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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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P-47D "Rozzie Geth" (Tamiya, 48th)
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 8,137 posts
AeroScale: 3,753 posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:06 PM UTC
You're work is looking great so far Emre, great progress is such a short time. If you are planning to have this finished by new year, why don't you enlist in the Pin-Up Jugs campaign over on P-47 Heaven (shameless self-promotion, I just couldn't help it !) ?

Cheers, D
Istanbul, Turkey / Türkçe
Joined: December 16, 2004
KitMaker: 1,163 posts
AeroScale: 255 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 05:14 PM UTC
Thanks Naseby and Entoni. Entoni, I also wrote it in the P-51 topic. My wife goes to work 2 hours before I do, but I get up the same time as she does. That gives me 2 hours of free time each morning, so unless I choose to exercise that day I'm free to build models

This will be my 15th model for this year. I was targeting 12 models in 12 months, but I proudly passed that target (building Tamiya aircraft kits is like cheating!). Who knows, I might attempt a 16th if I have any time left before 2012
Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: November 06, 2009
KitMaker: 624 posts
AeroScale: 609 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:03 AM UTC
Emre, do you sleep by chance? How many builds do you have per year!? Nevertheless, keep the good work... I am just a teaser!!
Joined: October 15, 2010
KitMaker: 825 posts
AeroScale: 476 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 08:05 AM UTC
Emre Your Jug is realy cool. Man You are a fast builder, I wish I had Your skills.
Istanbul, Turkey / Türkçe
Joined: December 16, 2004
KitMaker: 1,163 posts
AeroScale: 255 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 01:19 AM UTC
Hello all,

I was looking at my stash for a one final aircraft build before 2011 was over, when a friend suggested that I build one of the Tamiya's P-47 kits if I had one. Having a huge stash, of course I did! (even with all the after-market goodies for 4-5 P-47 kits, despite having only one kit in the stash )

Here's what the intended project looked like at first. Of course, when I was buying the after market items, I was assuming I would be building a P-47 D-20 or a later series razorback. The items included are Eduard's zoom set, Master's .50cal gun barrels for P-47, Ultracast resin diamond-pattern uncovered wheels, Ultracast resin pilot's seats, Ultracast's Hamilton Standard propeller and an EagleCal decal sheet to build 56th FG aircraft. Yes I know, the after market probably costs as much as the kit (possibly more)!

I wanted to build a P-47 with naughty nose-art. I had two sets to choose from... but much to my dismay, one of the sets included P-47s that were D-6 models (which requires some extra resin parts to back-date Tamiya's kit). That left me with the other set, which thankfully has the rather famous "Rozzie Geth / Boche Hunter", the aircraft of the American ace Fred Christensen, who scored 21.5 kills during the war (10.5 with this particular aircraft).

Of course, much to my dismay, Christensen's P-47 is a D-10 model. While you can build it using the Tamiya kit, I had to ditch nearly all of the after-market items except for the pilot's seat and metal gun barrels. The D-10 model has a Curtiss Electric propeller and wheels with covers, so goodbye to Eduard's zoom and Ultracast propeller and wheels!

After deciding which P-47 I was going to build, the construction began, as usual with the cockpit. The Tamiya kit is very detailed and goes together like a dream. I used Gunze's H302 to simulate Republic's cockpit green.

The fuselage was mated without problems and here's what's visible from all that cockpit work that took about a day.

Today I got real early to get some painting done before work. First I sprayed flat black, then Alclad aluminium to required ares over the flat black. The propeller, a combination of these both, also got it's yellow and was complete. The landing gears and the engine are also ready.

Today, if I have time, I'll assemble the engine and the wings and put the aircraft together.