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P-47 Thunderbolt
TedMamere
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 04:30 PM UTC


Nigel Julian (Lampie) asserts the crown of "Bare Metal Finish King" with this lovely P-47 Thunderbolt. And yes it''s 1/72 scale!

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Thanks!
JackFlash
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 05:19 PM UTC
Impressive work!
WingTzun
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 07:32 PM UTC
Very Nice. What's his secret?
lampie
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 09:21 PM UTC
Sacre Bleu Jean Luc!!,,Bare Metal Finish King??? :-) :-)
You must have hit the Calvados early this morning LOL.
Im still blushing.
Thanks for the comments guys.

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Very Nice. What's his secret?


The secret?,,your looking at it right now. Aeroscale/Kitmaker!
This was the first time Id attempted a NMF and used Alclad.In fact,it was also my first Tamiya aircraft build as well.
I asked questions on the site,got great answers and practiced before I did anything on the P47.
The fact that this Thunderbolt turned out so well is as much due to this website and its members than anything Ive done.
Cheers guys
Nige
(still blushing)
newtothegame
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 10:53 PM UTC
Congratulations again on an excellent Thunderbolt!
Leon
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 11:01 PM UTC
Nigel:

That is a real solid build you have there! The finish is beautiful and well executed. Definitely a top shelf model, and a great representation of the P-47.

Thanks for showing it to us. I'm sure it will inspire others to do the same.

Cheers!

John
lampie
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2006 - 10:39 PM UTC
Hi Guys!!
Guess what?
My P47 was awarded a "Commended" certificate in the Aircraft Class at the Wombourne Aerospace and Vehicle Club annual Model Show today
So now my Bubbletop has a certificate for a base and pride of place in the display cabinet!


Nige
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2006 - 10:44 PM UTC
Congratulations mate. Definitely worthy of a medal or two.
Have a couple of cyber on me.
Andy
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2006 - 11:36 PM UTC

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My P47 was awarded a "Commended" certificate



Hi Nigel!

So my "Bare Metal Finish King" comment wasn't overstated
Congratulations!

Jean-Luc
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2006 - 02:11 AM UTC
See Nige I told you it was good, make sure that you syndicate this over to the IPMS site (IPMS UK Kitmaker Branch, The British Bulldogs) Sorry couldn't resist, we are changing our name
Mal
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2006 - 04:16 AM UTC
The P-47 does look awfully good there Nige and congratulations on your certificate. Very Cool

Wayne
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2006 - 10:46 PM UTC
Hi Nigel:

That P 47 looks fantastic. Congratulations.
lampie
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2006 - 02:56 AM UTC
Thanks guys!
Getting a "commended" is really the icing on the cake for this build.
Mal,,Ive posted syndicated the build article onto the IPMS UK KITMAKER NETWORK BRANCH,THE BRITISH BULLDOGS..(follow the IPMS link on the left) and will syndicate the photo feature over in a few days.
Nige
lampie
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2006 - 01:44 AM UTC
Hi Guys.
My P47 went one better today and took 3rd in its class at the Sutton Coldfield show .
I guess theres something about a NMF!
Nige