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  1. How about Rizlas (cigarette papers)? Easy to handle and attach, plus they look appropriately in scale. Spray it red (or blue), trim off only the gummed edge and Robert's your father's brother.
  2. They needed some new snowblowers. https://tacairnet.com/2016/04/08/in-soviet-russia-airplane-engine-de-ices-you/
  3. They did indeed, here it is. Note the passenger hunched up behind the pilot. Here's another NMF -F, including victory markings!
  4. ...will not be in manscale, sadly. I'm still gonna buy it, though! https://www.tamiya.com/english/info/aircraft_preview/index.htm Who knows, maybe there's still hope for the ultimate P-47 in 1/32?? PS - not sure if this topic belongs in this forum, seeing as it's a 1/48 kit, mods please feel free to move it somewhere more appropriate.
  5. Superlative F4U! Curious to know which wash you used to make the rivets pop silver like that, looks far more realistic than your run-of-the-mill black/brown washes.
  6. How much yogurt can one man eat?? Mind fully boggled, chapeau Fozzy!
  7. Hey @Gazzas This video by Doogs from his Black Basing 201 series might help:
  8. I just re-read this whole thread and it's hard to verbalize just how superlative this whole build is, from start to finish. A Herculean engineering, research and fabrication challenge on so many different levels, requiring not just outstanding craftsmanship but preternatural amounts of perseverance and focus. Again, chapeau to you, Jay. You didn't just knock this outta the park, you knocked it clear across the state line!
  9. amazing video, crispy HD is CRISP, look at all the tonal differences going on. no wonder late-war RLM colors are such a can of worms... thanks for posting, rafju!
  10. Hey Harold, any chance you'd be interested in creating the correct GE distributor/magneto/prop governor engine set-up for the Hasegawa P-47-D kits after the -N prop? I'm sure there are lots of folks who have the kit and don't want to invest in a full resin upgrade to fix the totally incorrect parts provided in the -D kit (Hasegawa's -M kit has the correct "turtleback" GE parts for a B-series engine, albeit the wrong gear reduction housing), enough of us to make it worth your while. Cheers, keep up the good work!
  11. I really like the Hasegawa D kit, but it drives me a little crazy how wrong the distributors/magnetos are for that production block, not to mention the prop governor and gear reduction case. One can always spring for the Vector engine but it's pretty pricey and a bit of detail overkill unless you want to open up the cowling panels, in my opinion. Considering it's nigh on impossible getting my mitts on the Hasegawa M kit these days (which apparently have the correct B-series engine, although I've never actually seen it IRL) I'd be in for at least 3-4 sets if you make this happen, Harold. Does anyone know if Hasegawa have discontinued the M kit? Or even if it'd be possible to order M overtrees/sprues with the correct parts from Hasegawa to make a B-series engine for the D kit? Still got fingers & toes crossed for that new manscale Jug from Tamiya-San next month in Shizuoka, though!
  12. FASCINATING video of the Memphis Belle and its recent restoration, with gobs of period color footage of her in combat and also on the war bond tour shortly after completing 25 missions. Apparently William Wyler shot 11 hours of footage and only used 40 minutes of it to make his 1944 documentary, surplus footy which the staff the National Museum has access to. So many interesting little facts that rarely come to light about the plane, the crew, the markings, the color scheme, thought it was worth a share. Enjoy, cuz I sure did!
  13. You nailed the correct blue overspray on the propeller cuffs, whole bird looks spectacular, big ups Milo!
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