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#1 mynameismatt

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 02:00 PM

I'm a slow builder, but here we go.
1/32 Trumpeter P-47 Razorback kit. Keeping this one pretty basic with limited aftermarket. Using Montex masks/decals. I'll probably also pick up some aftermarket gun barrels as well.

 

Some initial impressions - The kit seems nice but way over engineered. While some builders may love the fact that Trumpeter included the entire supercharger and ductwork, I can't help but argue that it 1.) It will never be seen and 2.) Its just more parts that need to be lined up perfectly in order for the fuselage to close nicely. Originally I considered just leaving these parts out, but it's not really possible because they hold the cocpit in place within the fuselage.

 

You'll also have to bear with me as I I'll be taking photos with my cell phone. They turn out ok, not great by any means, but it is way easier and less time consuming that the dslr. Maybe this thread will give me the mojo to take better pictures.

 

The plan is to use Montex' decals and make up "Touch of Texas" flown by Capt. Charles D. Mohrle who was awarded the DFC while flying this aircraft.

 

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I'll be using the kit cockpit. It has enough detail for myself. Decals used for the instruments, then I filled the round areas with future floor wax to recreate a "glass" look. I also applied a dark brown wash and dry brushed aluminum to add some wear to the floor and seat.

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#2 Shawn M

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 03:38 PM

Im strangely drawn to the '47 but find myself not wanting to build one...will watch with interest


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 05:24 PM

Just FYI, the cockpit will stay in place using the tabs ion each side and it also sits on the spar, so you don't need to put all the duct work in to ensure a good fit.  In fact, I think it fits better without it.


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#4 mynameismatt

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 06:21 PM

Just FYI, the cockpit will stay in place using the tabs ion each side and it also sits on the spar, so you don't need to put all the duct work in to ensure a good fit.  In fact, I think it fits better without it.

 

That's GREAT news! Thanks for the heads up!



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 08:43 PM

Nice start, was looking for some 1/48 decals of the same aircraft and came upon this

 

very interesting interview and puts some personal perspective into your build, hope you don't mind me posting it

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 09:13 PM

heeey, good start, really good looking cockpit, i like it.

Anxious to see the "whole Jug" eventually!!


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 03:28 AM

Thanks for all the comments, guys. 

Here is my work so for on the radial. I don't really enjoy building radials, so I'm trying to keep the mojo flowing. You'll notice some more wiring is needed. I'm not done with it quite yet.

 

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#8 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 03:33 AM

Looks great, Matt! Reminds me that I need to redo the engine for my Corsair...

 

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 06:59 PM

Looking good Matt. The only Jug I have ever built was the Eduard in 1/48.

Really interested in how the Trumpy goes together.......

Looking forward to more.......
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Posted 06 June 2016 - 04:16 PM

Just a small update... started laying some yellow chromate. Gloss coated and then added a wash. Added the seat belts as well.

 

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 04:40 PM

Nice start and very good choice for the paint scheme !


Following the big Photobucket rip-off attempt, all my pictures on the forum cannot display anymore. I try to reupload the RFI pictures, but i'm not sure i'd have enough time and energy to reupload the pictures of the WIP threads. If you're interested in a specific subject and want me to reupload some pictures, just let me know. :) 
 
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Posted 06 June 2016 - 07:19 PM

And now on too my favorite part of modelling. Seam work and putty work.  :frantic:

 

Air ductwork on the engine nacelle.

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Top of the Fuselage. Overall not bad. Pretty sloppy putty work on my behalf!

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A little work is needed on the tailwheel area.

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On a positive note - the wing seams look pretty clean, hooray!

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 07:43 PM

Looking real good.


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I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 03:35 PM

nice work Matt, Im picking up a vintage Revell Jug.


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 04:07 PM

Love what you've done with the mill...very very nice indeed.

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