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  1. Where are you with this one mate? I'd love to see how it looks finished...
  2. Yes, I know. There is just a vecuform model, from I.D. Models that is very poor and will require tones of work to become acceptable...
  3. The scratch building in the engine area has just began. I did not want to work touching the already painted model, so I built a little cradle in the shape of the firewall. All measurements and details will be made against it and the final component will then take place on the fuselage. The engine here, comes from CMK set 4287 - Merlin Mk. 45/46 and NOT the 4363 - Baulton Paul Defiant. The reason is that the Defiant set provides half the engine and no engine bearings. It is good only if you intend to show a half open engine and not what I was afte
  4. Hi all. This is my latest WIP. The model had a lot of work externally to demonstrate a stressed metal effect. Then got all dressed up with BMF. Now I am in the painting process, but there is still a lot to be done. Note that in order to be able and better handle the model, I have not painted the firewall and the vertical fin. Next steps are the engine and the turret. Thank you :-)
  5. Yes, the subject is truely amazing. Although there are some contradictive theories for the fuselage color :-)
  6. You may find the link below rather interesting: William Dunham's Thunderbolts The decals I have used: Superscale 48-970 1/48 Scale Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback Model Airplane Decals with Nose Art
  7. Aftermarket and painted. A mix...
  8. Yes, Tamiya is much better than this one. And the fit is close to perfect!
  9. Thanks for letting me know, I hadn't noticed! Cheers, DIO
  10. Mostly OOB, and no much to say about it. This was a test build before touching the Tamiya excellent kit... Metal finish is BMF. Cheers, DIO
  11. Unfortunately it is a small scale model (1/48). I always build my models in 1/48, so I am here mostly to learn and observe :-) Cheers, DIO
  12. Beautiful built. Great painting. Clean wash. Congratulations.... I am watching you!
  13. Nice build! My answer to with or without rivets, is with. Also with stressed skin and BMF. But most probably will never finish, while your is already sitting proudly on its... wheels! Congratulations my friend!
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