**** DONE: 1/48 P-47M - Aircraft Nose Art GB.

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  1. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

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    #1 Crimea_River, Aug 3, 2013
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    Username: Crimea River
    First name: Andy
    Category: Judge – Non competing
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Tamiya
    Model Type: P-47M
    Aftermarket addons: Aeromaster Decals, Eduard PE (i think), not much else

    I've had this kit in the stash for some time and have decided to pull it out and give it a go. Supposed to be pretty nice out of the box so I think I'll go easy on the details. I will be modeling the P-47M-1-RE s/n 4421225 flown by Lt. Philip G. Kuhn of the 63rd FS, 56 FG in 1945.

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    Nice one Andy.
     
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    Very nice choice.
     
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    Nice choice, but I wonder about the colors...
     
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    You say you'll go easy on the details! Should be great as always, and it'll be a nice departure from a silver or green P-47.
     
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    That's a great looking subject Andy.
     
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    Just knew you would turn out something special for this build Andy.
     
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    #8 Micdrow, Aug 4, 2013
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    Found this picture, hope it helps though a little hard to look at.

    All the best
    Paul
     

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    Somewhere, I have the early 1945 T.O. for painting the 56FG P-47's "Plum" on the upper surfaces with neutral grey on lower.
    Still looking!
     
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    Paul (Micdrow) - thanks for those pics. Had the first one but not the second.

    Paul (109) - The colours of the 63rd FS in this period are pretty well documented as being a dark blue with a light blue wave pattern, though the shades are debatable. Here's a faded pic of George Bostick's rig from the same squadron:

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    #11 Micdrow, Aug 4, 2013
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    Thanks Andy,

    From the book Battle colors Vol II by Robert A Watkins
     

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    I've been reading a lot of stuff online about these colors. What a hornets nest. Reminds me of the "Lou IV" controversy awhile back!
    Charles McBath, pilot of the "Dottie Dee" had a wooden model that his crew chief made for him that was painted with the actual paint used on the real planes.
    Apparently, all that could be said of it is that the Dark blue is dark and the light blue is light.
    I am sure that however you go with it, it will be a great model!
     
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    Great choice Andy. As for colours used by the 56th FG at this time, it can be a minefield, as blues were used, along with RAF camouflage colours, although this one seems pretty well documented. I'll have a look in my 56th FG book, to see if there's anything to add.
     
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    P-47M, wasn't that the hot rod of the '47 series?
    Nice choice!
     
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    Thanks for the info guys.
     
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    Something new to learn by the look of it!
     
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    That color scheme could be considered as part of Nose Art!!!!!!!
    Three Jugs.......... can't possibly have too many jugs eh?
    Does this help for the photo???
     

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    Thanks Bill. Should help twice as much as the pic in post 8! :lol:
     
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    found this, source internet but the book source is shown in the picture

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    Hmm when can we see some progress shots :D heheehe I can't wait to see the final result with the blue on blue paint will be very cool :D
     
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