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(COMPLETED) - Tamiya P-47 Bubbletop / Passionate Patsy

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  • From: Denver, Colorado
(COMPLETED) - Tamiya P-47 Bubbletop / Passionate Patsy
Posted by MrStecks on Saturday, July 15, 2017 8:59 PM

I've been working on this P-47 for the Thunderbolt GB, but figured I should put a WIP post in here for those that don't haunt the GB threads.

I'm doing the Passionate Patsty scheme.

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Cockpit came together pretty well.  First time using PE parts.  Many of them are now living in the carpet under my bench.

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Buttoned up the fuselage, and moved on to the wings.

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Attached wings and stabilizers to the fuselage.  Built the flaps.

Masked over the cockpit opening.

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Decided to paint the rudder rather than use the decals.  Mostly because I thought the large decals and many raised surfaces on the rudder would lead to disaster.  But also to challenge myself to do something I haven't tried before.

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That's where I am at now.  Still need to get the engine detailed and put together.  Following Lawdog's tutorial for that.  This will be my first NMF, so I've been doing some test spraying of AK Xtreme metals.  So far so good. 

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, July 15, 2017 9:26 PM

Cockpit looks great, wheel wells look great, and that tail looks amazing!

Well done, Mark!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Chemteacher on Saturday, July 15, 2017 9:34 PM
Looking great. Nice job on the cockpit and rudder.

On the bench: Revell P-51D

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Posted by ridleusmc on Saturday, July 15, 2017 9:43 PM

Yes, thank you for sharing.  The cockpit looks great with all the PE that the carpet monster didn't eat.  I'm increasingly impressed by the cockpits and instrument panels that I've been seeing here lately.  Yours just looks increadible.  Don't worry about the carpet monster.  You'll be making him starve soon.  Your rudder painting looks excellent, and it looks like the whole kit is coming together nicely.  

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Posted by MrStecks on Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:06 PM

Thanks guys.  Hopefully have the NMF down for the next update.

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:56 PM

Your doing a great job on your build sir.  It is most impressive!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, July 15, 2017 11:29 PM

What everyone else has said +1!

Out of curiousity - and because I've never done an aircraft model with NMF, what paints are you going to use?

I prefer airbrushing/hand brushing with acrylic paints since I live in a small condo and I am sensitive to toxic fumes but I also have my paint booth set up to suck most fumes into my hobby room (small second bedroom) bathroom with the bathroom fan doing the final exhaust. So I may end up trying Alclad but would rather find an acrylic substitute that looks decent.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, July 16, 2017 4:29 AM

Look for Vallejo's "Metal Color", Max. I found some at my local comic/game shop here in Olympia. 

The stuff is freaking magical!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by MrStecks on Sunday, July 16, 2017 8:51 AM

1943Mike

Out of curiousity - and because I've never done an aircraft model with NMF, what paints are you going to use?

I'm going to be using the AK Xtreme Metals paint.  It's not acrylic but hasn't been too nasty smelling in my tests.  I do have some good ventilation and a good extractor on my paint booth though.  I would also prefer  to use acrylic, so I'll have to check out that Vallejo Metal Color too.

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by MrStecks on Sunday, July 16, 2017 8:53 AM

Toshi

Your doing a great job on your build sir.  It is most impressive!

Toshi

 

Thank you Toshi.

M


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, July 16, 2017 10:24 AM

Excellent work Mate. that cockpit is amazingly realistic to my eye.  great camera work as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, July 17, 2017 8:28 AM

Your builds have all been spectacular.  For someone who just returned to the hobby, the kits have been top notch.  The tail came out perfectly.  Props for trying that out, and double props for pulling it off so well.

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by MrStecks on Monday, July 17, 2017 9:08 AM

Jay Jay

Excellent work Mate. that cockpit is amazingly realistic to my eye.  great camera work as well.

 

 
Thanks Jay Jay.  I actually just use my iPhone.  Sometimes it looks good, sometimes it doesn't.  Confused
 
Cheers, Mark

On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by MrStecks on Monday, July 17, 2017 9:17 AM

ManCityFan

Your builds have all been spectacular.  For someone who just returned to the hobby, the kits have been top notch.  The tail came out perfectly.  Props for trying that out, and double props for pulling it off so well.

D

Thanks Dwayne.  Yeah, I really like how the tail came out.  I really like challenging myself to try new techniques.  So far (thankfully) they've mostly worked out. 

Cheers, Mark

 


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, July 17, 2017 10:40 PM
Looks awesome......especially the painted rudder. I do the same when feasible. So much better than decals

 "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 MrStecks on Thursday, July 20, 2017 2:08 PM

Latest WIP pictures of Passionate Patsy

Last night I shot the metal onto the jug (AK Xtreme Metal-Poslished Aluminum), and it went down great.  This was sprayed at 18 psi.  Everything turned out great, except for some small blemishes (see third image) on the rear top of the fuselage.  Not sure what happened there, and it's possible that it might still level out.  The rear anti-glare paint will cover some of that, so I'm not really to bothered by it.

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So far I am super pleased with the AK Xtreme Metal.  It looks beautiful.  But I don't have any experience with any other NMF paints, so I don't have anything to reference it against.  I think I will try a different product on my next build (another jug, but in 1/32) and see how that goes.

A few more details and pics in my post in the Thunderbolt Group Build thread.

Cheers, Mark

 


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:14 PM

THAT LOOKS GORGEOUS! Also looks a lot like the finish I got with the Vallejo Metal Color before I sealed it with Testors Flat. lol

Is this one that needs to be sealed before you progress?

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by fox on Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:42 PM

OUTSTANDING work! Toast

Looking forward to seeing the finished build.

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by Chemteacher on Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:45 PM
That looks great. Nice job. Looking forward to the final reveal.

On the bench: Revell P-51D

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Posted by MrStecks on Friday, July 21, 2017 9:04 AM

M. Brindos

THAT LOOKS GORGEOUS! Also looks a lot like the finish I got with the Vallejo Metal Color before I sealed it with Testors Flat. lol

Is this one that needs to be sealed before you progress?

 

Thanks Mike.  I'm not sure if it needs to be sealed.  I'll look into it.  Seems like a wise move though.

 

fox

OUTSTANDING work! Toast

Looking forward to seeing the finished build.

Jim  Captain

 

Thanks Jim. 

 

Chemteacher
That looks great. Nice job. Looking forward to the final reveal.
 

 
Thanks Chemteacher.

On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 21, 2017 9:14 AM

She looks great so far! 

Fantastic job on the cockpit and the rudder came out perfect. 

I use Alclad myself but the AK metal paint looks flawless. If you can get results that good I think I'd stick with it! 

 

And you just have to love the P-47, the Tamiya 1/48th is a gem of a kit and there are so many just friggin' awesome nose art schemes from history. Heart

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by MrStecks on Friday, July 21, 2017 10:17 AM

Thanks Gamera.  One of the hardest things about this build was just deciding what color scheme to use!  And of course, after picking Pasionate Patsy I have seen a million other P-47 schemes I'd like to try.  The Jug was not one of my favorites as a kid, but it's quickly becoming one now.  Big Smile

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by MrStecks on Sunday, July 23, 2017 6:05 PM

Latest WIP pictures of Passionate Patsy, that I'm making for the Thunderbolt Group Build.

Made a lot of progress yesterday.  Masked and painted the tail section white, and of course I couldn't resist sticking the (almost) finished rudder into position to see how the whole tail is looking.

 

Then came some work on the cowl.  Wow, masking these star points was tedious.

 

But the result was worth the work.

I made a mistake here.  I should of shot the olive drab anti-glare paint on cowl first, because it should be underneath the red star point.  D'oh!  So now I'll have to cut some reversed masks for that area and fiddle with getting it set up correctely.

Shot the olive drab on the fuselage, and was quite happy with how it turned out.

 

Lots of bits and pieces, in various stages of paint/finish, yet to be stuck on the aircraft. 

Tonight I hope to get the cowl masked to correct my mistake and get the OD down on it.  And try to get the canopy masked.

Cheers, Mark

 


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 24, 2017 9:48 AM

Great job masking the cowling- I friggin' hate trying stuff like that. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Monday, July 24, 2017 11:24 AM

Great finish . it looks like that AK NMF has no masking problems at all. Sometimes my Alclad will slightly come off under the tape or at least change sheen. Did you in fact seal the NMF first ?

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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Posted by MrStecks on Monday, July 24, 2017 12:03 PM

Gamera

Great job masking the cowling- I friggin' hate trying stuff like that. 

Thanks Gamera, yeah the cowling has been a real exercise in patience. 

 

Jay Jay

Great finish . it looks like that AK NMF has no masking problems at all. Sometimes my Alclad will slightly come off under the tape or at least change sheen. Did you in fact seal the NMF first ?

 

 
Originally I had planned on sealing it but in the end I decided not to, just so that I could test it to find out how it handled masking.  I'm pretty impressed by it.  Haven't even seen any silver residue on the tape.  And there are parts of the cowling that have now been masked and unmasked two times, without any problem.  Smile
 
Cheers, Mark

On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, July 24, 2017 12:54 PM

Very beautiful NMF!  I love your techniques in masking and painting.  It's just awesome!  I'm looking forward to your next progression.

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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Posted by MrStecks on Monday, July 24, 2017 9:44 PM

Toshi

Very beautiful NMF!  I love your techniques in masking and painting.  It's just awesome!  I'm looking forward to your next progression.

Toshi

Thank you Toshi. 

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by MrStecks on Monday, July 24, 2017 9:46 PM

Just a quick update tonight:

I was able to correct my blunder of putting down paint in the wrong order on the cowling.  I made a mask of the star point on the top of the cowling, and then masked off everthing but the area on top for the olive drab.  I'm glad my circle cutter was still set to the size I used for the first masks!

I think it came out good.  Now I only have one more color to shoot onto the cowling, for the orange/yellow panel that acts as a background for the Passionate Patsy artwork.

 

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Weekend Edition;  Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  Eduard F2 190A-9 ProfiPACK Edition;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by bvallot on Monday, July 24, 2017 9:50 PM

Very nice Mark! =] I can't wait to grab this kit. I've been wanting to see what all the fuss is about with Tamiya's Jugs. Beautiful masking that cowl. Very impressive. It came out perfect. I'm all about painting every thing I can. Very nice job so far.

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