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the fantastic Tamiya kit…Aeromaster decals
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Craig Abrahamson said on March 2, 2014
Nice job on the Jug, Bob….I love it!
AL HOFFMAN said on March 2, 2014
Really sharp. Great work on the checkerboards.
Can you tell what you used for the NMF?
bob mack said on March 10, 2014
alclad chrome for lexan over MM gloss black…not overly durable stuff
James Kelley said on March 2, 2014
Beautiful T-Bolt. 🙂
George Williams said on March 2, 2014
Very impressive model, Bob, I love it, too!
Joe Caputo said on March 2, 2014
Outstanding, Bob. 5 stars !
Steven Davis said on March 2, 2014
Geez, checkerboard, invasion stripes, and natural metal finish, could you pick any other combination harder to do? But you pulled it off fantastically Beutiful job!
Alan Rush said on March 3, 2014
Great photos, Bob. Really involved and nice finish on a plane that really wants to be recognized and avoided by the friendly AA gunners.
neil foster said on March 3, 2014
Fantastic work Bob.
Hey ! now you’ve got this beauty finished you must be at a loose end,why not join in the D Day group build……..
Gregor d said on March 3, 2014
Amazing! Superb NMF.
Simon Whitney said on March 3, 2014
Wow Bob , a great looking Jug there, you did a great save on what you said to us.
Well done Bob.
Mark Housley said on March 3, 2014
looks like you got the NMF just right lovely build those chequers would have scared the c**p outa me,
nice one Bob
Josh Patterson said on March 3, 2014
Holy cow! Awesome job! Did you paint the checkerboard or are the decals just that well engineered?
superscale checker decals josh
Josh Patterson said on March 11, 2014
How were they set up, in halves or quarters? Or was it just one big wraparound saving the seam for the bottom? I may try a checkerboard P-47 now because it is striking to look at, but I was just intimidated by it!
Tom Cleaver said on March 3, 2014
Really nice work. Ben Mayo is one of the most interesting pilots of the 78th, commanding 82ndand 83rd Fighter Squadrons at various times in the period between D-Day and his death. (shameless personal plug, get my Osprey Aces 115, “Aces of the 78th Fighter Group” and read about him) The 78th at this time, along with the other 8th AF P-47 Groups, was tasked for air support through IX TAC for the invasion from D-Day till after Operation Market Garden.
One thing (not a criticism) for others: when the P-47 went to NMF they stopped painting the leading edge of the flap and interior of the flap well. You can tell if an airplane was painted “in the field” if you see it with the flaps lowered and the leading edge silver, because they were painted on the base with the flaps up (this from Dick Hewitt, who was in charge of painting 82nd FS airplanes).
Again, a beautiful rendition of one of the Duxford Eagles’ most iconic Thunderbolts.
Erich Goldbach said on March 3, 2014
Great job all around. You really did a great job with the stripes, checkers and NMF…lots of patience no doubt!
Frank Cronin said on March 4, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous. I like everything about it.
Mike Maynard said on March 4, 2014
Nice clean build. superior work on the “checkerboard”, it must have been a difficult job. Looks great!
Gary Brantley said on March 5, 2014
Whoa, whoa, whoa Bob! That is one beautiful ‘Jug. I could spend a long time looking over the pics; well, I already have actually and will look some more! Bravo!!
bob mack said on March 6, 2014
thank you gentlemen for the marvelous reception
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