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P 47 D, Late for parade (D.Day GB) Sorry.

April 17, 2016 · in Aviation · · 28 · 1.8K

OK folks, I am sorry for being late but life just got in the way, well that and few other things too. So , sorry Neil, but I got there.
I was warned that this kit was a pita, and they were right too.

`s P 47 D , a poor kit, only the Cartograph decals saved it really.
Well the WIP is well documented ( see WIP )

It has been a learning experience to say the least.
She ended up being a trial run on ideas that I had read or seen on this forum.
Most of the ideas came out OK but some I am glad that it is over.

Finished with paints and Vallejo Varnishes, warts and all.

Thanks all for the support.


All comments welcome.

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  1. Simon. looks the business. Sorted them de-cals, did we? I like it, and it's a great color scheme.

  2. Good to see it finished, Simon! No apologies needed, she came out just grand, my friend.

    • Cheers Jaime, one of those builds that I wish I had not started but by the time I had finished I had learnt a lot more than I would of thought I would of done.

  3. Simon, I don't want to say this took you a while, but... if it took the Allies that long, we'd all be speaking German... Nice job, Simon, looks great ! Worht the wait !

  4. Despite the trials & tribulations of that Academy kit, ya dun gud! And it's about time, too. 🙂

  5. Simon, I kind of have a thing for P-47s, so I have to say I like what you've done here, definitely looks the part of a well used war horse. I'm drawn to the paint ware on the starboard wheel over, how'd you do that?

    • More luck I suppose.
      Base coat was Silver, to which I masked off to spray the White and Black.
      When I removed the masking tape, it took with it some of the paint.
      That and I used some liquid masking solution dabbed on with a bit of sponge.
      I hope that gives you an idea.

  6. Better late than never, Simon, and it looks great, lovely worn finish, you've obviously learnt a lot of new skills along the way.

  7. Was there a D-Day group build...oh, I'd better get started!?!

    Nice job, Simon.

  8. Awesome looking Jug.

  9. Worth the wait to see the final product! Excellent looking 47! One of my favorite paint schemes, and the weathering just looks great.

  10. I like it, Simon! Nicely weathered. Is it the 1/48 kit?

  11. Beautiful Jug, Simon. This one turned out really nice 🙂

  12. Thanks Bernd, she was a b***h all the way but I got there.

  13. Nice one Simon, you got there in the end mate!

  14. Hello Simon, that beastie sure fought hard but you did a great job. I know what you mean about life getting in the way. My best to Lady Rose.

  15. Great Jug! Your paint scheme is excellent, Sir!

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