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Hasegawa's 1:32 P47D  "Slick Chick" 368FG/395FS.  Slick Chick will be OOB with exception of belts/wheels/blast tubes and some scratch built M10 bazookas.

 

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I started this as a Jug double build last March 2013.  Slick Chick took a back seat to the Russian Jug (WIP and Finished) as I wanted to figure out the M10 Bazooka build.  Just was not happy with the bazookas I raided from my Trumpy P47N.  I have found a build solution for the M10's so here we go.  Some images will look familiar for the Double Jug thread, enjoy catching up and new updates.

 

Aftermarket items include:

Eduard Belts for Slick Chick

Barracuda Wheel set

Hasegawa brass Blast Tubes

Kits World decals for Slick Chick

 

 

I put "Slick Chick" in the bin to work on the Revell Bf109G6 late August.

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Now she's on the prowl and is looking for a party.

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Follow these threads and catch up on "Slick Chick" WIP.

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General fit seems pretty good with no issues projected on seams, wing roots...however

 

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ENGINE MOUNTS

 

During test fit a glaring issue was the poor fit of the cowling.  Basically it is the complete engine/cowling fitting on the fuselage mount.

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off by about 1mm

 

THE PIT

 

Pit is OOB with exception of Eduard PE Belts.  Multiple passes of setting solution needed to get the IP decal to settle.

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FIXING HIDEOUS

 

Replacing the really thick hideous gunsight..

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Cut from 0.13mm clear styrene, scored then folded.

 

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Color me happy.  Paint crash pad and all done.  Need to reset the control stick...it's backwards. 

Edited by Rick K

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THE DOCTOR IS IN

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carefully removing the engine mount after fuselage is glued and cured, the one piece canopy (I'm using the two piece option for both final builds) is very handy to protect the pit during surgery...

 

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using 1.6mm styrene angle 3 pieces are cut and glued, port and starboard sides are easy to position however, the critical bottom piece is dropped 1mm.

 

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initial test fit (with complete engine parts) shows an acceptable fit...

 

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a final test fit of engine mount then...

 

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add a .05mm styrene card placed to recapture space lost from the "saw off" and give the repositioned engine mount some glue area...

 

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engine mount positioned and glued...

 

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styrene card shows "saw off" recovery...

 

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and the final fit is good...

 

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ORDINANCE PLEASE

 

Taking the kit supplied bombs and giving them the Eduard PE Treatment.  Will also mount bazookas borrowed from my Trumpy P47N.

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500lb GP bomb.  Right - out of box kit bomb.  Left - PE (brass) fins and front/rear fuse added, also painted with Mr Surfacer 500 then stippled with short brush for texture...

 

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Fuse detail.  Left - brass PE fuse added, Right - bomb is kit Out Of Box...

 

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Rear view with new fins and fuse, the fin is one piece folded over a dozen times...

 

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Detail is much improved...

 

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Textured surface (left bomb) will show up better when painted.

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MORE BOMBS

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Bombs for "Slick Chick" painted OD.  Texture is hard to see in this pic, but I am happy with results.  Yeah, more dust!  Not sure if yellow ID stripes will be added. 

 

BAZOOKAS

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The bazookas are from a Trumpy P47N.  Using flat lead wire (UMM-USA FLW103 Flat Lead Wires 1.0 X 0.3mm) and rivet tool I enhanced the detail on the tubes.  The difference is markable.

 

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The painted bazooka (black then OD) shows good detail otherwise lost.

 

After taking a long look at these I just was not happy.  The lead wire certainly enhanced the M10 Bazookas.  However, a closer look these were just a solid piece of plastic in the shape of tubes.

 

After seeing the beautiful efforts by alaninaustria on his M10 Bazookas I am inspired to scratch build the M10 bazookas.  Starting styrene tube 4.8mm dia I cut 6 tubes to size and glued with Tamiya Thin Cement. 

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With a Dremel shaping bit I carefully thinned the walls of each tube.

 

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The set on the left had the walls thinned while the set on the right is on deck for some thin wall treatment.

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A classic "Rick" build! I am thankful for your hint on how to correct the engine mount on a Hasegawa P-47. I also owe you due respect for your way to get the bombs some structure by stippling them with Gunze Surfacer! Did so on my ZM Skyraider build and love it!

 

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(Some of the decals still are wet)

Great WIP on your Slick Chick, Rick!

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Guest Peterpools

Simply fantastic progress. Just an outstanding Jug project

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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Wow....

 

Great thinking and enginering, see solutions thinking (not problems)

Just lovit, also notes that solutuon on the cowling fiddling.....

 

 

love that engine....i do like this alot, soo keep em coming.

 

/Mal

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A classic "Rick" build! I am thankful for your hint on how to correct the engine mount on a Hasegawa P-47. I also owe you due respect for your way to get the bombs some structure by stippling them with Gunze Surfacer! Did so on my ZM Skyraider build and love it!

 

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(Some of the decals still are wet)

 

Great WIP on your Slick Chick, Rick!

Thank you Thomas.  Things I have learned through the magic of technology far outweigh what I have contributed.

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Very nice bazooka tubes ! Your ordnance looks great.

 

I'm also building the same P-47D, Slick Chick. But fortunately, i was on the other paint scheme (the first one, i believe, with the red/black cowl flaps and unpainted dorsal fin and windscreen). So we wont build the same aircraft !

And mine is a trumpeter, i thought that the fit was not very good on the trumpy, but i can see that the hasegawa is not 100% perfect either. Thanks for the cowling fitting tip !

Edited by Zero77

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