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PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 04:41 PM UTC
Nice builds, and I'm at about same stage as John's P-47:



I should get this done in time.
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 07:47 PM UTC
Pasi, great to see your build coming together so nicely, looking good!


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D, I watched with interest on your black basing. I was curious to see how the grey would tint the overcoat. Looks like it did pretty good! Have fun with the stencils, though in the environment they were in, they did wear off rapidly. Something to consider as you go cross-eyed!



Thanks John, I'm happy with how it has turned out. Definitely a technique that I will use again. I'm not going heavy on the weathering on this build, so I'm going to apply all of the stencils, then dullcoat it and post-apply a small amount of chipping and stains.
Your second build is moving along quickly, looking good. You will be fine with the acres of NMF, just get that prep work nice and smooth.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2020 - 06:15 PM UTC
This should be the place to ask the Thunderbolt experts a question. What would a normal load out for a bomber escort mission? A 108 or 75 gallon drop tank, or even 2 or more of them?
lampie
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2020 - 07:52 AM UTC
Depends on the time frame.
75g only used around Aug-Oct 43.
108’s after that with 150s coming in around March 44.

On a mixed mission of razorbacks and bubbletops in mid 44 often the bubbletops with their larger fuel capacity had 2 x 108’s and the razorbacks had 2x150s.

All dependant on mission and range required.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2020 - 08:28 AM UTC
Well Lampie, I wish Academy had consulted with you before tooling this kit. "Eileen" is supposed to be a bubble top operating from England in fall of '44. My choices are a cylindrical (paper) tank, same shape but different mounting than their P-51 kits, I assume 108 gal, and a tear drop shaped 75 gal tank. Both are set up for center line mount (two holes) and not the pylons (V ridge).
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 04:09 AM UTC
Pasi, beautiful office. Every one here has been turning out master works.

I had enlisted awhile back and have both the Tamiya and Hasegawa 1/48 P-47 Razorbacks that were for this campaign, but life stuck its head up and I had to back out.

Started building in a big way and went through my in progress builds and noticed (3) P-47's at the bottom.

AMT (1995)
MONOGRAM (purchased on eBay several years ago painted and spent some time removing the paint.)
REVELL (same as the Monogram)





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Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 12:53 AM UTC
Hello,
Excellent work all !
Here the third and last of the serie: Gabreski's mount



Regards
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, June 12, 2020 - 02:07 AM UTC
Bob, great to see you join in here, and it will be really good to see those hangar queens tidied up and on the display shelf!

Stephane, another beautifully finished build, very nice work.

I finished the markings and stencil decals on the main assembly and gave it a shot of Aqua Clear ready for panel line wash. Red wine gave way to bourbon tonight.



I wasn't happy with the paint job on the nose, especially the cowl flaps, so I gave it a hit with the sanding pads and another run through the paint shop.





Much happier now. Decals and Aqua Gloss next.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 12:41 AM UTC
A request has been made to extend this one for a month. Sounds like a plan to me! This campaign will now end on 1 August, 2020. But that's it, so throttles to the stops, folks!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 03:27 AM UTC
Thanks Michael, foot to the floor!

A bit of work over the past two nights, undercarriage assembly and started on the pin wash.






And the nose art settled nicely after a couple of Mr Mark Softer applications.


Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 08:12 AM UTC
AussieReg invited me over here to show of my 1/144 Minicraft P47-D. So, it might not be the prettiest P47 here, but it's done. And it looks like a Thunderbolt. The fit was pretty bad, and the decals gave me a lot of trouble, but the kit is from 1997 so what can you really expect. I'm happy with the results, and I think it'll look ok on the shelf.





Jim
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2020 - 09:15 AM UTC
Damian also invited me over.

Set up the photo cube and took photos of each P-47 which should have been (3) a/c. Or so I thought, when I went to upload the photos only (2) P-47’s were present. So here are the two I have and will take more of the third later.
Still need to attach the LG doors, Prop, antenna, Pitot tube, and weathering.
Photos 1,2,3.

Republic P-47C
“Arizona Pete”
Pilot Captain Kenneth “Blacksnake” Peterson
336th. FS./4th.FG
1943

Photos 4,5,6.

Republic P-47D-5-RE
“RedRaider”
Pilot Freemont W. Miller
328th. FS/352nd. FG
1944



ARIZONA-PETE





Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2020 - 10:45 AM UTC
I found those (3) photos of the third P-47 still in my camera. So here is the third a/c.

Republic P-47C-2
“Rat Racer”
Pilot Lt. Frank McCauley
61st. FS/56th. FG
1943




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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 01:10 AM UTC
Bob, those are some nice looking Thunderbolts. Well done.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 04:54 PM UTC
I totally agree Bob, you've done some very nice work there. One question, any reason the props are left off for the photos?

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 06:04 PM UTC
Still painting the props and stretching sprue to make antenna wire. Not finished yet.

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 09:08 AM UTC
Lovely jobs all round.

Who makes the Rat Racer decals?
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:11 AM UTC
Nigel, the decals are an old set of SUPERSCALE
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:03 PM UTC
Bench time tonight accompanied by a glass or two of Kentucky's finest and a few tunes. I got the engine/cowl assembly fitted off and brushed on a good dose of Tamiya PLW. Once it has cured I will take to it with a Q-Tip and some odourless white spirits.





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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020 - 01:36 PM UTC
D, I will enjoy seeing this bird finished.

All (3) p-47's are finished now. This is the first time Ive a/b props. Boy it takes a long time. Photos tomorrow.

Bob
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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020 - 07:35 PM UTC

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All (3) p-47's are finished now. This is the first time Ive a/b props. Boy it takes a long time. Photos tomorrow. Bob



Well done getting 3 Hangar Queens out of the shed and on display Bob, looking forward to the glamour shots!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 02:42 AM UTC
An hour or so tonight armed with a Q-tip and some odourless white spirits (and the obligatory bourbon on ice) and the excess panel line wash was dealt with.





I constantly wiped in the direction of airflow, so the streaking has been deliberately left to give some more weathering effect.

Getting close to the end now, just a little bit of detail paintwork, then DullCote, and the final bits'n'pieces (blast tubes, pitot, aerial mast, lights, and the landing gear cover I just knocked off).

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 02:58 AM UTC
Thanks, I’ll have to keep an eye out for a set.
I met Frank Macauley and my A2 has Rat Racer artwork on the back.

Build 2 is almost finished but won’t be done in time for the month end I’m afraid.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 05:54 PM UTC
A month to go and now I have one big problem to solve. The wings and elevators are all butt joints to the fuselage. Any hints on how to get a strong durable joint?
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 09:41 PM UTC

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A month to go and now I have one big problem to solve. The wings and elevators are all butt joints to the fuselage. Any hints on how to get a strong durable joint?



If it's a large flat area with an even flush fit, I would go with your normal styrene cement and just prop it in place to fully cure. In 1/72 the join should be solid enough. If you're really concerned, drill and pin.

Nige, we have a 1 month extension, July 31 finish date now.

Cheers, D