Almost threw this in the trash... P-47D

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  1. plheure2

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    Greetings, folks:

    Here are some pics of my almost completed Hasegawa 1/72 scale P-47D razorback. The decals are a combination of the kit's and ones from the Academy kit of the same scale. Word of warning: don't use the Academy decals unless you have something like CHAMP or Mr. Mark Softer, as they don't snuggle.... at all.

    Anyway, hope you like the build. It's a pretty decent kit....:)
     

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    Nice job but why did you almost chuck it? Also, if you don't mind me asking, is the canopy masked?
     
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    I can see why you wanted to chuck this one in the trash:rolleyes: NOT!

    Nice looking bird.
     
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    Hi Crimea_River:

    I nearly threw it away because a) I didn't like my paint job; b) I just about melted my prop into a blob while holding it to a floodlight to dry the glue, after breaking the mount. Luckily, a friend came to my rescue with another prop, which I have yet to paint up. Yes, the canopy is masked with Scotch tape. It has since been removed. More pics when finished.... may take me a week, as life gets in the way..... you know how it is.:lol:
     
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    Thanks for the sentiments, DirkPitt289!
     
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    Sure do, man. Unfortunately I was born handsome rather than rich so I need to work for a living. Job gets in the way of my hobby.

    Anyway, glad you didn't toss it. It's a fine project and you should be proud. Looking forward to the finished shots.
     
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    Good thing that you didn't toss it in the bin mate, looks good! :thumbright:
     
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    Nice machine, glad it didn't get canned
    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Agree with all.
     
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    Greetings gents:

    This morning before work, I airbrushed Reefer White on my replacement prop, followed by brush painting the prop boss in Testor's Red (the little bottle). Then I woked 10 hours OT. But the prop is getting there.... plane close to finished.
     
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    Greetings, Gents:

    Col. Robert Besseler's late 1944 mount, "Big Stud", the P-47D Razorback, is complete. The new prop is painted and on. Hope you enjoy the pics.
     

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    Here's more.....
     

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    It looks great
    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Good work Pete!
     
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    Only what is not good are the pictures (blurred), everything else looks very good.

    Very nice Thunderbolt!

    Best regards
     
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    Great work mate!
     
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    Here's a couple of shots of my P47, I'm trying to improve my camera work on extreme close up shots of my different kits, when I get that figured out I would like to submit step-by-step builds, I have a few kits on the go right now
     

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    Now we have blur and humungous size! :) Its a good looking model all the same. Nice work!
     
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