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P-47D "Eileen" 1/48 Tamiya kit

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P-47D "Eileen" 1/48 Tamiya kit
Posted by Redman7176 on Friday, April 28, 2017 10:25 AM

Got going on my next project. Going to do a rendition of Lt. Frank Oiler's P-47D "Eileen", 78FG out of Duxford, England 1944 still wearing partial invasion stripes. Kit is a Tamiya 1/48 scale. 

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  • From: Fredericksburg
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Friday, April 28, 2017 11:43 AM
Those are some busy and interesting markings, looking forward to seeing this one! Cockpit is looking very nice

-Josiah

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 28, 2017 12:23 PM

Looking good.  I will be following!

Toshi

From: Streetsboro, Ohio

Retired due to work related injury

married

 

On the bench:

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with Eduardo Big Ed Set

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:16 AM

That is gonna be a sick looking Razorback. Very nice work on the pit and an excellent choice on the scheme.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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Posted by 7474 on Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:19 PM
I built the 1/72 version of this one, and really enjoyed how it came out. Can't wait to see yours.
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:50 PM

Great star, really nice work on the pit.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by Redman7176 on Sunday, April 30, 2017 4:00 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys. I do like the more elaborate paint schemes for sure!
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  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Sunday, April 30, 2017 6:58 PM

Lookin good so far Red.  A very attractive scheme for the P-47.  Pit looks great.

Chris

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  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, May 05, 2017 1:35 AM

The holy grail of 1/48.  Great start.....

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Redman7176 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 3:58 PM

Gave wiring up an engine a shot. Thanks to lawdog114's fine tutorial.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/149327.aspx

Came out decent, not to be used as a wiring diagram, but a representation non the less. 

Got her in a light coat of primer ready to pre-shade, and shoot color. 

 

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:22 PM

Wow, that looks great

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  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 5:02 PM

Yes, that engine and its ignition wires look great.  Thank you for sharing, and thank Law Dog for the tutorial.

Love the pit too.

 

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  • From: Yorkville, IL
Posted by wolfhammer1 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 7:31 PM

Looking greast so far, can't wait for it to be done.  thanks for sharing.

John

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8:19 PM

Great....now I'm going to have to build one of these too!  

 

Well, I hope whenever I get around to it, it will look as nice as yours is so far!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Redman7176 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 9:25 PM

Thanks guys!

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, May 12, 2017 6:24 AM
Great looking build. Just finished the Hasegawa Razorback. Would like to compare the two.

 

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, May 12, 2017 6:31 AM

I love the cockpit and engine detail you've done.  Excellent job!

Toshi

From: Streetsboro, Ohio

Retired due to work related injury

married

 

On the bench:

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with Eduardo Big Ed Set

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 12, 2017 8:49 AM

Looking real good 

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:28 PM

I just love that engine!!!! I wish that I knew of that web site before I made my B-29 engines. The use of clay to hold the engine in place is really smart. Great idea.

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    January, 2017
Posted by Redman7176 on Friday, May 19, 2017 3:39 PM

Got the pre-shading and base color laid down. This particular bird still had her invasion stripes on the bottom of the wings painted over faintly with neutral gray, but you could still somewhat see them. I wanted to simulate this so I painted on the stripes and shot several light coats of neutral gray. I still need to finish the visible invasion stripes on the fuselage, as well as paint the nose white for the checkerboard pattern coming up. Then going to try dot filters with oil paints, as well as a pin wash for the panel lines.

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, May 19, 2017 3:45 PM

Those effects are perfect. Absolutely love it!

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:02 AM
Looks fantastic Red. I'm glad you got use out of the tutorial. I think you nailed it. Unfortunately the PW 2800 on this kit is fairly weak (notice how the cylinder cooling fins disappear under paint?). The wiring goes along way to improve it's appearance. I look forward to your progress.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Redman7176 on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 2:03 PM

Thanks for your helpful tutorial lawdog! 

Next, I have the base colors laid down. Still need to finish the black invasion stripes on the fueselage. Then its off to gloss clear for decals and washes. 

I am starting to use oil washes, dot filters, for the first time so we will see how that goes. I used an oil wash of burnt umber and black for the landing gear and pylons. More to come...

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 3:16 PM

Very nice work! I like the OD color, what did you use? Nice addition to the landing gear as well.

-Andy

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Posted by Redman7176 on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 3:54 PM

Thanks rooster! The Olive Drab I used is Model Masters Acrylic OD. Several light coats of it over flat black pre-shaded panel lines. I am going to apply a multi color (blue, green, yellow, white, etc.) oil dot filter to add some tonal value and depth to the olive drab. Try to take the weathering up a notch. Definitley practicing on a scrap piece first. ;)

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Posted by Redman7176 on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 4:10 PM

Speaking of color... I meant to post this earlier on in the beginning. As you may or may not know, the P-47s built by Republic had a "Dark Dull Green" interior. Those built by Curtiss had a Green Chromate interior. To match Republic's Dark Dull green, I used 50/50 parts Tamiya Flat Green (XF-5) and Tamiya Dark German Gray (XF-63). I think it came out pretty nuts on. ;) 

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Posted by Redman7176 on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 8:15 PM

Getting ready to tackle the checkered nose decals. It is in 3 pieces.. left, right, and a top piece. Any tips on laying this down? Which one to start with?

 

Thanks!

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Posted by 7474 on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 11:23 AM

Nice progress so far. I did the 1/72 version and for the checkers, I cut out the white ones that are along the sides with plenty of decal solution, you will probably need to do some touch up where the decals don't match up. If I do one again, I will probably just end up masking the white and spraying the black checkers. Can't wait to see your finished result 

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Posted by Redman7176 on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 12:05 PM

Thanks for the insight and the tips. I am going to give the decals a shot and see how it comes out. 

 

Dumb question for my art brain, but on the decals it says "right" side. That means your right as if you are sitting in the cockpit correct? 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 1:19 PM

Redman7176
Dumb question for my art brain, but on the decals it says "right" side. That means your right as if you are sitting in the cockpit correct? 

Correct

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