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flyingskid2
03-01-2004, 08:56 AM
I'm building a tamiya 1/48 model of the p-47 razorback and i'm now done putting together the fuselage. One thing that seems striking to me is how the p-47 model doesn't look nearly as fat as pictures of it show. It actually looks quite slim from above and even the side view is not that bad. What's more likely, my tamiya model is inaccurate, or the p-47 is just not photogenic?

flyingskid2
03-01-2004, 08:56 AM
I'm building a tamiya 1/48 model of the p-47 razorback and i'm now done putting together the fuselage. One thing that seems striking to me is how the p-47 model doesn't look nearly as fat as pictures of it show. It actually looks quite slim from above and even the side view is not that bad. What's more likely, my tamiya model is inaccurate, or the p-47 is just not photogenic?

Red_Storm
03-01-2004, 09:02 AM
Use less putty... LOL

Fenna
03-01-2004, 09:04 AM
LMFAO!!1111111

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Aztek_Eagle
03-01-2004, 09:05 AM
u shuld stand to it is side and see, it is not fat, it is just big, realy big, p51 at it is side looks like a crap plane

Zeus-cat
03-01-2004, 09:16 AM
flyingskid2,

Check the box. You may have purchased the Adkins version. This version has poor acceleration due to low carbs. LOL

robban75
03-01-2004, 09:21 AM
I have a Tamiya P-47 kit in 1/48 scale and it looks really good, probably one of the best model kits ever created! I think that the P-47 looks fatter on photgraphs due to its overall size, it's easy to get a "fish-eye" effect.

http://members.chello.se/unni/D-9.JPG

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oFZo
03-01-2004, 09:31 AM
Tamiya is usually as acurate as it gets http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Platypus_1.JaVA
03-01-2004, 09:33 AM
My Hasegawa P-47 is also not that fat. Well, actually it is but, it is slightly longer then my Il-2 sturmovik so, it doesn't appear to be very fat.

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robban75
03-01-2004, 09:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by oFZo:
Tamiya is usually as acurate as it gets http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

True, except for their Fw 190D-9, it is bad. The Trimaster/Dragon/DML/Hasegawa/Italeri D-9 is ALOT better! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

And doesn't it look fat.

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal2/1301-1400/Gal1399_P-47D_Kelley/02.jpg

http://members.chello.se/unni/D-9.JPG

When it comes to aircombat, I'd rather be lucky than good any day!

BSS_Goat
03-01-2004, 09:49 AM
It's probably the clothes she's wearing.

cuski
03-01-2004, 10:32 AM
Well, it is a known fact that the camera does add 10lbs, doesn't it? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

horseback
03-01-2004, 11:27 AM
Photographs of the time were taken in black & white, which does appear to add bulk. However, you also have to remember that professional photographers are also artists, and they want to get their first impression across to the person who sees the photo; the P-47 is so much more massive than any other WWII fighter (with the possible exception of the Hellcat) that the first impression it gives, especially among its' contemporaries, is of sheer size. Most photos were composed to emphasize that impression.

The designer of the P-47, Alexander Kartveli, after his initial studies of the requirements for supercharging the R-2800 engine for his new fighter, is quoted as saying "It will be a dinosaur, but it will be a well-proportioned dinosaur." T-Rex was big too, but you wouldn't call him fat (certainly not to his face).

The Tamiya and Hasegawa 1/48th scale models do a very good job of portraying both its relative size and the masterful job of streamlining Kartveli did on his masterpiece.

cheers

horseback

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TILLIO
03-01-2004, 11:34 AM
Do you have seen the P47 profile in Microsoft CFS3?http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif Bleahhhh !!!

Cajun76
03-01-2004, 11:56 AM
She's not fat, she's voluptuous! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://img12.photobucket.com/albums/v30/Cajun76/p47n.jpg

Good hunting,
Cajun76

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NawlinzVoodoo
03-01-2004, 10:34 PM
Hey Cajun, do you know anyone who owns a P-47 in Louisiana? I saw one a week ago while I was up in Amite doing some camping. She was a beaut and sounded awesome.

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Cajun76
03-01-2004, 10:49 PM
Cool! No, I don't know anyone from back home with a P-47. I'm currently stationed in Japan at the moment. There may be a recrod of restored P-47 warbird on the net, though. It would be even cooler in it was a DoubleBolt, and I could get a ride. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Good hunting,
Cajun76

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chris455
03-01-2004, 11:30 PM
Somebody call me FAT?????????

http://members.cox.net/miataman1/P47.jpg

(FIN)-Cowboy
03-02-2004, 01:21 AM
Heard on GreaterGreen:
p47_girl: "does this skin make me look fat?"

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ELEM
03-02-2004, 02:00 AM
"Does my fuselage look big in this?"

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