Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Fujimi 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt - Undercart and wingies

Have made new undercart doors, and cemented the wing upper halves to the fuselage, as after a bit of dry fitting there was huge gaps at the wing roots.

A bit of tiding up of the cowl flaps and rudder hinge line as well.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Fujimi 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt

Five weeks without touching plastic, due to house having it's minor cosmetic earthquake damaged repaired, I really need, need, need, to build something, so a bit of Stash diving, and dragged out a Fujimi P-47

 I like the box art scheme, flying skull, crossbones and eagle, awesome, but it's not the scheme included,..
 HV A in white codes.

I really want to do the box art so I'll print some decals I think.

Few parts and fewer instructions, no painting guide, I suppose due to it being:

"Molded in true colour"

"Full rivet detail"

"With detailed pilot"

It has working features as well, spinning prop, working under carriage and the first time I've struck it:

 working flaps!

But all poking the borax aside it looks like a fun build.