Armchair Dragoons Forums

News:

  • The ACDC returns in 2025!  17-19 January 2025 we'll gather online for a variety of games and chats all weekend long
  • SAVE THE DATE!  The Armchair Dragoons Fall Assembly will be held 11-13 October 2024 in Raleigh/Cary, NC

News

The ACDC returns in 2025!  17-19 January 2025 we'll gather online for a variety of games and chats all weekend long

Author Topic: 1:48 Scale P-47 Thunderbolt "Bubble Top"  (Read 7569 times)

judgedredd

  • Guest
on: May 02, 2022, 04:35:07 PM
It's completed



judgedredd

  • Guest
Reply #1 on: May 02, 2022, 04:35:50 PM
And more



judgedredd

  • Guest
Reply #2 on: May 02, 2022, 04:36:48 PM
And lastly



Doctor Quest

  • Corporal
  • **
  • Posts: 1111
  • I'm not a real doctor.
Reply #3 on: May 02, 2022, 05:41:31 PM
That is very nice, JD!

Thanks for sharing the pix.

"Everything you read on the internet is true." - Benjamin Franklin

"Something so addictive about the whole kill and loot dynamic, though." - Gusington


judgedredd

  • Guest
Reply #4 on: May 03, 2022, 01:34:22 AM
You're welcome and thank you.

Modelling is a double edged sword for me. I love building them - but painting does tend to stress me out somewhat. Particularly mixing and thinning. When I see I have to mix paint, I tend to try and find a colour that's close enough. I didn't with this - I did mix to get the colour required, but honestly I'm not sure I managed it - worse, though, I over estimated how much paint I would need and ended up through a bit away - not ideal when the paints I can get are so small (in the UK, we're only allowed (or at least we can only buy) 10ml Tamiya paint bottles. None of that 25ml bottled stuff you can get outside the EU.

So building is a pleasure - painting, no so much, though I do love the end result almost every time.

Oh and decals...they're a pain. So many - particularly for modern jets. But even this I found had a load of tiny little ones. You think "What's the point - no-one will see" but actually when they're on, they do make a difference in giving the model some life

Overall though, a hobbly I generally really enjoy...wouldn't be a hobby otherwise, would it  ;D



Staggerwing

  • Patreon Supporters
  • Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 4388
Reply #5 on: May 03, 2022, 06:29:41 AM
That does look nice JD.

The center drop tank is an unusual shape. I've not seen one like that before.

Vituð ér enn - eða hvat?  -Voluspa


bob48

  • Smeghead.
  • Warrant Officer
  • Lead Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 11860
Reply #6 on: May 03, 2022, 06:32:15 AM
Yes, it is unusual.

“O Lord God, let me not be disgraced in my old days.”

'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers'


judgedredd

  • Guest
Reply #7 on: May 03, 2022, 04:19:05 PM
It's apparently called the 150 gallon flat drop tank



judgedredd

  • Guest
Reply #8 on: May 04, 2022, 01:53:39 AM
I found this mentioned online
Quote
Roger Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Manual,  Fighter external tanks, US Gallons nominal/actual, drop tanks available to the 8th Air Force
75/84, Steel, US, P-47 and P-51 originally for P-39
108/108, Steel, UK, P-47
108/108, Paper, UK, P-47 and P-51, originally for Hurricanes
110/110, Steel, US P-51, intended for P-47 use.
150/165, Steel, US, P-47, "flat" tank
150/165, Steel, UK, P-47, "flat" tank
165/165, Steel, US, P-38, ferry tank, unpressurised, used up to 20,000 feet.
200/205, Paper, US, P-47, ferry tank, unpressurised.
200/215, Steel, UK, P-47.



Staggerwing

  • Patreon Supporters
  • Sergeant
  • *
  • Posts: 4388
Reply #9 on: May 04, 2022, 06:18:43 AM
^ any day that you learn something new is a day not (entirely) wasted.

Vituð ér enn - eða hvat?  -Voluspa


Bison

  • Corporal
  • **
  • Posts: 1265
Reply #10 on: May 05, 2022, 10:27:53 AM
Nice work JD.



judgedredd

  • Guest
Reply #11 on: May 08, 2022, 03:06:13 PM
Sold on eBay.

Who would've thunked people would buy ready made models! I don't understand it because from my perspective all the fun is in the making.

But I'm glad these people are out there  :notworthy:



Bison

  • Corporal
  • **
  • Posts: 1265
Reply #12 on: May 08, 2022, 03:32:56 PM
Do you use any set or softener products for the waterslide decals?



Bison

  • Corporal
  • **
  • Posts: 1265
Reply #13 on: May 08, 2022, 03:34:42 PM
Sold on eBay.

Who would've thunked people would buy ready made models! I don't understand it because from my perspective all the fun is in the making.

But I'm glad these people are out there  :notworthy:

I agree with the enjoyment of modeling. But that is pretty great you sold it and made space to buy and build a new one!



judgedredd

  • Guest
Reply #14 on: May 08, 2022, 03:53:55 PM
Do you use any set or softener products for the waterslide decals?
Yes I use micro set and micro sol... one helps you get the decal seated and the other softens it - I can never remember which is which until I go to use them

That process is another that sometimes goes wrong for me... they can be softened to the point they disintegrate