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XP-84A Thunderjet

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Hello Britmodellers,

Three of a kind. Now:

Number 3, the first prototype, kit bash of 3 kits, Heller, Academy, KP 1:72, some left parts of the 4th, one of the 2 Tamiya kit,s and a lot of scratch with self printed decals..

Different keel, fuselage, cockpit, glass is milled and sanded for right curvature, older MLG cutout, wheels, front strut, navigation lights etc.

I hope you like it!

Cheers,

Tom

 

 

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Now you're just showing off, Tom...wow! That's a lot of work and kits, but I think you nailed it- sure is pretty in the overall grey with the big buzz numbers. You never cease to amaze me with your modeling skills. :clap2:

Mike

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Beautifully presented model. Looks very neat and tidy in this scheme.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Thank you, guys!

I am happy you like my little Gloss Pearl Gray (as early P-80s) beauty.....

4 hours ago, 72modeler said:

overall grey

Thank you, Mike!

Quite different to my "Oli 4 Queens" and "Hoosier Hotshot" shown before....

 

Cheers

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I have an ambition to add one of these to my collection of early jets one day so is there any chance of you telling which bits of each that you used and where you got your information? Not that mine will stand any chance of being as good as yours.

John

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Lovely work, looks really good

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Nice work Replicant. Which colour did you use for the Pearl Grey? I have a P-80R on my to do list plus some others which were painted "Pearl Gray". So far I did not find any reference like FS colour codes or the like for this colour.

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11 hours ago, 72modeler said:

Now you're just showing off, Tom...wow! That's a lot of work and kits, but I think you nailed it- sure is pretty in the overall grey with the big buzz numbers. You never cease to amaze me with your modeling skills. :clap2:

Mike

Not that I have any influence, but I'm thinking a pearl grey P-80 and F-86 to go with your P-84 would make a great trio! I'm just sayin'!

Mike

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18 hours ago, 72modeler said:

I'm thinking a pearl grey P-80 and F-86 to go with your P-84 would make a great trio!

Hello Mike, you are right! I want this too!

 

On 07/12/2018 at 11:22, John R said:

telling which bits of each that you used and where you got your information?

Hello John, this build is from 2003, but i will look for and tell ....

 

23 hours ago, Caerbannog said:

Which colour did you use for the Pearl Grey?

I mixed it pre internet in 2003. i will look for details

 

Thank you all!

Cheers

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21 hours ago, Tailspin Turtle said:

Hello Tommy,

thank you for this great stuff!

I have no WIP because 2003 i didnt do this. Your drawing is far more accurate as that of XP-84 in D&S and shows perfectly the shorter fuselage and the longer keel.

 

On 07/12/2018 at 12:08, Caerbannog said:

Which colour did you use for the Pearl Grey?

There are tons of pics of pearl gray P-80s, e. g. a very nice big feature in Airpower September 2001, i checked my references and mixed my own color and came out with around  FS16492...

Book with chips is Monogram USN USMC Official Color Guide... 36492 is matte version, 16492 is glossy as were P-80 and XP-84

I usually make steps in mixing process on litho film for possible future models

 

 

Cheers,

Tom

 

XP84-Thunderjet color

 

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