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Mike Licari
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Tamiya 1/48 P-47D

April 12, 2020 · in Aviation · · 8 · 1.5K

Here's my . Vallejo Metal Color (Aluminum) was used. After the decals were added, I sealed everything with a semi-gloss coat. Graphite pencil was used in the panel lines, then scrubbed with a stiff brush in order to work in some tone into the surrounding paint. I also used some pastels and Tamiya weathering kits on a number of places. Silver pencil was used for a bit of chipping on the olive drab panel as well as the prop. Finally, a dark gray wash was sparingly used in specific locations (landing gear, gear doors and wells, and a few spots where there are hinges, flaps, etc.).

Hope you like it!

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8 responses

  1. Looks extremely well done, Mike. I like the weathering. I find it more challenging to weather NMF planes.
    All the best!

  2. Good looking Jug Mike.

  3. Beautiful Thunderbolt

  4. Very nice work. Realistic weathering of the aluminum surface.

  5. Thanks everyone!

  6. Very nice - subtle touch to the weathering- I like it!

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