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England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 18, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 04:53 AM UTC
Just finished today my latest build (for the Down Low campaign on Aeroscale) of a Tamiya 1/48th P-47D Thunderbolt from the 73rd FS 318th FG. The kit was built oob with the only addition of Eduard's etch seatbelts. The kit is painted with Alclad Aluminium and Dark Aluminium with other details picked out using Tamiya acrylic paints. Superscale decals were used for the squadron markings with the kit decals used for the stencils. I'm really pleased with the result except when i masked the demarcation lines for the OD anti glare panel and when I removed the tape it removed half of the kill markings off the fuselage despite have 3 coats of Kleer so i had to hand paint some of them back in by hand.

As always comments are welcome

just need to get my other three? campaigns out of the way and then i can get started on This
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: December 23, 2005
KitMaker: 6,249 posts
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007 - 03:57 AM UTC
Great Job Allen!
The different shades of Alclad work really well. I have about 6 different ones ready for when I do my next NMF.
I really fancy doing a 1:48 Tamiya Jug but Im going to stick to 1:72 for now. Im planning on building another bubbletop but this time Im going to build the checkerboard version on the box top.
Got a certain Razorback to finish yet for the same campaign as you P47.
Congratulations on a fine model.
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: September 30, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 02:00 AM UTC
Yes very nice Allen
I have seen this in the flesh, wonderful. I hope that we see this at Doncaster in April.
I must get my Tamiya Jugs started soon