Ira Kepford's F4U-1A - Tamiya 1/48

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  1. zaxos345

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    Hi Guys, my name is John and i come from Greece and this is my third model on the row. I have been working on this baby for about a couple of months now and there are a lot more to come.
    This is the aircraft i am building, the one with the 16 kills

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    So far i have come to this point

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    Looking great John! What's your other two birds?
     
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    My other two are a Hasegava spitfire and a P47D-1-RE (tamiya 1/48) of Steve Pisanos, a greek american who flew with USAAF dyring WWII. I wil post some pictures of this one on the finished section.
     
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    Pretty nice work. Looking forward to more.
     
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    Very nice start John, keep the photos coming!
     
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    Very Nice work there John!:D
     
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    Nice work John. I've read about Steve Pisanos in Col. James Goodson's books about the 4th Fighter Group.
     
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    #9 T Bolt, May 31, 2010
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    looking good:thumbright: You should size the pictures bigger so we can see them better. 800x600 would be good.
     
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    T Bolt if you click on them you can see them bigger, thanks, John
     
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    A little update before i close the cockpit. The instrument panel is from Aires as well as the internal detail of the canopy and windscreen which both of them have been painted inside with the cockpit color.

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    #12 T Bolt, May 31, 2010
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    Thats much better, now I can see! :oops: Looking good, Great detail :thumbright:
     
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    Pics look same to me, unless I grew tenfold!
     
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    They're working for me, but take time to load, and need to be scrolled, which is a bit irritating. Better if they can be loaded direct to the forum.
     
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    Yeah, I agree.

    John are you using a "Big Ed" detail set from Eduard?
     
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    Works good for me Guys and some nice work there John be interested in the other builds for sure.Cheers
     
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    Very nice work John.
     
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    #18 zaxos345, May 31, 2010
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    Guys thank you very much for your comments. Crimea, i am using the Aires resign cockpit set and i have added some details from the cockpit eduard set and placards. i am also going to use Aires wheel bay set, ultracast seat, flaps to be molded in up position, blade prop and spiner and wheels.
    The same photos but ready to see them

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    Hope now is easier to see, cheers John

    Here you can see my second built P47D http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/yo...-47d-1-re-tamiya-1-48-a-24943.html#post676220
     
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    Thanks John, it is more convenient for the reader. Fantastic work man.
     
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    I agree, that's pretty dam impressive!
     
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