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It's Big & It's Heavy

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Latest completion is the Trumpeter 1/32 P-47N Thunderbolt "2 Big and To Heavy/Short Snorter" of 333rd FS/318th FG, April 1945, Le Shima, Ryukyu Islands.
Used Zotz Decals, AMS Resin wheels, Master Model gun barrels and Eduard seat belts.  Otherwise OOB.
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Jerry :piliot:

P47-N-21-1.jpg

P47-N-21-2.jpg

P47-N-21-3.jpg

P47-N-21-4.jpg

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the decals look stunning - I always wondered what this scheme would like in the flesh

 

i am still trying to work out how to model these NMF birds and get the right level of realism in the finish, but just to my mind however the finish looks a little too clean

 

if something was really beaten up it's almost easier - you just go to town, but when the aircraft were new NMF and probably very well looked after, I am still looking for the best way to replicate what we see

 

thanks again for sharing

 

I have a few of these Trumpy kits and this certainly makes me want to build mine!

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Nicely done Jerry.  I love the way the -47N looks.  Just awesome to see.  I have two of these kits and the new Wheels by Harold in the stash.   Thanks for showing us the way.  

 

Troy 

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7 hours ago, Troy Molitor said:

Nicely done Jerry.  I love the way the -47N looks.  Just awesome to see.  I have two of these kits and the new Wheels by Harold in the stash.   Thanks for showing us the way.  

 

Troy 

 

Thanks Troy.  The one thing I didn't do was glue the prop in place as I am waiting for Harold to release his corrected prop for the "N".

 

Jerry

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Always thought that 50 cal machine gun barrels were black on WWII airplanes not silver or gray. At least all the ones we used in Vietnam were black. Am I missing something?

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2 hours ago, CodyK9 said:

Always thought that 50 cal machine gun barrels were black on WWII airplanes not silver or gray. At least all the ones we used in Vietnam were black. Am I missing something?

 

You are correct.  The 50 cal barrels were black.  However on the P-47 (at least) the barrel could be covered with

a wing gun blast tube which was polished aluminum.  Pic below from the  P-47 walk around.

 

P-47-BLAST-TUBE.jpg

 

Edited by K5IKL

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Mystery solved. Thanx. I think it's the very first time I saw them on a model or a plane for that matter.

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