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Hasegawa P-47D, Gabby Gabreski 1944


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I mentioned I was planning on doing this same aircraft again, and have another kit (same one) waiting on the sidelines. I forgot to drill out the locations for the centerline sway braces the first time around, so I drilled out the holes on the new kit, and will measure to locate on this one. I also did some playing around trying to get fuel stains and streaks on the drop tank at the fill cap.

 

 

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On 7/26/2022 at 1:55 AM, Ayovan said:

So I did get some touch up done. It aint perfect. I plan on doing this same aircraft again, in the not so distant future. I found several things I'll do different next time, including the D-Day stripes.

 Just checking into this great build again.  Some really great stuff going on here Andy.  I was curious what you meant by the above statement?  

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3 hours ago, Troy Molitor said:

 Just checking into this great build again.  Some really great stuff going on here Andy.  I was curious what you meant by the above statement?  

Thanks Troy. I appreciate the encouraging words. The different part is mosly techniques, and details. I wish I had put more detail into the engine, wheels wells, and cockpit. The model deserves more than I was able to put into it, but I'm learning. Technique wise, painting the markings was a challenge. Now that I have a little taste of it, I think I can do it better next time around. Using more/ better aftermarket parts and pieces, and detailing them better, and learning to do a little scratch building will help. And most importantly learning not to rush. I made several blunders on this model by not taking a little time, and hurrying steps and processes. Woooosa....relax and enjoy the build. :)

Patience has never been one of my strong points, but I'm trying to learn how to do that too....lol

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I'm still not happy with the stripes. Moving on to other parts that need finishing, like the landing gear. I'll revisit the stripes later . They are starting to wear on me a little.

 

 

I did 2  ductless split units in the house (2 ton each). Best move I made in a while. Very efficient. Cools the entire house in under 10 minutes, and cost about 25% of what the central air used to cost to run. I don't know if it's still available, but Edison gave me a $1000 rebate for each unit. The units were $1200 each. Line sets, breakers, wire, and other miscellaneous items came to about $750. I forked out under $3000 installed and got $2000 back from Edison. I did the work myself, so to have someone install would be a tad more for sure, but if the rebates are still out there, you can save a pretty penny.

 

BTW, I used the IFF lights lenses you made they worked really well. Thank you.

 

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Good enough....now on to the bottom side.

 

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From this photo, I'm going to say the bottom stripes have  full black stripes and the white appears to have a black border. I have profiles showing it both with/without full black stripes and with/without borders on the white bottom. I also have sets of decals showing both ways too. I'm going to go with the photo. Probably the most accurate...:P

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Did some painting of the gear doors last night. I think they came out pretty good. Got word yesterday that I will be headed back out of town for the next few weeks, so I'm going to try and do a marathon this weekend to try and finish things up on this build. :rolleyes:

 

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Thanks Dennis. Patience is a virtue that I never had, definitely a work in progress. Unfortunately work has got in the way a little bit, but I'm going to try and finish up before the GB ends. I don't have too good of a record of finishing these things on a deadline...:unsure:

Made a little more progress this morning. I'll be really glad when I finish the D-Day stripes.

 

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