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Trumpeter P-47D Razorback


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39 minutes ago, Dekenba said:

CDC?

I've been told by a very, very high-up government source that I should be drinking or injecting myself with disinfectant, whilst grilling myself with UV light, in order to kill that darned virus. So, being a trusting sort, I'm planning on doing so this evening.

It was great knowing you all.

No flowers.

I got that same advice, and of course being a loyal Fed will be self-administering both IV and atomized Clorox while parked unprotected under a set of high-intensity UV lights for 24 hours

 

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40 minutes ago, crazypoet said:

I got that same advice, and of course being a loyal Fed will be self-administering both IV and atomized Clorox while parked unprotected under a set of high-intensity UV lights for 24 hours

 

And, looking on the bright side, there will soon be an extra 300 odd 1/32 kits on EBay in the UK, including about 75 WNW's.

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So while I’m working on the flaps...  A question for those who may have trod this path before...

On all the color pics I’ve seen, the Outer/exposed part of the mechanical links are painted (or not) to match the surrounding wing.  Awesome and makes perfect sense.

The inner mechanical bits (that’s a valid technical term according to all of my ex-spouses...) are a bit less obvious.  Refurbished aircraft show them in both primer and bare metal.  I’ve not (yet) found a good color photo of the naked nethers of a P-47 during WWII.

any hints?

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So I took the plunge and went with bare aluminum for the flap hinge internals.  The surfaces that would be visible when the flaps are closed are painted to match the adjoining panels and life is good.

These things are beginning to look a bit more like wings...

I primed and painted the next batch of PE, and added a few necessary bits to the wheel wells, then turned my attention to the guns

Note to self: next time, prime and paint the brass barrels *before* attaching...  My go-to dark gray Vallejo primer just did not want to adhere to the brass at all, so I ended up stripping the barrels and re-priming with Alclad black primer instead.  This would have been much simpler had I not already primed and started finishing the receivers.  I had to decant the primer into a small jar and dip the bloody things...

Lesson learned.

I’ll use Uschi (steel) and Tamiya (Light Gun Metal) powders to do the final metal finish once the primer sets, then it’s time to finish the gun bay internals and move on.

 

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I have honk it looks great. One of he shortcomings of the Hasegawa kit are those big steps in the flaps where they join the wing when retracted. For some reason, that’s always really bothered me. 

But you nailed it with the Trumpeter edition. 

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32 minutes ago, leitch144 said:

I maybe wrong but I thought the gun bays and wheel wells on the P-47 were all Zinc Chromate Yellow?

Andy

 

 

There is evidence that they were many colors, some photos show a very bright yellow zinc, some show an aluminum with barely a light mist of yellow zinc dusted on, almost translucent, and then I found this photo. This shows a more green zinc color, possibly a yellow zinc over coated with interior green. 

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as the wing stripes are yellow, you can see the gear doors are more green than yellow. Looks here like they were possibly painted interior green over the yellow, which is even more curious as this is a NMF bird and camouflage was no longer an issue.

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59 minutes ago, leitch144 said:

I maybe wrong but I thought the gun bays and wheel wells on the P-47 were all Zinc Chromate Yellow?

Andy

 

 

You may be correct; I’d already started with interior green when I found the info on Zinc Chromate Yellow on another site. 

I’ve seen enough examples in Interior Green that I can at least make a case (the early photos I found were green, which is why I started in that direction).  
 

Since then, I’ve noticed that there seems to be about  50/50 mix between green and yellow, plus some gray/white examples just for fun.

The challenge is that these are all restorations; while I *hope* that they’d stay with original colors, there’s no guarantee.

I finally tracked down a copy of “P-47 in Detail and Scale”, which should help insofar as using the correct color for the correct factory on this bird

if need-be, after the book arrives tomorrow, I’ll repaint.

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Finally got the book, and yes I’ll need to do some repainting of the gun and landing gear bays.  The restored versions that I’ve seen in cockpit green are not correct.

Curtiss-produced versions were done in cockpit green, and some field depots also used this color.  But... since my bird was Republic-built and I can’t reasonably document field mods outside of the gunsight and prop, back to the factory finish it is

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