Academy P-47D Thunderbolt "Razor-Back"

Discussion in 'Painting Questions, Tutorials and Guidebooks' started by copcheck, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. copcheck

    copcheck Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Clinton Township, MI
    I'm sure the best answer to my question is, personal preference, but I'm hoping for some help.

    I just picked up this kit and 2 options for decals and paint scheme and I would like some feedback on which one is more accurate.

    1. Lt Cecil O. Dean, 317th FS/325h FG Spring 1944 Foggia Italy

    or

    2. Lt A.H. Rainbow, 391st FS/366th FG Late 1944, France

    Thanks

    Jon
     
  2. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,182
    Likes Received:
    848
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Not an expert on P-47's but you should look for images of your subjects and compare with your decals and instructions...google is your friend! :)

    ...and post up pics of your stuff too, someone may have a lead...
     
  3. copcheck

    copcheck Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Clinton Township, MI

    My apologies if my post left some feeling I was being a bit lazy, in fact I did look up pictures, but worded my post poorly. What I meant was if one scheme is preferred over the other. Since that post I have decided to go with the plane flown by Lt A.H. Rainbow.

    In addition I decided to pick up another P-47 to work on at the same time; the "Chief" bubbletop version. One question about it though, since it is silver should I gloss or dull coat it?

    Thank you and again, my apologies.

    Jon
     
  4. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,182
    Likes Received:
    848
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Nah, don't worry about it misinterpreted your post.....Gloss or dull coat.....really depends on the effect you are looking for and paint type and just what finish the particular silver you use actually gives you. seen some really good finishes that vary from glossy or shiny to weathered and worn. Again reference pics especially any in colour should be helpful.
    I tsometimes comes down to your taste and preference on the finish.

    Google P-47 NMF (Natural Metal Finish) and check images you will find all sorts of options...:)
     
  5. copcheck

    copcheck Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Clinton Township, MI
    Wow did I open a can of worms with this NMF P-47. On your advise I did some "googling" and it seems to me thus far that there is no right or wrong answer with regard to dull or gloss for NMF.

    I think I'm going to dull coat it and see what that does, however I will say that I am more interested now than ever to do more NMF birds.

    Thank you very much!

    Jon
     
  6. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,691
    Likes Received:
    1,418
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Depending on the paints used, I'd shy away from a dull coat on a metallic finish, as it can react with the paint and give a 'speckled' effect, where the metallic particles show up. Probably better to leave the paint 'raw', and use different tones to achieve a varied effect. Have a look at the Bare Metal Finish guise I posted, I think on Page 6 of the painting questions threads, it might give you some ideas.
     
  7. copcheck

    copcheck Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Clinton Township, MI
    Thanks, I will do that as well.

    The P-47 I am building though has olive drab on the top of the cowling and the top of the fuselage. I suspect that should be dull though? Am I wrong?

    Thanks again,

    Jon
     
  8. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,691
    Likes Received:
    1,418
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Yes, the OD painted areas would be matt normally.
     
Loading...

Share This Page