Tamiya 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"

Postby Lego » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:34 pm

Hi Stephen,

I really wanted to keep the checkered front as I managed to rescue it and I think it looks great. After that I really don't care. Reading a couple of build logs it seems many people just spray the stripes underneath as the decals are not good enough.

I was sick seeing these oop as these should be better quality than the tamiya.

http://www.ultracast.ca/products/Limited%20Stock/AeroMaster/48-Scale/48-789/default.htm

Gary in wicklow model shop said he will get me another set of the tamiya decals if I want. I will just use them for the markings etc if I decide to go that way.

Open to any suggestions really and thanks for the offering.

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"

Postby stephen8718 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:56 pm

Hi Lego its your lucky day. i have that sheet in my stash. send me a PM of your address and i will cut out the ones needed for the markings of the one with the chequered nose.

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"

Postby Lego » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:57 pm

Thanks so much pm sent. :shock:

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"

Postby Vinny » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:38 pm

Lego wrote:Was hoping to do a good build for ISM after all the great tips you guys have given me and well just wanted to do this better.

Well there's absolutely nothing wrong with the build! She's a beauty! Very nicely constructed and very neat modeling skills. The NMF looks flawless too! :DX The only thing that let you down were the decals and that's not your fault… it could have happened Mig himself! :lol: Great to see Stephen has come to the rescue with some replacement decals so now you'll be able to dress this girl up to do your build justice.

Great stuff!
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"

Postby eoinfinnegan » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:18 pm

Jesus after doing such a good job I can't believe that happened to you, I hope you manage to fix the decals because the finish to the paint is excellent

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"

Postby Lego » Fri May 02, 2014 6:29 pm

Thanks Eoin the story of wow has a now been finished with overall good results anyway.

So I ripped the decals off and painted the D-Day stripes, I now know that is the way to go in future.

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The microsol etc.. left a stain on the bare metal finish that I could not get rid of without sanding and repainting but I don't have enough alclad to do that. So hopefully decals will cover over most of it [smilie=pray.gif] I had to spray tamiya on the drop tank but I don't mind.
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"

Postby Lego » Fri May 02, 2014 6:39 pm

Again a big thank you to Stephen for sending me decals so I could rescue this project. :o)b

I am really proud of this model because it is by far the best work I have produced in my three years hobbying [smilie=rofl.gif] . I could only do it with all the help you have provided me, thanks.

The kit is fantastic to build with practically no filling at all. The decals I shall not mention as I will end this build on a high note and I will let the photos talk for themselves.

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"

Postby Vinny » Fri May 02, 2014 8:37 pm

Wow! That's absolutely stunning!! It looks flawless! :DX The NMF is gorgeous and the new decals went down really well (around the nose is an especially skilled job).

Well done Lego, she's a beauty and you're very right to be proud of your work. I think you have a prize winner on your hands! [smilie=first.gif]

Keep it up!
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"

Postby stephen8718 » Fri May 02, 2014 11:36 pm

well done Ian it turned out really well. that is one to be proud of. glad i could be of help with the decals. thats what this forum is here for to help us all out in times of need with advice comments and bits and pieces.

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubbletop"

Postby Lego » Sat May 03, 2014 9:22 am

Thanks lads.


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