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Thunderbolt GB 2016
Posted by rooster513 on Friday, August 26, 2016 11:22 AM

 

This is the official thread for the Thunderbolt GB 2016. The build is open to all things thunderbolt, including the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, Macchi C.202 Folgore, and the Mitsubishi J2M Raiden. Thanks to modelcrazy & Cdn Colin for bringing the latter two to my attention. If anyone knows of another Thunderbolt, let me know and I'll add it to the list. Edit: The SAAB J-37 Viggen will also be added to the list. Thanks to tempestjohnny for bringing it to my attention.

 

The rules are simple:

-Any scale

-OOB or aftermarket goodies ok

-Crossovers welcome

-Partially built up to fuselage halves glued together

-WIP pics a must!

-Have fun enjoying this great hobbyBig Smile

 

The build will start October 1st 2016 & run until October 1st 2017. You are welcome to join anytime during the build timeframe.

I made up a couple of badges that we can vote on and see which we like best. I'm also open to anyone who wants to submit a badge for votingBig Smile

 

I had AC/DC running through my head while I was making these so I had a little fun with the last oneWink

 

Any questions please ask. Join up and have some fun building!

 

REFERENCE MATERIAL:

lawdog's tutorial on wiring a radial engine -

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

 

 

-Andy

    

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, August 26, 2016 11:24 AM

Roster:

Bish - 1/72 Academy P-47D

crown r n7 - 1/48 Tamiya P-47M

lewbud - 1/72 Academy A-10A

Rigidrider - TBD

rocker286 - Revell P-47D

taxtp - 1/72 Academy P-47D

mrmike - 1/32 Hasegawa Bubbletop

Tal Afar Dave - 1/48 Revell/Monogram A-10

lawdog114 - 1/48 Tamiya P-47D Bubbletop

BradonK (possible Wink)

Timdude - TBD

Timdude's son Big Smile

modelcrazy - 1/48 Hasegawa Macchi 202 Folgore

modelcrazy - 1/48 Hobby Boss P-47D Bubbletop

Rob S. - A-10

BrandonD - Tamiya Razorback or P-47M

                      Hasegawa Macchi C.202 Folgore

tempestjohnny - 1/48 Hasegawa P-47D Razorback (2)

blkhwkmatt - TBD

Rooster513 - 1/72 Hasegawa P-47D

                         1/48 Tamiya P-47D Bubbletop

Cdn Colin - 1/48 Tamiya J2M

Toshi - 1/72 Hasegawa J2M3 Raiden

Axemanwb - 1/48 Testors P-47D

Keyda81 - Revell 1/48 A10 Thunderbolt

bpanzer322 - Tamiya A-10 Thunderbolt

Hunter - Tamiya 1/48 A-10A Thunderbolt

oortiz10 - Monogram 1/48 P-47D Razorback

oortiz10 - Hobbyboss 1/48 P-47D Bubbletop

oortiz10 - Hasegawa 1/48 P-47D Bubbletop

oortiz10 - Hasegawa 1/48 P-47D Bubbletop

68GT - 1/48 Revell P-47N

Texas Tbone - 1/72 Tamiya P-47D Razorback

MrStecks - 1/48 Tamiya P-47D Bubbletop

 

 

-Andy

    

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Posted by Bish on Friday, August 26, 2016 11:30 AM

Count me in Academy 1/72nd P-47D. As for the badge, i would say the last one.

And what programe do you use to make your badges.

 

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

On the bench: Academy 1/72nd P-47D

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, August 26, 2016 11:39 AM

Bish

Count me in Academy 1/72nd P-47D. As for the badge, i would say the last one.

And what programe do you use to make your badges.

 

 

Got you down Bish. I made them right in Microsoft word. I found a pic I like and just added Word Art. Anyone else use something different?

-Andy

    

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Posted by Bish on Friday, August 26, 2016 12:04 PM

I use paint.net, but i alwyas struggle to remeber how to do the effects. I might give the word art a try.

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

On the bench: Academy 1/72nd P-47D

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 26, 2016 12:38 PM

Yes Yes THUNDERBOLT GRRRRRR!!

Too bad you can't attach AC/DC's Thunderstruck to the badge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDtGgvmRlr4

Thunderjet, Thunderchief and of course the Thunderbolt.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa GR.4 Tornado
1/72 Cyber Hobby D3A Val, Akagi
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/72 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zero, Akagi
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, August 26, 2016 7:51 PM
Rooster the SAAB J-37 Viggen means Thunderbolt

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, August 26, 2016 8:15 PM

Put me down for two Hasegawa 48th Razorback D's. Thanks.  The third one is my choice for a badge

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, August 26, 2016 8:15 PM

I like the 2nd badge.  I'm in with a tamiya 1/48 P-47M 

  


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 rooster513 on Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:10 AM

tempestjohnny
Rooster the SAAB J-37 Viggen means Thunderbolt
 

Thanks tj, I'll get it added to the list.

I'll get crown and your builds added to the roster.

-Andy

    

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:50 PM

I think I shall start with the Academy A-10A in 1/72.  If time allows, there is a chocolate brown Cuban offering on Aztec's Juicy Jugs that I've been contemplating since I got the sheet.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, August 27, 2016 2:21 PM

I'm in with the 1/32 Hasegawa Bubbletop, a replica of my Dad's plane from WWII. He flew with the 365th Fighter Bomber Group of the Ninth Air Force. the "H*** Hawks".

The kit is started, but well shy of joining the fuse. I'll get some pics up soon. I'm also likin' the 2nd badge - cool Heritage Flight photo!

Mike

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  • From: Barrie, Ontario
Posted by Cdn Colin on Sunday, August 28, 2016 7:29 AM

You can put me in with Tamiya's J2M in 1/48.

I build 1/48 scale WW2 fighters.

Have fun.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, August 28, 2016 7:31 AM

Hmmm, What about P-38 Ligtning? Thunder and lightning go hand in hand you know...

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, August 29, 2016 6:57 AM

cbaltrin

Hmmm, What about P-38 Ligtning? Thunder and lightning go hand in hand you know...

 

Sorry cbaltrin, I think we are going to stick with things named/nicknamed "thunderbolt" for this build. I do want to build a P-38 sometime so maybe a lightning GB is in the future...

I've got the Roster updated...starting to fill out nicelyBig Smile

-Andy

    

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:33 PM

Please put me in for a Hasegawa 1/72 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden (Jack) Type 21.  Thank you.

Toshi

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:03 AM

Toshi

Please put me in for a Hasegawa 1/72 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden (Jack) Type 21.  Thank you.

Toshi

 

Glad to have you aboard Toshi! I've added you to the roster!

-Andy

    

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:26 PM

Hi Rooster,

I think that Ford made a Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt back in the 1st half of the 60s. I have a Revell kit of it, but I'm not going to build it this time.

I'll go for an Academy 1/72 P-47D please.

I like the 2nd badge.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, September 01, 2016 7:01 AM

Great! Roster is updated with your entry Tony.

-Andy

    

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Posted by Axemanwb on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 12:28 PM
I'd like to join in on this. I have a Testors (yes Testors) 1/48 P-47D thats been on the shelf for 2 decades or so. I bought it off ebay i believe. It even came with resin for the cockpit and guns.

William 'Axeman' Hawes

Group Build - Thunderbolt 2016

In Progress: Tamiya Pather A 1/35th

Just Completed: Testors P-51 1/48

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 6:49 AM

Axemanwb
I'd like to join in on this. I have a Testors (yes Testors) 1/48 P-47D thats been on the shelf for 2 decades or so. I bought it off ebay i believe. It even came with resin for the cockpit and guns.
 

Glad you decided to dust it off and join us Axemanwb Big Smile I look forward to seeing it come together!

-Andy

    

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Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 8:20 PM

Count me in with a Revell A10 Thunderbolt.  Smile  First time being a part of a group build, should be fun.

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 8:25 PM

Keyda81

Count me in with a Revell A10 Thunderbolt.  Smile  First time being a part of a group build, should be fun.

 

They usually are a lot of fun and you get to learn a lot at the same time

great to have you aboard...I'll get you added to the roster!!

-Andy

    

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Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, September 10, 2016 1:21 AM
I'm thinking Fred Christensen's D bubbletop with the 1/48 Tamiya kit. I probably cant get to it until November though. I'm looking forward to it....

 "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 Keyda81 on Saturday, September 17, 2016 8:45 PM

I think I've gathered all the paint needed to do the Thunderbolt.  I'm going to try an airbrush camo scheme on it.  We'll see how it works out.  I may just have to actually learn how to use my airbrush.  I just need to learn how to adjust it for different spray patterns. 

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  • From: Seabrook, TX
Posted by Axemanwb on Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:02 PM

I'm doing the gray/gray scheme. What airbrush do you have? I have used an aztek for years but reently changed to a trigger brush, the neo for iwata. I love it. I'm getting up there in age and I was struggling with control using a knob on top of the brush. I've found that I can control this brush much better. Aaron Skinner used it to do a 109 in this issue

William 'Axeman' Hawes

Group Build - Thunderbolt 2016

In Progress: Tamiya Pather A 1/35th

Just Completed: Testors P-51 1/48

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Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, September 18, 2016 1:18 PM

I have a cheap Harbor Freight special, lol.  I originally bought it for my taxidermy work, which didn't really require much adjustments, none actually.  I used it to spray the inside of deer ears.  Everything else I do with oils and a brush. 

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Posted by Axemanwb on Sunday, September 18, 2016 5:58 PM

If it works for you, that's all you need. I really don't have the control to use it for much other than big stuff and use a brush for details and weathering.

William 'Axeman' Hawes

Group Build - Thunderbolt 2016

In Progress: Tamiya Pather A 1/35th

Just Completed: Testors P-51 1/48

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    June, 2007
  • From: Seabrook, TX
Posted by Axemanwb on Sunday, September 18, 2016 6:00 PM

I found this post that I think we might find useful here. It's about the wiring harness on radial engines. http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/149327.aspx

William 'Axeman' Hawes

Group Build - Thunderbolt 2016

In Progress: Tamiya Pather A 1/35th

Just Completed: Testors P-51 1/48

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, September 18, 2016 8:32 PM

I used a harbor freight airbrush for years. It's a decent airbrush.  I recently bought an Iwata NEO gravity feed on Amazon for $60. Gravity feed is definitely the way to go.  Much easier to get finer lines. Cleanup is also much easier

 

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