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1/48 Tamiya P-47D "Bubbletop" 1 year 8 months ago #1

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Something I've been working on over the last week or so in between the other builds I've been working on.
1/48 Tamiya P-47D "Bubbletop" its a very nice kit to build but the decals are a dog, I had to continually piece them together, I wish I'd used some of the aftermarket ones I've got kicking around.
Just getting some more practice in on the metal finish prior to commencing with the big B-25



























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'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'

1/48 Tamiya P-47D "Bubbletop" 1 year 8 months ago #2

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Nice Job...

What did you use for the NMF???
I’m painting the NMF on the Tamiya Ki-61 ATM so interested to see what you used..

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1/48 Tamiya P-47D "Bubbletop" 1 year 8 months ago #3

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A mix of Alclad II, AK Extreme Metals and the AK Wax Metals, the weathering again is a mix of Ammo of Mig PLW, Oils and AK/Ammo type washes.

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1/48 Tamiya P-47D "Bubbletop" 1 year 8 months ago #4

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So we’re the Tamiya decals old or just no good? I’ve not come across bad ones, it’s been a while since I last used any so it’ll be good to know. Love how this has turned out btw.

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1/48 Tamiya P-47D "Bubbletop" 1 year 8 months ago #5

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They were very thin and cracked easily.

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1/48 Tamiya P-47D "Bubbletop" 1 year 8 months ago #6

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Very nice, love the effects over the metal and the checkers look perfect.

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Gary wrote: A mix of Alclad II, AK Extreme Metals and the AK Wax Metals, the weathering again is a mix of Ammo of Mig PLW, Oils and AK/Ammo type washes.


Understood... I'm running with Alclad and Gunze Super metallics...

Once again nice work..

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1/48 Tamiya P-47D "Bubbletop" 1 year 8 months ago #8

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shaunfletcher wrote: Very nice, love the effects over the metal and the checkers look perfect.

Thanks, the checkers are decals.

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1/48 Tamiya P-47D "Bubbletop" 1 year 8 months ago #9

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Yeah and a bugger to put on and get them looking like paint I reckon which is what I meant!

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1/48 Tamiya P-47D "Bubbletop" 1 year 8 months ago #10

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shaunfletcher wrote: Very nice, love the effects over the metal and the checkers look perfect.

Thanks, the checkers are decals.

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1/48 Tamiya P-47D "Bubbletop" 1 year 8 months ago #11

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Hi Gary,
Very inspiring build you got there. Looks bloody fantastic. Can't wait to see your large scale B 25!
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Wow very nice :woohoo:
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1/48 Tamiya P-47D "Bubbletop" 1 year 8 months ago #13

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Nice Gary, another finished build to find a home for.
Your going to need a trailer this year for AiC :lol:

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