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Eduard P-47D Thunderbolt "Dottie Mae" WIP


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On 11/18/2018 at 12:54 PM, Bomber_County said:

Love the modulation of the panels, congrats.......cracking jug.....

Thank's Phil:thumbsup2:, at the moment i'm gonna paint some details and after that it's time for the matt clear coat.

21 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Danny

Just loving the build.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Thank's Peter.:thumbsup2: I think within a hour something will be delivered to add some extra touch to the JUG. I keep you guy's informed.

Regards

Danny

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Yesterday i added a flat clear coat onto the P-47 and glued some details onto the model. Today i will do some exhaust stains and further wheatering.

But look who came yesterday for a visit, she only needs some paint to give here the look's she deserve.

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I will do a little diorama like the box-art. I love that art-work.

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Almost finished and disaster strikes like a real pro......:omg:. While airbrushing some smoke stains i used a little tape to mask some areas onto the engine cowl, without notice i took the tape really care full away, but some decal from Dottie came lose which i didn't see and was torned of the cowl.............:wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:Stupid me.

Time to contact Eduard for a new decal.

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Thank's Guy's for the kind comment's. At the moment i've got an email from Eduard that they soon will send a spare decal. So patience will come handy for now.

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Oh my, Danny, that's worst case. Have I understood right that you used a flat coat after decaling and it happened nevertheless, that's weird.
Once I read about a method of carefully masking, using water dampened paper, but I never tried it. Hope you will get substitutes. There was a member here building the Wooooooooooo-version recently. Maybe you should ask him for a Dottie Mae.

Cheers Rob

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1 hour ago, DocRob said:

Oh my, Danny, that's worst case. Have I understood right that you used a flat coat after decaling and it happened nevertheless, that's weird.
Once I read about a method of carefully masking, using water dampened paper, but I never tried it. Hope you will get substitutes. There was a member here building the Wooooooooooo-version recently. Maybe you should ask him for a Dottie Mae.

Cheers Rob

Water damped paper........:).....Now that could be an idea. Thank's Rob for this nice idea. I will keep that in mind for the future.

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Pretty neat idea. If I have to mask over a decal,I first mask with Tamiya tape - sticky side up and then a very sim bit of Tamiya tape with the sticky side down but only on the painted surface and the balance of the mask is just a solid barrier. Nearly every time in the past when I tried to carefully mask over a sealed decal, I've had the same heartbreak as Danny.

Peter

 

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Hi Danny, watching your great Dottie Mae developing, made me starting mine as a relax build, before going back to the dreadful Komet. So far everything is looking bueno and I have to say, that I really enjoy a kit with two fuselage halves instead of these multiple panel affairs :).

While dry fitting one question arose and because your pics of the engine/cowling surgery dosen't show anymore I ask you directly. The 1mm step on the bottom connection of the cowling/fuselage connection is visible on my kit too (who wonders). How did you manage to lower the engine mount and keep the upper shape of the engine cooling flaps (much more noticeable) in shape.

I'm thinking about thinning the fuselage a little on the lower side behind the cowling, instead of lowering the engine mount. There are only a few panel lines to rescribe. What do you think?

Cheers Rob

P.S. The step looks worse on the pictures than in reality, it's maximum is 1mm, in the middle only half a millimeter.

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2 hours ago, DocRob said:

Hi Danny, watching your great Dottie Mae developing, made me starting mine as a relax build, before going back to the dreadful Komet. So far everything is looking bueno and I have to say, that I really enjoy a kit with two fuselage halves instead of these multiple panel affairs :).

While dry fitting one question arose and because your pics of the engine/cowling surgery dosen't show anymore I ask you directly. The 1mm step on the bottom connection of the cowling/fuselage connection is visible on my kit too (who wonders). How did you manage to lower the engine mount and keep the upper shape of the engine cooling flaps (much more noticeable) in shape.

I'm thinking about thinning the fuselage a little on the lower side behind the cowling, instead of lowering the engine mount. There are only a few panel lines to rescribe. What do you think?

Cheers Rob

P.S. The step looks worse on the pictures than in reality, it's maximum is 1mm, in the middle only half a millimeter.

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Hi Rob,

i will try to explain you by a photo. It's fairly simple, just cut the engine mount from the fuselage, and lower it until you have a satisfactory result. That's what i did, no more, no less.

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I glued the engine mount back onto the fuselage with Epoxy glue.

Regards

Danny

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Thanks Danny, that's what I had in mind you did. It's hard to tell from your recent pictures, but by lowering the engine/cowling, it seems to me that you loose the correct shape on the upper side of the cowling/fuselage joint. There should be a little step and this to me is more important to keep, as it is very visible. A perfect solution would be, lowering only the lower part of the cowling by a millimeter and fill the gap with some sheet., but I might give the above mentioned method of sanding the lower fuselage side the preference.

Thanx for brainstorming mate and I hope you don't mind me hijacking your thread about your wonderful Dottie Mae.

Cheers Rob

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On 11/27/2018 at 1:40 PM, Peterpools said:

If only Hasegawa would have paid a bit more attention :X:

Peter

It's an older kit peter, so we will give them the benefit of doubt.:D

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I tried the sanding the bottom fuselage and rescribe two panel lines method and for me that solution is sufficent. There still is a little bulge in the lower fuselage, but that is to be seen on the side drawing and on the photo of the Chino P-47 below as well. The correction job took just ten minutes.

So for now I stop self WIP-ing your WIP Danny (till further questions arise) :D .

Cheers Rob

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8 hours ago, DocRob said:

I tried the sanding the bottom fuselage and rescribe two panel lines method and for me that solution is sufficent. There still is a little bulge in the lower fuselage, but that is to be seen on the side drawing and on the photo of the Chino P-47 below as well. The correction job took just ten minutes.

So for now I stop self WIP-ing your WIP Danny (till further questions arise) :D .

Cheers Rob

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Interesting.  I had no idea.

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