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  1. Hi there! First finished for 2023, a Thunderbolt from Fuerza Aerea Mexicana, by Hasegawa in 1/48. A Lend-Lease machine from after the war, not an aircraft from the Mexican corps in the Pacific. Tamiya's Jug is bettern but this one is still a nice and simple kit. It's my second P-47 finished since restarting in late 2021 I've a third 70% finished, hopefully latter this year, and I believe I can add another before 2024. Up to you and your comments.
  2. Hello Everyone, I present to you, my P-47 of the 201 Escuadron Mexican Air Force. This was built for the P-47 GB earlier in the year, unfortunately due to me moving and being lazy, I didn't get her finished on time. I enjoyed the GB alot and loved all of the other models that where built there. I decided on this one as I saw a picture of it, when I was playing WarThunder and really liked the design. The model is the classic Revell 1/72 P-47 and the decals are from an AeroMaster sheet, which I wasn't too impressed with. Enjoy! Oh the build thread can be found **here**. I noticed that one of the gun barrels was bent, actually you can see it above closet to the wheel. I think this was done when my gf was cleaning the shelf it sits on. Oh well... Thanks for looking! Kind Regards, Dazz
  3. Hello Everyone, I said in modelling minions thread that I was going to join in with a Mexican P-47 once I had sorted all the bits out. I did have a Revell 1/72 P-47 N that I was going to use, but upon research and after discussion it has been suggested that the N model wouldn't be a good place to start to backdate to a D model. Well that was me buggered. So I purchased two new kits of the Revell P-47D-30 which as far as I can tell... is exactly the same mould... I give up. So now I have 3 kits. I have loved the Mexican scheme of the 201 Escuadron, Fuerza Aerea Expedicionaria Mexicana, attached to the 58th FG, in the Philippines in 1945 since I saw the aircraft on a loading screen for War Thunder believe it or not. I just thought it was interesting to see the Mexican triangle (I don't know it's correct name) and the Stars and Bars of the USAAF on the same aircraft (clicky link for a HD wallpaper of said picture). Thankfully I searched for the picture again before I started and checked my decal sheet as I was under the impression the bars where yellow, but apparently they where black and white. I have seen colour pictures of the actual aircraft to back it up also... so god knows where I got yellow from? I also thought these aircraft where based in Italy, but they where actually based in the Philippines... really think I am getting confused with the Brazilian ones. Anyhow on Got the kits from KingKit... wished I had paid £3.99 for it, but I aint gonna moan. I LOVE KingKit, sure my gf doesn't tho I do really like the "Balls Out" scheme. I might do it at a later date. These pictures where taken at night with the flash off, I'm sure everyone knows what the sprues look like on this model by now... Really like that belly tank for reasons unknown... The decals are really good and quite exhaustive... for once in my life I want to build a French machine... maybe at a later date (sorry Mish, I know you like Frenchie machines). The decal sheet I will be using, not sure if AeroMaster are around anymore?? The one I will be building is the third one from the top. Decals all appear to be in register and look nicely printed. Yay! So after getting tips from TeeELL about the Instrument Panel (not the IP ). I managed to paint it up to this level. There is some really nice detail on those dials, I will have to dollop the gloss varnish on it laters. Simple things keep me happy and I am really happy with this side. Probably the wrong colours, but I am happy with it. Same again for this side, not that much will be seen mind. Wonderful cockpit, not really much to show here tbh. Instrument Panel fitted, this is a horrible picture... if anyone wants to see a better version just say so. I will re-take the photo and upload. You get the idea tho. I have also painted the wheel wells (no picture) and I have fitted the cockpit to the left fuselage but without any pictures. As I have said in my Hurricane GB. I have just been accepted for a flat with SWMBO (our first place living together). Now I am allowed to build models (like she has a choice! ) it will take us a few days/weeks to get things sorted. My mother has decided to let me have the man-cave completely to myself now (we was sharing before hand). So I can have display cabinets and such We have still got to sort stuff out and move around. So this might be all I get accomplished for a wee while. I do really want to build another P-47 with a massive pin-up model on it for my girlfriend, she loves pinup art (I don't mind it either ). If anyone that knows of a really nice pinup and you can get decals in 1/72 I am open to suggestions. I am thinking of looking at Kits-World as they are literally down the road from me. Hope to keep people entertained on this journey of mangled and melted plastic, this ride will get bumpy. Hints and pointers as always gratefully received. Kind Regards, Dazz
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