Monday, 15 October 2012

Fujimi 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt - finished

Fujimi 1/72 P-47D Thunderbolt

Well got to the point, of can't be bothered doing anymore, so she is done.

A fun build, and I enjoyed the kit, I'd certainly build more.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Fujimi 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt - touching up

Airbrush out tonight, as Bruce Leyland-Jones posted a lovely 1/144th Platz P-47 with the same scheme, and it showed yellow edging tot he black tail stripes. Also some red (I assume) no step marks on the flaps.
A couple of coats of gloss varnish, and I got the brushes out to touch in the eagle.
Much better.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Fujimi 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt - deccles

Just finished putting the deccles on tonight..
The stars and bars are from an Academy Avenger kit, a little bit crispy but seem to be ok, a tad translucent over the black invasion bands, might have to fix that.

Tranluceny of the eagle isn;t oo bad, as it's a clear decal, I think I'll just have to paint the neck/ace white, and the talon.

I really chuffed with how the skull and crossbones look.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Fujimi 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt - decals and touch ups

Sat down this afternoon and printed out the decals..
The eagle I pinched from a profile I found on the web, and tidied it up a bit. The skull and cross bones, weren't the best in the profile and to low a resolution so I created them from scratch, and (to me) look a lot better.

Got the airbrush out tonight and sprayed some Klear over them, and fixed the yellow and aluminium on the P-47. Remembered to paint the prop boss yellow, and paint up a prop blur for it, so quite a productive evening.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Fujimi 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt - painting..

Vallejo Aluminium - tick
Stuffed up touching up the yellow - tick
Yellow overspray on the fuselage - tick
Damaged the aluminium while removing overspray - tick
Masked up to touch up the yellow and aluminium - tick
Writing out "Must use tweezers to lift masking tape, not dirty  great clumsy finger nail" 100 times - tick