Academy P-47D Thunderbolt "Razor-Back" 1/72

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  1. copcheck

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    Well here is my second Jug flown by Lt. A.H. Rainbow, 391st FS/366th FG. I still have a long way to go with detail and quality but am determined to start doing some weathering.

    Funny thing is before I built these 2 Jugs, I would say my favorite plane of WWII was a toss up between a P-51 and a F4-U, now it's hands down the P-47.

    I have one more 1/72 on the bench, the NMF bubbletop "Chief", but I'm eventually going to get the guts to get a 1/48 on there.

    Critics welcome!
     

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    Thunderbolts and fishing. God bless them both.
     
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    The first several pics look great. The last one however looks like you are using the wrong tippet :evil4:

    Seriously great work and I'm jealous of the fly fishing shot!
     
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    6lb tippet for the Pere Marquette river, in Northern Michigan. Nothing like fishing for steelhead in the middle of Winter. I think I saw 5 deer walk by that day as well.

    Thank you for the compliments on the kit.
     
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    Knee deep in water in Michigan in winter? Dedication. The T-Bolt looks great. Always loved the razorback variant. Well Done!
     
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    I've always liked the tbolt myself big and beefy and nice paint job but the decals look like they did not want to cooperate.
     
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    Tim, you are correct, the decals were tricky and I'm not fond of the way the white stripes turned out; I should have painted them. I put a coat of Future on before the decals and dull coat after.
     
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    That looks great, Jon! I'm surprised the decals silvered like that after you put them on over the coat of Future. The plane looks great, though! Very nice job!
     
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    Thanks Andy!

    I was surprised about the decals as well. Although this canopy doesn't look very good, I still love that trick you PM'd me about and how to make them cleaner.

    Jon
     
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    Nice work, looks good. Fishing? Looks like my street on an average day with our bl**dy weather !!
     
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    Hi Jon:

    Jon:
    Your razorback Jug came out looking t**s!! If I may add a word: Is that gray that I see on your bombs? Shouldn't they be bronze green, or Testor's Olive Drab in the square bottle? Also, I found a quick and dirty way to paint yellow stripes on bombs. Take your bombs, chuck them gently in your cord drill, take a 00 brush dipped in flat yellow, and while the bomb is spinning, carefully hold the brush to the proper area where you want your yellow paint to go. Voila! Perfect bomb stripes every time. OTTH

    Best regards,
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    Love the Razor! Looking good!
     
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    Pete,

    Wow, how did I miss that LOL? Thanks for the compliment, tip about the stripes, and the bombs. I'll change the color of those bombs right away.

    Jon
     
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    Jon , the Jug looks very nice. The effect of the decal silvering might have been caused by applying of too thin layer of the Future liquid. As a result the surface under decals wasn't smooth enough.
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    The Thunderbolt looks good but the detail on the fisherman is out of this world. SWEET!!!
     
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