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Unread January 20th, 2009, 01:00 AM
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Default 1/48 Tamiya P-47M Thunderbolt

Here is the progress so far on my Tamiya P-47M Jug. Fantastic kit by the way......you will never build a better Jug.



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Also added some wiring detail to the engine


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I've built the 1/72 kit. Stunner!
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Nice one - I love the wiring behind instrument panel :-) every of newer kits from T is pleasure to build... I am using them as a relaxants during difficult builds - very helpful.
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Thanks guys. Pavel...yes, I love the wiring for the instrument panel as well. It added a lot to the cockpit and it was easy to do....which made it fun and enjoyable.
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Nice job Colin..have been wanting to add one of those to the stash...just haven't gotten around to it...

Will be nice to see this finished.
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Very nice so far, Colin! Any gotchas or pitfalls to this kit, or is it pretty much an "add glue and shake the box" type of kit? Brian
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Thanks guys.

Brian....the kit pretty much falls together. Only points to watch out for are the wing root seams and the parts that hold the blast tubes for the guns. The fit for those parts on the leading edge of the wing fit terribly and require either adjusting the part before putting it on (recommended) or filling and sanding that area. Otherwise, it is a fantastic kit.
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..which made it fun and enjoyable.
That's what it's all about my friend....that's what it's all about!
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Brian....the kit pretty much falls together. Only points to watch out for are the wing root seams and the parts that hold the blast tubes for the guns. The fit for those parts on the leading edge of the wing fit terribly and require either adjusting the part before putting it on (recommended) or filling and sanding that area. Otherwise, it is a fantastic kit.
Thanks, Colin. If I can get past the two beasts currently on my bench, I'm looking at using this one as a "stress free" build. Sounds like it should be a fun build! Brian
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You'll definitely enjoy the kit Brian. I'm not much of a fan of the Razorback version of the P-47, but after building this kit, I am gonna have to build it.

OH!!! The other highlight of this kit is the blast tubes for the guns....they are molded in one piece....and hallow! I was blown away! No need to drill out the gun barrels at all!
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Noticed that when I was going thru the box a while back, Colin. They fairly well outdid themselves with this kit! I like all of the options, too. Lots of sub- variants of the bubbletop to choose from. Now have to figure out which variant and markings combo to choose from!
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Wait. Colin builds? Really?

Seriously tho, thats a very sharp Jug
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Yeah, I know, I even amaze myself! Thanks though. I can't wait to get a coat of paint on this bird and get it done!
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Well, here we are in early March and I have FINALLY gotten some paint on my P-47M!

Dark blue camo is Gunze H326 while the lighter blue is H56 Gunze Intermediate Blue with a bit of white added. Red on the cowl is Tamiya Gloss red with an undercoat of white. Just sprayed gloss on her tonight and hope to start applying decals in the next few days!




A couple with the rudder dry fitted.




Markings I'll be using from Aeromaster.
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Wow, that looks greaty Colin. That is a sweet kit too.

Now whyon earth did I sell my P-47D?
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Thanks Charlie! I will definitely be getting the Razorback P-47 from Tamiya as well. It is one very well engineered kit.
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Well, the decals are on and i am in the home stretch pretty much for the P-47M. All that's really left is a flat coat, some additional weathering and then final assembly.









A few shots of the underside. It was painted with Tamiya Flat Aluminum. It looked rather plain, so I went and masked a couple of panles and sprayed them with Tamiya Titanium Silver. Then I added white to that and sprayed a couple of other panels at random. After that, I loaded up some Tamiya Smoke and shaded one or two other panels, and then post shaded all of the panel lines with Smoke as well. Finally, I took some real thin flat black and applied it in streaks in the direction of airflow.







Overall, I am happy with the bare metal effect I achieved. The kit itself has been a dream to build.

As usual, comments, questions and critiques welcome.
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Hey you finally got the stickers on it.
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Yup....and it's now sitting on the gear, has a flat coat and some pastel chalk added to it. I should be able to wrap this one up before Sunday night coffee with the guys from the club!
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