Lots of good builds going on here! Carlos, that is one small plane!
So, have you ever thought you've done something, and proceed along like you did it? Well, as it turns out, I decided to join this build on June 1st. While the paint was drying on the C-47, and feeling the need for something that would be a less challenging build, and make a nice gift for the wife, I began Tamiya's P-47D "Bubbletop".
The before picture:
I intend to do this as a P-47D-28-RE of the 313 FG, 50th FS. This means a fin fillet, that the kit doesn't have. As luck would have it, amongst my squadron of P-47's I have Tamiya's P-47M which has the fillet. The M variant that I'll be doing doesn't have the fillet, so problem solved. This should be pretty much out of the box, haven't decided if the canopy will be open or not, depends on how I do on the cockpit.
Either way, it'll be NMF, and will sport nose art with my lovely wife's name, rather hard to find nose art with "Rosie" in it! Anyway, I will be keeping a log on this (a first for me), keeping track of all the stuff used, and especially the real time taken. I've always been curious, so time to see.
I did spend three hours mixing, and painting the interior colors, using Tamiya paints, and plan to use them through out, except for the NMF which will Alclad II.
Colors used to date are: XF-5 Flat Green for interior cockpit, XF-4 Yellow Green for Wheel wells, XF-16 Flat Al for cowling interior, X-10 Gunmetal for engine, XF-69 NATO black for instruments and radio. All were mixed 1:4 with Mr. Leveler thinner, and airbrushed at about 12 psi, using my Badger Anthem.
The writing detail may be overkill, let me know. I don't think I'll include the time to write this up as part of the build time (too much time!). Total time so far, including research: 4 hours 5 minutes.
This promises to be quite a bit of fun for me!