Tamiya 1/48 Republic P-47D of Ralph Santasier, 2Z-Q, 510FS, "Boog"

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    #1 gijive, Mar 2, 2010
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    GIJIVE
    START DATE 2 March 2010
    Tamiya Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback" on 9th USAAF landing strip somewhere in Northern France.
    Novice. First 1/48 build ever!
    Decals from Eagle Strike American Jambos

    Razorback 27496 2Z-Q 510FS "Boog" Ralph Santasier OD/grey with full D-Day stripes
    Straight from the box, aftermarket products decals and seat belts.
     

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    Nice choice, and nice kit. And welcome aboard!
     
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    Great, another P-47.... I will change the title to the correct format...
     
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    been waiting to see your work!

    Looking forward to this!
     
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    Boog and Ralph Santasiero
     

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    Very cool, gijive. Looking forward to it.
     
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    Looking forward to this one!
     
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    Yep, great choice of model and subject. This is going to be good for sure. 8)

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Great stuff mate!
     
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    Anyone got spare drop tanks and bombs they don't want so i can pile them up like in the photo?
     
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    Yiou know I bet I do I hardly use underwing stores like the clean look.I will look in the spares box over the next few days (3/9/10 to be exact) and if I have them PM you about them.Kevin
     
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    I might have 2 bombs and drop tanks...will look through spares.
     
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    Most ecellent!
     
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    The box ix open, the parts all cleaned and drying and the cockpit parts sprayed with grey primer- it's a start!

    next a coat of black before the green to show as shadow in the cockpit.
     
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    I've made a start!

    Best photo of cockpit as it comes out the box, messed up the decal instrument panel and seat belts, maybe not the best ones to try out Micro sol/set on first time around! So ended up painting the instruments, and will get a seatbelt to add to the seat.
     

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    Very nice. Looks just like the pit I did on the 404th bird I've got posted over in the "Start to Finish Build" area of the web-site.
    I notice that you've painted the Map case on the Starboard side of the cockpit brown. Pictures I've seen of actual aircraft show this either brown or the same green as the rest of the cockpit. Wonder what dictates what T-Bolt had a brown case and which had a green?
     
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    Good start, looking forward to more pics.
     
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