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

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    January, 2017
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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    October, 2004
  • 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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    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 28, 2017 12:23 PM

Looking good.  I will be following!

Toshi

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    June, 2014
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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    December, 2002
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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    December, 2002
  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
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: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

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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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    February, 2012
  • 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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    July, 2003
  • 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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    March, 2009
  • 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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    November, 2008
  • 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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    November, 2003
  • 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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    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Friday, May 12, 2017 6:31 AM

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

Toshi

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

Looking real good 

  


On the bench

1/25 Revell 1957 Bel Air

1/1 Rey's light blaster

1/48 Tamiya Do-335 Pfeil

1/48 Tamiya Gloster Meteor F.1

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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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    January, 2015
  • 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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    February, 2012
  • 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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