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Joe Hegedus

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  1. Normal practice was for untinted ZC primer to go on first, followed by a coat of tinted ZC (that would be either the salmon-colored primer made by adding iron oxide pigment, or a darker shade of green made by adding either aluminum powder or black to the ZC. According to Dana Bell, adding aluminum powder results in the "apple green" color, similar to Model Master ZC green, while adding black gives the darker "interior green" color). The reason for the tinted second coat was to allow easy visual verification by QC inspectors that the second coat was indeed applied.
  2. Actually, as a builder, I prefer original/older issues if I want to build one of those kits (as long as aftermarket decals are available). The plastic in the old kits is, to me, generally of a better quality and the moldings are crisper and tend to fit better than recent issues of the same kits. I know I'd rather build an original issue of, say, a Monogram F3F than a recent Revell reissue.
  3. So why bother to make a quoted reply if you can't answer the question that was asked?
  4. Perhaps, but the point was that providing the dimensions was pretty much useless as an answer to the question asked.
  5. which tells one exactly nothing about how much clamping force they provide (i.e. how strong they are).
  6. Consider also that the P-47's engine is almost twice as large, displacement-wise, and produces more horsepower - larger fuel consumption should be expected.
  7. There's a difference between "beat up" and "structurally unsound". The only place that airplane was likely to be headed was over the side - beyond the capability to repair on board and replacements were readily available.
  8. The Ki-61 is a nice kit, as are the J2M and N1K2.
  9. Interesting photos, but Skyraiders used a Duplex Cyclone engine (R-3350), not a Wasp of any variety. Wasps were Pratt & Whitney engines, not Curtiss-Wright.
  10. The standard theater recognition markings for the P-47 were bands on the fin and stabilizers, and the forward section of the cowl. On OD/gray airplanes the bands and cowl were supposed to be white, and on NMF airplanes they were to be black. When airplanes were delivered to the theater, they went through a central depot (Burtonwood?) that painted the recognition markings on before sending the airplanes on to the receiving units. The depot would also apply the invasion stripes per the current directive on new airplanes coming through after D-Day. So it is entirely possible that t
  11. Concur with Tony. The outboard pylons weren't able to carry that load, and loading rocket pods on the aft MER stations is 1. useless, and 2. a good way to kill yourself.
  12. One more tip; the area under the canopy, behind the seat, should be the exterior color (Olive drab on a camo airplane, or unpainted aluminum on a NMF or field camo airplane), rather than the interior color. The project is looking good!
  13. FWIW, you've got the lower ducting in backwards. The flat end meets the oil coolers and supercharger duct, the flared end goes to the front of the cowl.
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