Another Academy P-47 Thunderbolt 1/72 "Chief of the Sioux"

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  1. copcheck

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    #1 copcheck, Jul 2, 2011
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    Ok, I better slow down before my wife takes away my hobby LOL. This is my 3rd 1/72 P-47 from Academy and my first attempt at NMF.

    Due to my ignorance of NMF I decided to go with regular Testor's silver, but my next attempt at NMF will be done with more research first and different paint.

    The part I really battled with was how to finish it, and decided to go with Micro Satin. As with my other kits, there is no weathering or wear.

    The decals gave me some trouble, especially the Chief's head, but with some Xacto cuts and Micro Sol, I think it ended up satisfactory.

    Thank you,

    Jon
     

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    One side note that I noticed too late was that I believe the antenna should have been moved back to allow the canopy to open. I noticed this with my "Eileen" jug as well and forgot to move it again.
     
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    Using the Testers came out pretty nice!
     
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    That looks GREAT, Jon! I would never guess it was plain ol Testors silver if you hadn't said. Outstanding work!
     
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    I like it. The finish looks pretty good.
    Ed
     
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    Neat job Jon. Only thing I can see that's out a bit is the yellow prop tips are too large, engine cowling interior I think should be aluminium for the Bubbletop versions. Finish and decals are very good.

    Cheers

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    Pretty good model and painting! I guess it would appear even better, if you make some pics at daylight
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    Nice work Jon!
     
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    #9 copcheck, Jul 3, 2011
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    Thank you for the kind words everyone.

    I took some pictures outside this morning and removed the indoor ones I took last night, thanks for the suggestion Juergen.

    Peter, thank you for the feedback, I think I'll be able to modify the prop tips, but am not sure I can get to the cowling color.

    Jon
     
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    I may just give up 1/48th kits and take up 1/72 Academy kits. This really looks nice! You may say first attempt at natural metal finish, but your work says old hand. Well Done!

    P.S. Just kidding about the 1/72. I can't even SEE models that small.
     
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    I ahve found good ol' Testors silver to do a fine job of natural aluminum. Nicely done!
     
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    Nice job!
     
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    Good work!
     
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    Nice work...it looks really good!
     
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    I haven't done a NMF bird yet, and your Jug just gave me the inspiration I need. If I may make a suggestion, I have found that Floquil Old Silver makes for a very convincing shiny aluminum. I've used it for wheel wells and gear legs.

    Pete
     
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