1/48 P-47 Razorback - Tamiya Kit

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  1. dneid

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    #1 dneid, Feb 6, 2014
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    Starting on a P-47 from Tamiya. I have resin and PE parts for this as well as decals for a Gabreski razorback. Pics to come later tonight.

    So, after my experience with the resin on the Corsair, I discovered I had resin AND PE sets for this bird. So, I am going to combine them, along with any kit parts that I think are better, into one cockpit. I am hoping the cockpit becomes a model all unto itself. I found a set of early P-47 Razorback decals that included the Razorback that Gabreski flew. I know I mentioned my meeting Gabreski when I was a youngster at our Church back in the later 60s. I still remember that meeting and just how gracious he was to a youngster. I have included a wikipedia link for those who are interested.

    Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Gabreski

    The pics included are the aftermarket sets, the kit itself, and the decal set I found. I am really looking forward to this one.

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    Aftermarket Parts.JPG Decals 1.JPG Tamiya Kit 1.JPG Tamiya Kit 2.JPG
     
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    I'll be waiting...:eating:

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    You're gonna love this kit. I did this kit for a GB awhile back and it fits so well, it makes it fun.
     
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    #5 dneid, Feb 7, 2014
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    Man, the couple of dry fits I have done have left me with my jaw on the floor. I only hope I can do the kit justice.
     
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    Ok, just where do I find the ascii definitions of all the emoticons? I just gotta get that list. Do we have a bacon one yet?
     
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    I'm not.....where's the pics!





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    You can put the putty tube away for this one Dale and I'm sure you'll do it justice.
     
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    You can say that again. Extraordinary fit. You'll love it Dale.
     
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    Nice one Dale. Thinking of getting this kit to add to my P-47 line up - sometime !
     
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    Did anyone say throw the glue in and shake it....and it's done.....:D
     
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    Hey, All,
    Ok, I have started on the various PEs bits with the resin set. First pic is below. I am not sure where the "smear" is coming from in the pic. IP and side walls - part way done.JPG
     
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    Looks good. Not sure what smear you're talking about though.
     
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    Might be the noise. Curious about the map case. I've seen it mentioned as leather or metal and painted it accordingly, sometimes weathered brown or interior green as Dale has.

    Geo
     
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    Nice work.
    If you mean the slightly 'soft' look in the bottom area of the photo, it looks rather like 'flare', which is extraneous light 'bouncing' around, often caused by reflection from a light-coloured object nearby, at odds with the angle of the main light source, in this case possibly the 'Blue Tac', or, more often, an unseen mark on the lens surface (including rear element on removable lenses), generally a finger print or other source of diffusion.
     
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    #17 dneid, Feb 9, 2014
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    Andy, The smear seems to be a bloom of some kind. I think Geo has it right about the noise. Geo, I have seen several photos of that map case, both in leather and interior green. The PE was green so I left it that shade.
     
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    Hey, Guys,
    Well, I spent most of this weekend working on the cockpit tub. I used most of the resin pieces for this assembly. I did use the kit floor/forward bulkhead and the stock seat and seat mount, and the throttle quadrant. The resin seat mount broke as I was trying to get it off its injection "plate", so that put me back to using the kit mount and floorboard. I used the kit seat as I think it actually was a better piece. I really like the PE placards. Sure adds a little more to the cockpit. The IP was done with PE then brushed with a flat clear. I then picked out the instrument lenses with some gloss clear. That is damned near impossible to see in the pics. I am worried about the tilt in the rear bulkhead. I am going to try a dry fit later today to see if this a true issue. I did wind up using 5 minute epoxy to assemble the various resin bits as I was having trouble getting a real string joint with just super glue.

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