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  1. I have built a couple and enjoyed the Tamiya ones (old I and Vb) along with the Eduard (IX) the most. The older Tamiya kits build nicely but might have some accuracy issues? Or so I have heard, here. But there is nothing wrong with the fit!

    The Eduard Mk IX was really nice! More parts, more smaller parts.. But as long as you take care and check the instructions you should be fine.


    Built a Special Hobby vc too. Not bad, but harder than the ones above. Airfix XII was pretty nice too but a little more chunky and less fine surface details - but it build intoa  brutla looking griffon Spit!

  2. 6 hours ago, MikeC said:

    That's an "ouch" moment around 2:06 when the guy who arrives to help with the bomb gets his foot under it.


    Great footage, thanks for sharing.


    That would have been me - had it been today.. ;)

  3. Really nice vids! Thanks for sharing, I have not seen them before. :)


    Re: 1943, yeah.. Saw those 6 MG wings and chuckled too. When did the first bubbeltops arrive? May-June -44? July? (Just in time to "steal" the glory from the ´bolts and b/C ponies that dealt with the Luftwaffe in preparation for D-day.. ;) )

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  4. Aha.. Yeah.. Hmm.. I can wait a while.. Or build the 72nd scale.. But I have kinda left that scale, it would bother me having a smaller one.. lol

    Tricky to make a correction kit i guess..? Looks really good, painting-wise though! Yours..?


    I wonder if "we" wanted them.. Think the SwAF was happy with the J 9s/P-35A - they did great service. And "we" wanted P-47s, cannot exactly remember why. Did not get them, asked for P-51Ds, did not geth those either, at first, not until you guys offered us Mk. IX Spits -then we could suddenly get P-51Ds! And got the first before war´s end.. A little sad we never bought the Jugs.. ;)

  5. Will do my first attempt with oil paints, washes, on this one.. (After some practicing on some trash model!). I have Abt 502s Black and Brown Wash and ordered Burnt Umber and Engine Grease. Any other ideas..? Should I get lighter ones as well (white? yellow??)?


    Just removed the annoying little national insignia on the door.. :D


    Oh! And I ordered another Razorback and Bubbeltop since I already had masks and LööK-sets for them! And the hole in the stash when i just lifted out a Razorback-box irritated me - and they were cheap (£24.86 or so is pretty cheap for those kits! Atleast here) Christmas presents for myself, from myself??

    Always liked Mahurin´s Razorback (and his P-51D!!) - and he is another interesting character.. Might do his ´bolt next.

  6. Yeah, it is not the same. I could get a new sheet, Hannants still have them in stock. But it would take a couple of weeks I think. I will see later how it "feels". :) It is noticeable when you know it - but for most people (all) that would see it live here, they would not have a clue.

    Still makes me irritated - But enough? Hmm..


    Ah! I need to get scholled about that I think. :) Norris mentioned that they sprayed them with the canopy closed so they were NMF underneath - ie when opened. I did not, so it will be closed (most of my aircraft are closed up). You have any good pictures of how you have done it on yours? (Good opportunity to see more of your ´bolts! 😎😇 )

  7. Thanks Tbolt! :)

    Seen that picture, never checked if there were any decals for it - does it say Marion?


    Oh, I have not read or checked any reviews on the P-43.. Hmm..? Is it bad?

    I think I will do a Razorback after this one (have to finish off the Revell P-47N as well) - or an Eduard P-51D. But after that, I might go for the J 9 - or S 9 rather, do not think I am ready for that Italian inspired camo yet..


    Working weekend again, so free today.. Woke up early so grabbed a big cup of coffee and started to cut out the decals.. And then they fell into the water.. ;)


    I need to work on the pin-up (front), the X is upside down.. 😕 I saw it too late. I could, maybe use the KW one if I remove it. But I think I can live with it.. Irks me but.. Yeah.

    The white part on the door I can fix, it is a little off. And it extends into thin air.


    Used Zotz for the subject specific decals except for the kill markings (Kits World) and Thundercals for the rest - all behaved very nicely!



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  8. Might have to have a look at the pin-up from that sheet out of curiosity. :) The paint mixing sounds good, I compared my Gunze Insignia Red and Yellow with the Tamiya Red and Yellow and would do the same!

    Yeah, the grey is interesting. I have the photos in colour, a few in different "shades" and in some it is lighter and more blue-ish - but in others it may very well be Ocean Grey.. I would guess it is either Dark Sea Grey or Ocean Grey - if they used Dark Green. But that is me guessing..

    They were sprayed with the canopy closed anyhow, so NMF under it (re: Norris Graser).


    Would love to see your model - feel free to post it here if you fancy or in a thread of your own (maybe there is one??). :) We are a couple of Jug-fans here..


    Yeah the P-35s and P-43s are cool as well! I bought the P-35A, or rather the J 9 as we called them in the SwAF, from Dora Wings. Might actually push it to the top of the To-Do-list after the M.. it looks quite nice! And they have a P-43 as well, don´t they?


    I went and picked up my long due Tamiya Dark Green today.. And some other "minor" boxes.. Oops!😚☺️


    51688681541_5350b65235_h.jpgIMG_0360 by Tobias Björkman, on Flickr


    In my defence, that P-47M was very lonely in the store - I am also responsible since I picked up its buddies, the bubbletop and razorbacka  few weeks ago. The Razorback I had ordered more than a month ago in another store..


    There is room for one more bubbletop in my "ready-rack stash" so..


    51687894712_d232155b9a_h.jpgIMG_0362 by Tobias Björkman, on Flickr






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  9. Hi and thanks. Great subject, is it not? :)


    Cool, yeah I will have a look at what decals I use for the underside. And I agree, only on the starboard underside. Some added that really big roundel on the underside as well but I do not think this one did.. I like the look of two on the underside however, so will need to build a subject with that, soon..


    That 1/72nd scale Tamiya is nice as well! What decals do you have?

  10. 36 minutes ago, Aigore said:

    Still at it I see :D


    Just a quick thought on your painting....why did you mask so thoroughly for the gray? Just seems like extra work since you are going to mask it again for the green...  :P

    Don't worry about covering the preshading, in my mind it shouldn't show much anyways and you are still going to postshade it :) lovely build tho and it's interesting to follow your progress!

    Thanks Algore. Oh yes1 My parents are popping in tomorrow - so I felt I wanted to get a coat of varnish on, to cure for a few days while i cannot paint (one room flat). But then again, I do not wanna rush unnecessarily and mess something up.. Something I can be pretty decent at..!


    Well,..Because double insurance to not fakk up.. ;) I had planned to free-hand it all actually - butthen did not trust I would not mess up.. And now I am glad I did cover my äss. I should get yet a smaller needle and maybe pull it off that way? (Used a .2mm H&S Evolution - yet it sprays wider than i feel comfortable with - I wonder if 0.15 and some other changes would help me in that regard?)

    I taped two 2l bags around the rest when i did the red - and managed to spill some red paint out from the cup - luckily those bags saved me.. Would probably have done something similar earlier as well, had I not masked? What can I say - I am still a colossal noob (or knob - or both!)


    And yes, I will probably need to post shade anyways - something I have never done before..😚 So need to practice first. This model is turning into my favourite so far - they way it is going and feels. The kit I know is great and I love my Jugs above anything..☺️

    This build was to be the first I tried oil washes as well - so a few new things. But that is okay if i take my time I think.


    Could not get my Dark Green, and will not be able to until Thursday so gave up and used the stinking soup from MRP.. I really do not see many reason for me to use those. Stink too much and I can get much more control with my Gunze and Tamiyas with thinner. I also feel I have less control on covarege since it is so thin - then suddenly covers up.. Might be something I need to get used to I guess.. But I get Gunze and Tamiya to last longer with thinner than those quite expensive, wishy-washy pottages from MRP.. Yuck, not a fan.


    Not that it did not behave, it did, it did the job - I just do not see many pros over what I am used to. But please, prove me wrong..


    Red is (mostly) Gunze 327 but I put down a layer of Tamiya XF-7 with Gunze´s Flat White first. Da red wunz go fasta´!


    And something fun I found out - I echanged some emails with Norris Graser of Thundercals (lovely decals and superb quality and will "soon grace us with new sheets....) - and a hell of alot of the research that is the basis of many decals on P-47s made by Aeromaster, Superscale, Microscale, Zotz Revell, Monogram etc, in the past. - he actually knew the pilot of this P-47. Need to ask him more about that. :)






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