Author Topic: Lockdown Build Number 13-Real World P-47  (Read 280 times)

Offline Aeroplanedriver

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Lockdown Build Number 13-Real World P-47
« on: June 04, 2020, 02:50:03 PM »
Here's my latest effort...number 13 of my lockdown building spree. 

It's Tamiya's P-47M, built OOB with the only addition being Eduard fabric seat belts.  P-47s are a favorite of mine, but I have to confess to it not being my favorite build by a long shot.  The kit itself is great, typical recent Tamiya quality.  The kit has all the various parts to build just about any bubble top P-47 and I considered a D with a more typical paint scheme, but decided to go with the M and do the more unusual scheme they wore with the 56th Fighter Group in the last weeks of the war in Europe.  It's an interesting scheme to research and you can go and find pretty contentious discussions on other boards about what the top color should be. 

The most reasonable argument seemed to be for  RAF Night Black, since it has the slightly bluish tint the 56th aircraft were said to have and the USAAAF bought a lot of it from the UK late in the war.  So I used Hataka Night Black, and sure enough it is a strange color that can be described as black, blueish black, or even extremely dark purple depending on the lighting.  Weathering is pretty minimal since they didn't fly in combat very long.  Basically some chipping with a silver pencil and some oil leaks and streaking underneath.   Final finish is Tamiya semi-gloss since they were apparently kept pretty shiny for the few extra knots that would gain. 

Looking at it finished it's different and I'm sure it'll grow on me but I'm wishing I'd done a D instead.  Oh well...it's done now so I can move on to the next one.  My building pace may slow in the next few weeks...I was officially sent my training notification for the A320 today.  Still no date assigned but I have my online training materials to start work on, which has to be done before I go to ground school.  Seems real life is going to start interfering again. 

Anyhoo...here she is...








Offline FAAMAN

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Re: Lockdown Build Number 13-Real World P-47
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 03:15:00 PM »
What scale ?
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Offline Aeroplanedriver

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Re: Lockdown Build Number 13-Real World P-47
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 03:22:06 PM »
1/48

Offline Old Wombat

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Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Re: Lockdown Build Number 13-Real World P-47
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2020, 11:40:03 PM »
Nice!  Definitely one of the most out of the ordinary Thunderbolt paint schemes and you did it up right!  :smiley:
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Lockdown Build Number 13-Real World P-47
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2020, 03:23:12 AM »
That looks very good Nick  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Offline apophenia

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Re: Lockdown Build Number 13-Real World P-47
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2020, 04:45:31 AM »
Wow! That makes for one dramatic scheme! Very nice  :smiley:
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