Madmax Posted February 19 Share Posted February 19 Inspired by a painting in the book The Aviation Art of Keith Ferris, I decided to replicate the very P-47D-40 he had captured so well, glistening in the skies above Texas. Should you feel like seeing how it all came about, here is a link to the build thread: The kit itself is a lovely bit of modern Japanese engineering, that captures the lines and essence of the Thunderbolt very well. There is enough room to add ones own level of detailing, and apart from the madness of riveting the entire thing, I was much helped by adding Quickboost's engine and propeller, Master guns and pitot, Eduard Brassin wheels and the incredible Yahu instrument panel. There are some strange difficulties to solve on the kit, and they are detailed in the build. The major effort went into achieving a realistic polished aluminium look, and I discovered some really pleasing aspects about Alclad II paints, that I hadn't experienced before. Montex masks are very handy for general masking and national insignia, but there is nothing quite as useful as a friend with a Silhouette cutter in one's hour of need. Thank you Nick! Here it is, looking like content in a Pixar animation. And the portraits, some with a black background, some with white - just to highlight different tones in the metal finish... TAG, florin13, Sasha As and 33 others 34 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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