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Tamiyas 1:72 P47 Razorback Build Thread
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 03:58 AM UTC
Hi all.
This will be my build thread for my Tamiya P47 Razorback.
Im building this for the "Down Low" Campaign on Aeroscale.
I hope it'll turn out even better that my last P47.
All good so far, and an improvement on my last P47 cockpit so a good start.
Heres the partially assembled cockpit with a cotton bud to show how small it is.

And the finished office.

And thats all your going to see for a while as Im off on tour again until the second week in May.
Just when I was getting back into the swing of things
Nige
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007 - 12:01 AM UTC
how the heck did you paint that? especially the dials!
you've got some fantastic detail work done there nigel,
any chance of a feature?
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007 - 04:10 AM UTC
Hi Phil.
Bit of dry brushing,,a wash here and there,,LOL
Actually,,the detail is so good on these Tamiya P47's that half the job is done for you already I find.
Seriously though,,I painted the base colour Humbrol 117,then all the detail was done with a oooo brush over 3 or 4 nights.I washed the cockpit with a burnt umber water based mix and then did some dry brushing in various greens and grey/silver.
For the instrument panel. I first painted it white and when it was dry painted it black and wiped off the paint while still wet leaving the dials standing out. I then dry brushed that and added the kit decal over the top.Then I painted the red switches.
I think it needs a very thin wash now its all together to blend in the seatbelt decal and also to bring out the detail where the bits join together.
All this will have to wait til May though
Nige
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007 - 04:40 AM UTC
thats interesting reading nigel, getting interior detail looking right is probably the weakest part of my modelling game. on the subject of the dials, if they have raised detail paintable detail, how do decals work with that? is it simply the clock faces on tranparent film? it does look the buisiness though.
i've got a 1/72 tamiya corsair somewhere in my stash that might be a relaxing break after all the recent airfix builds i've been doing!
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 04:20 PM UTC

Back off tour for a while now and the Jug is full speed ahead! The fusalage and wings are together and its really starting to look the business.

Nige
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 05:15 PM UTC
Welcome back to the world!!

Andy
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 02:29 PM UTC

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Welcome back to the world!!

Andy



Feels good!!!

Nige
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 11:10 PM UTC
the boys are back in town!
judging by the progress on that jug, you've come back with a vengence!
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 12:10 AM UTC
Hi Phil.
Im plodding along slowly with it but as you can imagine after being away for 2 months and only having spent about 3 weeks in my house in total theres loads to occupy my time right now. Ive also got another tour lined up for later this month and June so its all go.
P47 is now at the primer stage and it'll soon be time to decide on its final decal scheme
Nige
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 04:05 AM UTC
i know what you're saying! i've been busy with work and have hardley touched any models myself, plus theres a family wedding in august so our house needs re-decorating (according to maggy!) cos we're having relatives from scotland staying at ours, but i've started the first tentative steps to turning the loft into a model room (i'm laying a floor down up there) which is some diy i don't mind! its already got the nickname of "rats nest" from my other half
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 07:53 PM UTC
Cool!
You can use your expertise at flooring lofts to do the same to mine mate,,lol
Nige
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 12:19 AM UTC
i dunno nigel, i went to the frank spencer school of home improvement!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 12:30 PM UTC
Time for a progress report.
Preshading complete and the Jug is ready for the real painting to begin. Ive used an Eduard canopy mask for the first time on this and found it really easy to use and an excellent fit.

The engine is almost finished and Im working on the various bits and pieces as I go along.
Nige
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 05:24 AM UTC
More progress on my Razorback.
The underside is sprayed and I hope to get the olive drab areas sprayed tomorrow.Ive tried a new (to me) technique of misting on progressively lighter shades of the base colour to achieve a faded and worn look.
I think its working out ok for a first attempt.

Nige
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2007 - 02:24 AM UTC
Upper surfaces given the same treatment.

Nige
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2007 - 11:49 PM UTC
Quick update.
The model has been Kleared and Ive just finished painting on the white stripes and the Duck Egg Green cowling.

I think painting the stripes on looks so much better than using decals,and its quite easy to do.
Cant wait to get some decals on this,its turning out really well so far.
Nige
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 11:43 PM UTC
Most of the decals are now applied.It was certainly a nervous few minutes applying the pin up decal!
Ive still got some stencil decals to apply and Ive dry fitted the undercarriage to make handling a bit easier while I do this. The prop isnt the one it will carry when finished,,its the prop from my other P47 that I dry fitted just to see what my Razorback will look like when its all done.

Nige
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 11:47 PM UTC
Looking awsome Nige, well done mate
Mal
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2007 - 02:16 PM UTC
Another couple of days free this past weekend and Im a bit closer to finishing my P47.
Oil washes are done, and for the first time theyve worked really well on this. the prop,rocket tubes and bombs are in the process of being painted and weathered.
All thats left on the main airframe is a misting of "smoke" to post shade the panel lines and tone the decals down a bit further and the some matt varnish.I hope to finish it next weekend sometime, and then I can try my new light tent out
On the bombs I tried to replicate the cast look of them by mixing up a paste with liquid glue and filler,and its worked out really well.

Nige
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2007 - 09:25 AM UTC
All finished.









Nige
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Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 07:37 AM UTC
Excellent Nige. I really do like the weathering on this.
Now it just needs a base. Verlinden do the PSP plating which would look good for this.
Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 05:49 AM UTC
Excellent job Nige
We'll make a modeller of you yet

Mal
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 03:03 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments guys


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One day Mal,,,,,,one day,,,
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2007 - 03:16 AM UTC
Nige, you know that I'm only joking You are well ahead of the game and each model you do raises the bar Really well done mate.

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