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flyingskid2
01-13-2004, 08:38 AM
my wife just got me a P-47D tamiya model for my birthday. never flew this plane before, but now i'm hooked on this plane. working on the model certainly inpires me to learn more about the plane. this is my first scale model btw. and she's actually not bad to look at too.

flyingskid2
01-13-2004, 08:38 AM
my wife just got me a P-47D tamiya model for my birthday. never flew this plane before, but now i'm hooked on this plane. working on the model certainly inpires me to learn more about the plane. this is my first scale model btw. and she's actually not bad to look at too.

1.JaVA_Hornet
01-13-2004, 08:53 AM
hI,
You also have a sweet wife.

Try to buy an airbrush that gives your model
a real look.

1.JaVA_hornet
The Netherlands

zoomar2
01-13-2004, 11:56 AM
yes you do have a sweet wife and scale modelling is a great hobby and an airbrush makes your model much more accurate.....but please don't say you have "flown" a P-47 or anything else unless you have actually sat in the seat and pulled real g's in a real piece of metal bouncing about on unstable air. We computer playes are most assuredly not flying anything!

TheGozr
01-13-2004, 12:41 PM
Hey Kiddo Happy birthday!..

-GOZR
"TheMotorheads" All for One and One for All (http://www.french.themotorhead.com/themotorhead_fighters/)

flyingskid2
01-13-2004, 12:49 PM
c'mon, zoomar, i think it's clear that when anybody here says "flying" or "shooting" or doing anything with a plane it means in IL2 FB game. Otherwise we would qualify and say IRL (in real life).

hmmm, second guy to recommend an airbrush. i'll consider it. thanks.

thanks, Gozr.

TheGozr
01-13-2004, 01:12 PM
Kiddo about a good ol 1 vs 1?


http://www.french.themotorhead.com/themotorhead_fighters/forumdisplay.php?s=e896718a801dc54b8683daf7c006d6c 7&forumid=6

-GOZR
"TheMotorheads" All for One and One for All (http://www.french.themotorhead.com/themotorhead_fighters/)

MZ6
01-13-2004, 04:02 PM
The Tamiya P47 is one o* the best kits I've seen! One tip, When gl*ing the two **selage halves together, make s*re that the **selage is gl*ed right onto the wing spar ***embly, otherwise the wings will not *it properly
Consider Tamiya Silverlea* spray paint, *nlike most silver paints, it dries ro** hard and yo* can mask and paint over it

BTW wat's with the weird cencoring in this *or*m

MiloMorai
01-13-2004, 04:31 PM
flyingskid2, next time you use the word fly, put some quotation marks around it so some won't get such a hard-on.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

A pic might be worth a thousand words but a model is worth a million words. Next best thing to the real thing.

Airhead_777_AVG
01-13-2004, 05:37 PM
I'm an old airbrush artist from way back...thus my flying ID. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif What type of paints do you guys recommend for scale models?

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Zeus-cat
01-13-2004, 06:00 PM
Making models without an airbrush is like playing IL-2 without a joystick. You can do it in theory, but - I take that back, you can't do either of those things.

Zeus-cat

westcoastphil
01-13-2004, 06:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Airhead_777_AVG:
I'm an old airbrush artist from way back...thus my flying ID. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif What type of paints do you guys recommend for scale models?

http://777AVG.com/sigs/sig03.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If the P47 is going to be built as an unpainted all aluminum plane, I recommend Alclad II laquers. The stuff is fantastic and makes a great replica of aluminum aircraft skin. Check your hobby shop, or surf the internet for further information.

If going for a camo paint job, I usually use Testor's Model Master II paints, using the correct fs color guide. Here's some reference:
http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorcharts/colorcharts.asp

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorcharts/colorcharts_2.asp

http://members.cox.net/riknbkr330/109g6small.jpg

flyingskid2
01-13-2004, 08:26 PM
since this is my first model, i'd better stick with the recommended paints in the instructions. it's a tamiya kit, so i got all tamiya paints. some are airspray, i guess for the larger surfaces and rest are acrylic, which i'm planning to brush on. i'll reserve the airbrush for my next models.

i've decided on the paint scheme of a replica of "the spirit of atlantic city". the other option in the kit is "little chief" with a large nose art of a native american chief. i like the spirit of atlantic city better, plus the pilot was an ace with 21 kills. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

this is btw the razorback version of p47-d, not the bubble-top. supposedly the later bubble-tops were the ones that had the bare aluminum scheme during the war.

here is more info about the kit:
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/plastic/148aircraftseries/61086.html

Airhead_777_AVG
01-13-2004, 10:38 PM
Westcoastphil,
Thanks for the paint information. Unfortunately, I don't think any of my existing airbrushes will take a laquer without screwing 'em up. Guess I'll have to get another before I embark on this project. BTW, great pic of the 109. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://777AVG.com/sigs/sig03.gif

westcoastphil
01-14-2004, 02:12 PM
Yes, the possibility of internal o-rings swelling up and being damaged is there. Check your manufacturers guidelines, I suppose. If you're ever in the market for another airbrush, check out www.dixieart.com (http://www.dixieart.com) . Great prices ( I bought a Paasche VL for $53).

http://members.cox.net/riknbkr330/109g6small.jpg

westcoastphil
01-14-2004, 02:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Airhead_777_AVG:
BTW, great pic of the 109. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks!!

Love to get a skin of that for flying around online.

http://members.cox.net/riknbkr330/109g6small.jpg

horseback
01-14-2004, 04:23 PM
As for the best paints for airbrushing, I still have a formidible cache of Aeromaster and Polly S enamels & acrylics. My NM finish of choice is SNJ with individual panels in Testor's Metallizers. Just remember to mist the Future on it to keep the tarnish down, and fix the decals in place. Oh, and have a dust mask handy when you use the SNJ polishing powder.

Cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

JG26Red
01-14-2004, 04:32 PM
I tend to collect the diecast ones... iam far to lazy and bad painter to do good models, i collect corgi, matchbox and dragon 1/72 armor and fighters, have plenty of 47s.51s, and 38s, kinda lacking a bit on late war german fighters, have a few 109Es, G and A4 fockes...