**** DONE: 1/48 P-47D "Rat-a-Dat 3" - Allied Manufactured Aircraft

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  1. ratpit

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    #1 ratpit, May 23, 2015
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    Username: Ratpit
    First name: Adam
    Category: Beginner
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Academy
    Model type: P-47D thunderbolt
    Aftermarket add-ons: Mustang P-47 cockpit set, Quickboost engine, superscale decals 48-912

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    Hi all
    I hope nobody minds a late addition to this fantastic GB. I plan to build P-47D 419562, piloted by Lt.Col. Kenneth W Gallup, 350th FS, 353 FG. Raydon, Suffolk, UK.
    Judges - I actually started building 2 weeks ago on the 10th of May, after being given the kit for my birthday, however I've had difficulty accessing the forums since the change of hosting and have only been able to access a couple of pages, after which the site crashed. I think I've solved the problem tonight by using Chrome instead of internet explorer.
    Would one of you be kind enough to drop me a PM to say if this would be allowed. I have pictures from May 10 of the unbuilt kit and also some progress shots to upload if I get the OK.
    Thanks

    Adam
     
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    I think , there is no problemo with your entry and all other judges should agree with my opinion. Please post pictures of what you have done so far and of other details of the kit etc... Just please keep the time order of the work on the model. In the way we can see the progress.
     
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    Hey Adam, hope you can make it work.That is a sharp looking ship!

    Cheers,

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    Agree with Wojtek. I'm fine with the entry but note that you only have until next Sunday to get it done.
     
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    Yep.. I have fogotten about mentioning of the deadline. Not too much time to left.
     
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    Shake a leg Adam!
     
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    Thanks Guys
    I'm OK for time - got most of this week off!
     
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    Time for some pics:
    The base kit for the build is the Academy 12222 p-47D thunderbolt special edition 'Gabreski':
    As it was on May 10

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    The Mustang cockpit parts, unfortunately got the wrong floor - or rather I'm guessing it has, as I have no internal photos of the actual aircraft. However, the tub set was a freebie!!:

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    #10 ratpit, May 24, 2015
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    Parts painted up, using Humbrol 76 and details picked out.

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    Tub added to fuselage and halves closed up:

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    Looking good, and no problem re the late entry.
     
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    not bad at all.
     
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    #17 ratpit, May 25, 2015
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    I'm using Bare Metal Foil for the aluminium:

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    After my previous Bare Metal Foil P-47 I decided to foil the fuselage before attaching the wings due to the difficulties I had last time with the curvature of the wing root. The foil is applied a bit at a time, following the panels. A piece of foil is cut about 10% larger than needed and applied to the plastic - relief cuts may be necessary to help the foil conform. The foil is then trimmed to the panel, using the panel lines as a guide:

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    The whole of the airframe is built up in the same manner. It's not necessary to cover the model one panel at a time, but changing the direction of the 'grain' of the foil will give different light reflection and therefore alter tone. Panel lines can then be depressed in to the foil with a toothpick/ cocktail-stick.

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    I also got to work on the cowling, to see if I could get the decals on OK, this would be the determiner of whether or not I continued with this particular aircraft! Two coats of Plastikote 'Sunshine Yellow' and checkers on!

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