybody else have progress to report ?

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:50 AM UTC

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Your office is looking great Mike, you have a steady hand to detail those parts in seventy-tooth scale !



I wish my hand was as steady as in my earlier days (dont we all!). These days Im trying to time my wobble so the paint brush intercepts the detail! Doesnt stop being fun though. Now im trying to get some other builds in a good place and spray some common colors
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 05:07 PM UTC
Is it too late to sing up for the one. I have a P-47M kit the should be on the porch in a day or two. I'm doing it with my son. It's his first big build.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 06:41 PM UTC
G'day Robert. Never too late to sign up mate, especially for a father and son build.
Great to have you on board.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 07:40 PM UTC
I hope to be posting some progress soon, but I am on the home run of getting my man cave finished and the refurbishment on the house is hotting up, with deliveries of furniture and the like almost every day; because most of it has to be returned due to damage so it seems like a never ending cycle!

I will be held up by damage to my P-47 as well, a long but narrow off cut of ply, which I was saving for I don't know what, slid down the wall and twatted the guns on the starboard wing, breaking off 3 of them!!!!!! I may be able to glue them back on or I may have to resort to brass barrels; which I thought weren't necessary
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 01:27 AM UTC
I just enlisted. I'll post the before photos as soon as it arives.

Now I'm really looking forward to this. I remember my first P-47. I wasn't much older than my son. That was the first kit I ever really took my time and painted and so on.
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 07:36 AM UTC
This time it's a bit of a slow start for me. I just finished my P-38 and beside the Jug I have another kit on the bench which shouts "Build me!". So this is how far I came until today ....



Everything fits nicely, only a bit of sanding had to be done. I guess, the kit is worth the 34 Euros I paid for it. Next step is attaching the wings and the kit is ready for some paint action. But I have 2 expos in the next 2 weekends, that means slow progress again.

Happy modelling!
Torsten
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2013 - 11:22 AM UTC
The kit arrived in the post today.


Now the fun can begin.
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2013 - 04:56 PM UTC
hey all well i got my kit in friday its a Revell P-47N in 1/48 scale will post before pic soon gonna mark it up as little meatys meat chopper Pacific theater cant wait to get started
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2013 - 09:54 AM UTC
Finally got around to making some progress on this 1:32 Hasegawa Jug. Plenty still to go though, but at least the codes and serials are painted on at long last!
Couple of bits to tidy up here and there but nothing major.







More progress sometime soon

Nige
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2013 - 10:47 AM UTC
Superb Nige, well done mate !
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2013 - 12:32 PM UTC
Hi!
Here is a photo of one of my entry's, work done so far:-

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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 09:21 AM UTC
Was busy hummin along on this build, just getting started on the paint and relized I hadnt updated in a bit. So far the fit has been excellent which has kept this build going. Detail is pretty sparse but Ive elected not to go about detailing any more and keep the momentum going instead. I do wish I had dropped the flaps though.

As you can see major assembly is done Ive only got the landing gear bombs prop and canopy and they are all in various stages of completion. Being under a budget crunch Ive elected to use paints on hand and not go about looking for color perfection. On the underside Ive used Aeromaster med sea grey. I masked the stripes then sprayed MM flat white tainted with a drop of tan. Next Ill be masking the upper surface stripes then spraying MM ANA dark earth and then the pattern in MM FS34079 dk green, probably the closest match I have on hand.


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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 02:36 PM UTC
Great progress updates everybody, it's really good to see such a variety of P-47's being built.

Mike, you're steaming along there mate, very nice work on the stripes. Masking and painting always looks so much better than decals.

Richard, it's a good feeling to get the fuse buttoned up, I always see it as a milestone in each build.

Nige, what can I say (apart from 'bout flippn time)? Mal's Masks seriously ROCK !

Torsten, super neat work as always. Great job.

Damian, you're an embarrassment, get to work.

Don't forget to check in on the Roll Call & Build Status post, first item on page 3 of this thread. I will keep it updated throughout the Group Build.

Keep the progress reports coming in.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 02:07 AM UTC
Nice progress everyone here!
Nige, I like your P-47 in English colours ....
I'm moving slow this time, but at least I'm moving. Here you can see how far I am today.

White primer is on and the cowling is painted with Revell 310 Yellow .....


Lots of masking on the underside ....


The yellow part of the cowling is masked with Parafilm ....


And just fresh from the paint shop this afternoon, the underside painted with Revell 43 Medium/Neutral Grey. More to come soon .....

Torsten
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 04:55 AM UTC
Hello? Anybody out there? Everything's so quiet on the western front ....
Some little progress for my T'bolt. OD is Vallejo 71043 and looks like chocolate ....



Hope to get something more done over the weekend ....

Happy Easter everyone!
Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 04:23 AM UTC
Hmm, looks like I'm alone in heaven .....
So, this build sees clearly the end of the assembly line. Future will come on later this evening or tommorow and then come the decals. The Bazookas will be attached when everything is done, just like the rear view mirror and the guns.


Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 08:10 AM UTC
Not totally alone Torsten, I'm here keeping an eye on things. Unfortunately no bench time for me these past couple of weeks.

Your build is coming along very nicely, as you said it can see the big hangar door at the far end of the assembly line.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 09:37 AM UTC
Is it to late to join? I have several projects to do.
Mike
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 10:19 AM UTC
Never to late to join Mike, it would be great to have you on board. What kits are you planning to build?

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 10:46 AM UTC
Both are 1/32, one will be a Hasegawa and the other will be a Trumpeter razorback.
Decals are from Zotz and Kits-World.

Mike
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 12:55 PM UTC
Excellent, really looking forward to watching your progress. Please post up as much as you can, gotta love those large scale 'Bolts.

I will add you to the Roll Call/ Build Status post at the top of page 3 of this thread, please don't forget to enlist.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2013 - 02:23 AM UTC
Gentlemen, good day. Months have gone by and there are some eye popping planes in here already!
I've just gotten the box open on my Platz 2/244 project


I want to build P-47Ns c.1949 . The kit has an "M" option that includes a tail fairing, and there are three different propellers in the kit. As I go along I'll be needing advice on how to most closely match my subject.

Phillip Fridell at ReplicaInScale has a number of posts reffering to Mass ANG's P-47s, here and here.

edit to add, at the bottom of the picture is a TB-25K radar trainer assigned to the same ANG unit which I am building in the "Anything Goes" campaign. (Although the arrival of radar training also indicates the imminent replacement of Piston powered jugs with radar equipped F-80s.) I need these P-47s to catch up so when the time comes to shoot Alclad, I can do them all at once.
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2013 - 06:47 AM UTC
Just to let you guys out there know, I just finished all decals on my "Hawkeye" (thousands of stencils .... ), now it needs another layer of Bodenglänzer (Future), which I'll do tomorrow and then comes the final satin coating. I hope to finish next week and post some pics here before I'm gone to another model expo in Regensburg next weekend. Otherwise you have to wait ....

Torsten

PS: Jonathan, I think you got it wrong - Thunderbolts are not that small ....