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le_steph40
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 10:09 AM UTC
Hello,

"Lucky" finished




Gabreski's mount almost done...
le_steph40
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 02:22 AM UTC
Excellent work here !!!
Johnson's mount is done ! Photos soon.
Regards
Stéph
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 02:27 AM UTC
My first attempt at the "black basing" technique, random grey primer squiggles over the black primer, then gently build up the top coat opacity using the base to create tonal variations.

Squiggles are on, top coat to follow soon!




Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 08:29 AM UTC
I read the entire thread and every photo was impressive.

Everyone: Great job on those beautiful P-47's.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 07:00 AM UTC
Made some progress over the weekend

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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 03:24 AM UTC
@Damian - Ribbon looks perfect for me!

I started the glueing and painting last night


I'm really impressed by the fine builds which are in the making here
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 12:09 AM UTC
Damian,

I like it!

Stephane,

Very nice job!!

Mark,

Keep at it!
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2020 - 12:00 AM UTC
These things always look awesome and evil in black!



Hopefully I can get an hour or two this weekend to get the grey mottling done then the OD and NG top coats.

Steph, your builds are moving along beautifully, those decals look to have laid down very nicely.

Mark, I've got every confidence in you mate, you will get this one together!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 05:46 PM UTC
Neat ribbon, kinda captures the whole flavor of the event.
This MPM kit is making me go OLD school. All but joints and no locators, so I had to add some. It's a vac canopy, never done one of them before either. Hope I can hold it together to the end.

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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 04:10 PM UTC

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I don't want to sound like a broken record, but we've still not come up with a ribbon!

John



How about this?


And in actual ribbon size


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le_steph40
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 09:02 PM UTC
Hello,

Decals done
Johnson's



Gabreski's



regards
le_steph40
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 09:13 PM UTC
Hello,

Thank you for the comment John.
Next step: paint !


To be continued...
Regards
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 05:28 PM UTC
Hi All!

Great to see so much going on here!

Peter, it'll be interesting to see what you do with the Italeri kit. David, always a great choice! Stephan and Stephen, both of your builds are progressing nicely. Stephan, I did a similar gunsight config on a Monogram build a couple of years ago, yours is much better!

D, you're right! These Tamiya kits are just a modeling gem. Ease of build, accurate and solid/clean. I can't say enough good about them!

That said, the builder on the other hand is fallible!

I've been going through a building frenzy during the current world situation. I think many are, when this happens to me, I sometimes forget my place on the kit I'm doing. I finished up the cockpit for "Rat Racer", and within 2 hours I had a very complete airframe! Yay! Only afterwards while painting some other kit parts did I notice a tree that didn't belong. Further investigation found that I totally didn't put the rudder peddles into my bird! Trying to undo this oops si doodle has taken way more than 2 hours! Despite my best efforts to get the part to go where it's supposed to, once closed up, it won't happen. I ended up cutting the guide circles off, and then fishing the whole thing into a sort of place. Good thing it's deep inside, and my audience isn't going to be looking that far!

Despite the silliness on my part, it remains a fabulous kit! I also wish to thank Pasi for the cool vid on assembly of a P-47 out of the box! What a tribute to the effort, must see!





Next up will be masking and putting the windscreen on, and the navigation lights!

D, thanks for the repost of the "Ramrod to Emden" vid. Lot's of good footage in it, though from various other sources. Still nice to re-visit. I did notice that "Rat Racer" had its red outlines painted over, crudely.

A cool effect for a modeler to replicate, not this one, but for someone. I'll be going with the red outlines as I like them, and they are most certainly different.

Keep up the great work going on here! I'm really loving it!

I don't want to sound like a broken record, but we've still not come up with a ribbon!

John
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Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 02:26 PM UTC

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Hey D

I am going to be using Robert Blackburn's Chow Hound.



Moving along nicely Stephen, these Tamiya P-47 kits really are a dream to build!

I always like to do a bit of background on the various builds in these threads, and found a couple of images of Chow Hound.



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Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 01:40 PM UTC
Progress so far on my P-47

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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2020 - 03:07 PM UTC

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Stephen, great to see you joining in here mate! Looking forward to following your build. Which scheme are you planning to go with?

Cheers, D



Hey D

I am going to be using Robert Blackburn's Chow Hound.
le_steph40
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020 - 09:00 PM UTC
Hello,
Here is the continuation
I made my own copy of a stab, elevator and rudder resin set.



Regards
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 02:14 PM UTC
Great to see your builds here Steph, thanks for joining in!

Don't forget to Enlist, just go to the Campaign Page and hit the "ENLIST" button in the Participants box on the RHS.

Cheers, D
le_steph40
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 11:33 PM UTC
Hello,
Let me join you and show you my 3 models in progress started at the end of last year. I finished Christensen's mount yesterday (can be seen in P-47 Modelling), I am now working on the others 2: Johnson and Gabreski's ones.
I added an Aires cockpit set in the Christensen and Gabreski builds and a True Details in the Johnson build.
The 3 cockpits, maybe Johnson's cockpit should have been ZCY instead of DDG...?

One of the Aires cockpit sets

And the gunsight for Johson's cockpit.


I noticed that the little gunsight in the left of the British Mk.II is not visible on the Christensen's aircraft and sometimes visible or not on the Gabreski's aircraft. I decided not to add on the Gabreski's mount...
Other photos soon, regards
Stéph.
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 01:03 PM UTC
Stephen, great to see you joining in here mate! Looking forward to following your build. Which scheme are you planning to go with?

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 12:09 AM UTC
Getting in on my P-47D



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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 01:57 PM UTC
Great to see you jump in as well Peter, good luck with the build! I haven't seen the Italeri kit built up, looking forward to following your progress.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 07:47 AM UTC
Hi there,
I found a suitable kit in my stash, it's Italeri's P-47N !


I keep my fingers crossed to finish in time...
Cheers
Peter
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Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 10:44 AM UTC
Great finished build Nige, and a unique scheme as well! It didn't even occur to me that the 16330 "OOB" would later become such a famous aircraft, even though it was the last P-47 I built and posted it on page 1 of this thread!

Smashing through the second build now as well. I saw on FB that you had a couple of schemes under consideration, have you firmed up an option yet?

David, great to see you here as well, looking forward to your Jug taking shape.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 10:15 AM UTC
My entry, for the group build. I forgot to post.