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#1 Thomas Lund

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 08:16 AM

Since my two 109's both are in the paint shop, I thought I needed to have something to glue together. I have had the lovely Hasegawa P-47D for some time and it was for sure that I wanted to do Dave Schilling's 'Hairless Joe'. Biggest problem was that the only places I could find the decals for the distinctive cartoon figure was on oop decal sheets, so it had been lying around for some time. I recently discovered that Peddinghouse decals did Hairless Joe too so I was back on track again.

 

Shortly after starting Hairless Joe I got my hands on another P-47 cheap, so I decided to do a double build. I like to get around on paint schemes with the aircrafts I build (reason I like the 109 so much) so the other one had to be NMF, but I had trouble finding one I really liked. Eventually I settled with Glenn Eagleson's skull and crossbone + eagle bird.

 

I prefer to work from photo's rather than decal instructions and color profiles, so here's a few of the originals

 

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They are a couple of big buggers

 

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First a bit of work on the cockpits. Seats are not done since I'm waiting for HGW seat belts.

 

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 08:19 AM

A few days later, the next step was to assemble the fuselages and mount the wings

 

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Then fix the two real problems with this kit. First the sink mark lines on the wings - two on top, one below on each wing

 

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Second problem is that the cowl/engine mounting stub is apparently set too high, giving a distinctive step.

 

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I've seen people put a little piece of styrene in to extend the lower bit down, but that doesn't fix the top bit that in my opinion is just as bad. I sawed off the mounting stub, put on a bit of styrene to replace that list to the saw and remounted it lower.

 

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And then the fit looks so much better

 

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 08:47 AM

Good show Tom......Harv :popcorn:


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 01:06 PM

Love the engine "stub" move!

 

You using Alclad for the NMF?


Edited by Rick K, 30 January 2015 - 01:07 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 01:07 PM

Love the engine "stub" move!

 

Not my idea - saw it somewhere a long time ago :-)

 

But easy and works really well

 

Yes, Alclad is my favorite metal paint


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 01:13 PM

Tom,

Great start, and great subjects!

Cheers, Tom

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 01:13 PM

He he Rick - just saw your P-47 build and you did the same. Only I took a short cut. I mounted the stub in the engine/cowl assembly without gluing it in, put glue on the evergreen spacer and held the cowl where I wanted it until the glue set. Remove the engine/cowl and the stub stays where it should and you can feed it a little more glue



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 01:21 PM

Not my idea - saw it somewhere a long time ago :-)

 

But easy and works really well

 

Yes, Alclad is my favorite metal paint

:thumbsup:

 

Stay tuned on my "Slick Chick" thread.  I have one more set of panels to paint.  I must have used about a mile of Tamiya Masking Tape on this.  Will post pics later today. 



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 01:44 PM

Nice work so far   :D






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