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1/48 Tamiya P-47D Thunderbolt. Lt. Col. Francis Gabreski (Complete)

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  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Friday, February 7, 2020 9:23 PM

Hoss WA

 Thanks Radmax! For the interior I used AK Real Colors Dull Dark Green (RC 230). I'm by no means a Thunderbolt expert but my understanding is that Dull Dark Green and Bronze Green are both considered for the cockpit interior.

Here's a reference I found online: https://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/interior-colours-of-us-aircraft-1941-45-part-ii/

Yes. the Tamiya seatbelt decal doesn't cut it. No more decal seatbelts for me. 

Hoss, the color looks great to me, I was wondering the brand. I've got some AK for just such a build, and mine looks pale in the bottle. Maybe I haven't shaken it enough.

Your completed build looks amazing. The first photo looks like it could be real. Well done, sir!

 Thanks for sharing!

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, February 7, 2020 9:29 PM

Oh wow, excellent paint job!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, February 7, 2020 11:32 PM

Really nice!

John

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  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:52 AM

Beautiful! I hope mine turns out half as good. I have the same decals so I'm glad to hear they worked well. Techmod aren't exactly the greates. I do intend to paint on the main stars though. 

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

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:28 AM

Great work, came up a treat!

Must give Joe's gloss coat a go on my next build.

Look forward to your next build.

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:00 AM

A very fine job you did there. Great work! Bow Down

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  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:15 AM

RadMax8

 

 
Hoss WA

 Thanks Radmax! For the interior I used AK Real Colors Dull Dark Green (RC 230). I'm by no means a Thunderbolt expert but my understanding is that Dull Dark Green and Bronze Green are both considered for the cockpit interior.

Here's a reference I found online: https://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/interior-colours-of-us-aircraft-1941-45-part-ii/

Yes. the Tamiya seatbelt decal doesn't cut it. No more decal seatbelts for me. 

 

 

Hoss, the color looks great to me, I was wondering the brand. I've got some AK for just such a build, and mine looks pale in the bottle. Maybe I haven't shaken it enough.

Your completed build looks amazing. The first photo looks like it could be real. Well done, sir!

 Thanks for sharing!

 

Thanks again, Radmax. 

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:15 AM

Mopar Madness

Oh wow, excellent paint job!

 

Thanks Madness!

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:16 AM

jeaton01

Really nice!

 

Thanks John! Much appreciated.

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:20 AM

lawdog114

Beautiful! I hope mine turns out half as good. I have the same decals so I'm glad to hear they worked well. Techmod aren't exactly the greates. I do intend to paint on the main stars though. 

 

Thanks Lawdog! I'm sure yours will be awesome. I thought the decals were fine but I don't think Techmod did a good job on the color profile. It differs quite significantly from the actual photos, particularly the ocean gray camo pattern and the invasion stripes. I suspect you'll paint the stripes instead of using the decals. I need to try masking the main stars at some point. The bars over the ports on the sides of the fuselage were a little tricky with the decals. Lots of touch up work there. 

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:21 AM

damouav

Great work, came up a treat!

Must give Joe's gloss coat a go on my next build.

Look forward to your next build.

 

Thanks! Joe's gloss coat is actually amazing. Smooth as glass. 

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:21 AM

cbaltrin

A very fine job you did there. Great work! Bow Down

 

Thanks much! Glad you like it. 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:05 PM
What a beauty. Another winner

 

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:25 AM

tempestjohnny
What a beauty. Another winner
 

Thanks Tempest! 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Inverness, IL (suburb of Chicago)
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:41 PM

Nice camo paint job! There is no way that I could do that.

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:18 AM

JohnnyK

Nice camo paint job! There is no way that I could do that.

 

Thanks Johnny!

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, February 14, 2020 1:05 AM

Hoss WA

 

 
lawdog114

Beautiful! I hope mine turns out half as good. I have the same decals so I'm glad to hear they worked well. Techmod aren't exactly the greates. I do intend to paint on the main stars though. 

 

 

 

Thanks Lawdog! I'm sure yours will be awesome. I thought the decals were fine but I don't think Techmod did a good job on the color profile. It differs quite significantly from the actual photos, particularly the ocean gray camo pattern and the invasion stripes. I suspect you'll paint the stripes instead of using the decals. I need to try masking the main stars at some point. The bars over the ports on the sides of the fuselage were a little tricky with the decals. Lots of touch up work there. 

 

Yeah, I think the underside should be RAF light grey as opposed to NMF too, but who knows. The guy I'm building it for doesn't know if he wants full stripes or not.  Yes, I intend to paint all main markings, possibly even the HV-A too.  Again, outstanding job. 

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

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Friday, February 14, 2020 10:56 PM

lawdog114

 

 
Hoss WA

 

 
lawdog114

Beautiful! I hope mine turns out half as good. I have the same decals so I'm glad to hear they worked well. Techmod aren't exactly the greates. I do intend to paint on the main stars though. 

 

 

 

Thanks Lawdog! I'm sure yours will be awesome. I thought the decals were fine but I don't think Techmod did a good job on the color profile. It differs quite significantly from the actual photos, particularly the ocean gray camo pattern and the invasion stripes. I suspect you'll paint the stripes instead of using the decals. I need to try masking the main stars at some point. The bars over the ports on the sides of the fuselage were a little tricky with the decals. Lots of touch up work there. 

 

 

 

Yeah, I think the underside should be RAF light grey as opposed to NMF too, but who knows. The guy I'm building it for doesn't know if he wants full stripes or not.  Yes, I intend to paint all main markings, possibly even the HV-A too.  Again, outstanding job. 

 

Thanks Lawdog! I'm hoping for the stripes on yours. 

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