login   |    register
P-47 Modelling
For posting photos of completed models, campaigns, and other general modeling topics.
OFFICIAL: SOSIG Campaign!
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 7,054 Posts
KitMaker Network: 557 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:09 PM UTC
And then we have an airframe!



Some time now tidying up the seams and then I will fit the canopy pieces.



Cheers, D
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 7,054 Posts
KitMaker Network: 557 Posts
Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 09:20 PM UTC
I finished tinkering with the cockpit tonight, it's ready to install and then I can get on to the main assembly.



Close up images teach me that I need to focus on cleaning up these resin items a bit closer.

Cheers, D
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 7,054 Posts
KitMaker Network: 557 Posts
Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 09:30 PM UTC
Great to see you progressing with your Razorback John, looking good!

A little progress tonight on mine, the cowl colour is shown as "Signal Yellow" which looks to have an orange tint to it, so I went to Mr Color FS13538 (US Navy Blue Angels) Yellow to start with.

First coat over the silver base still looked too bright so I threw in a drop of Orange Yellow to tone it down on the next coat.

It still looks bright under the harsh fluoro light, but to my eye it looks good so next up is the OD Anti-glare panel. I'm fully painting the cowl assembly separate from the fuselage as it has a completely different colour scheme and will save me a ton of masking this way. I might even get the nose art on and clear coated before I attach the assembly.

Cheers, D
john41492
#442
Visit this Community
Malacca, Malaysia
Member Since: July 20, 2015
entire network: 302 Posts
KitMaker Network: 2 Posts
Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 01:12 PM UTC
Hi Everyone!

Nigel, I really like your build so far! And so fast! Damian, like you I've got the base coats down.

I have been able to put some time onto this build, though I was a little thwarted due to some computer/user interface issue. Still not sure what the real solution was, but I am now able to get some pics up!



Got the base coats down. Hopefully the pace will pick up on this if I can keep my part-time job turned 2 shifts 7 days a week at bay.

We've not come up with a ribbon for this build yet. I have no skill in this area, so any help would be greatly appreciated! My first thought was something like a silhouette of a P-47 with a dot,dot,dot, dash,dash,dash, dot,dot,dot, over the top. Just an idea.

Keep up the good work!
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 7,054 Posts
KitMaker Network: 557 Posts
Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 08:25 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Reg,
Iíd just put the decals on and it was a small pool of Microsol which has disappeared now itís dry 😊



lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,238 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 07:52 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Those markings seem to have settled down beautifully Nige, looking good!

What happened on the trailing edge of the port wing, just next to the flap?

Hopefully mine will be back on the bench in the next couple of days.

Cheers, D



Hi Reg,
Iíd just put the decals on and it was a small pool of Microsol which has disappeared now itís dry 😊
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 7,054 Posts
KitMaker Network: 557 Posts
Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 10:13 AM UTC
Those markings seem to have settled down beautifully Nige, looking good!

What happened on the trailing edge of the port wing, just next to the flap?

Hopefully mine will be back on the bench in the next couple of days.

Cheers, D
lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,238 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:16 PM UTC
A bit later than I planned but I got started on decalling this tonight.


The culprit for the delay is lurking in the background.

AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 7,054 Posts
KitMaker Network: 557 Posts
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 10:21 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Quite fancy starting another one as well.



Tally Ho!

lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,238 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 01:32 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Coming along beautifully Nige. How did you fade the OD, from the jars on the bench it looks like you added some XF-4 to the OD?

Cheers, D



Thanks 😊
Yeah, XF4 in various stages with OD and white with the NG.
Got it Kleared now and Iíll do another post when the decals are on.

Quite fancy starting another one as well.
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 7,054 Posts
KitMaker Network: 557 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 10:47 AM UTC
Coming along beautifully Nige. How did you fade the OD, from the jars on the bench it looks like you added some XF-4 to the OD?

Cheers, D
forest1000
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Member Since: December 14, 2014
entire network: 59 Posts
KitMaker Network: 3 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 05:18 AM UTC
Nice work. The cockpit looks great.
lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,238 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 - 07:40 AM UTC




lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,238 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 - 06:08 AM UTC
Faded the OD


lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,238 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:35 AM UTC
Base coat of OD is on.
lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,238 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 11:00 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Nige, you're obviously enjoying the bench time lately, blasting through this build at a rate of knots!

Looking good mate.

Cheers, D



Just a determination to not be ruled 24/7 by the business and to try and do a little bench time every day Iím home.
Iíve had no work/life balance for years and itís got to change.
Hoping to get the base coat of OD on tonight or tomorrow.
Watch this space.
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 7,054 Posts
KitMaker Network: 557 Posts
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 10:52 PM UTC
Nige, you're obviously enjoying the bench time lately, blasting through this build at a rate of knots!

Looking good mate.

Cheers, D
lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,238 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 11:56 AM UTC
Topside preshaded and ready for the OD
lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,238 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 11:15 AM UTC
Underside faded and finished.
lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,238 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:30 PM UTC
Got mine primed tonight.
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 7,054 Posts
KitMaker Network: 557 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:12 PM UTC
The UltraCast resin seat was cleaned up and primed with MS1500 Grey, then shot with Alclad Airframe Aluminium.

I will give this part a shot of hairspray then Interior Green and detail paint on the belts, then do some chipping and see how it looks.

Cockpit parts were painted with Gunze H-58 Interior Green. Wheel wells and gear doors were painted with Tamiya XF-4 Yellow Green.

Detail painting then a pin wash, and assembly time.

Cheers, D

AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 7,054 Posts
KitMaker Network: 557 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 - 07:24 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I was presented with it along with a set of decals and the kit.
A free Bolt 😊



Yeah, because you would never go out and buy one for yourself now, would you ?

lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,238 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 - 11:35 AM UTC
This is how it should look when itís finished.


Yes itís the Loon cowling.
I was presented with it along with a set of decals and the kit.
A free Bolt 😊
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: June 09, 2009
entire network: 7,054 Posts
KitMaker Network: 557 Posts
Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 07:17 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Cheers fella. Iím determined to get much more leisure and bench time in this year!



I really hope that you can manage to get your wish there!


Quoted Text

The razorback is a build for the Kingscliffe Airfield Group.
The 56th were initially based there at the start of 1943 but didnít fly any missions until they moved to Horsham.
This will represent a freshly delivered P-47C prior to the white theatre markings and squadron codes being applied.
Just national markings and serial number



Sounds very interesting and unique, I don't think I've seen one built up with that set of markings.


Quoted Text

Tamiya being Tamiya once the cockpit is in place you very quickly have an airframe together.



Indeed, no mucking around to get things to fit. How did you do the "-C" cowl? Is that the Loon cowl flap set?

Cheers, D
lampie
#029
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 23, 2005
entire network: 6,238 Posts
KitMaker Network: 329 Posts
Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 11:31 AM UTC

Quoted Text

G'day Nige! Really good to see you back at the bench and posting here. Great build on the -M as well mate, love it!

Which 56th markings have you got lined up for the Razorback?

Cheers, D



Cheers fella.
Iím determined to get much more leisure and bench time in this year!

The razorback is a build for the Kingscliffe Airfield Group.
The 56th were initially based there at the start of 1943 but didnít fly any missions until they moved to Horsham.
This will represent a freshly delivered P-47C prior to the white theatre markings and squadron codes being applied.
Just national markings and serial number 😊

Tamiya being Tamiya once the cockpit is in place you very quickly have an airframe together.