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Thunderbolt

ij001

Well-known member
Kit - Tamiya
Paint - Alclad & AK Xtreme metal lacquers, Tamiya acrylics.
Decals - Aeromaster 48-569
Extras - Eduard placard set, Ultracast resin wheels


Republic P-47D-27 Thunderbolt
Assigned to Major Clay Tice
507th FS, 404th FG
Autumn 1944


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Not too much to say in all honesty; Tamiya's still superb 2003 kit is a dream to build and really does define the 'shake & bake' kit in my opinion - this is the fourth one I've built and the first 'bubbletop'. The AK Xtreme Metal lacquers continue to astonish at just how 'user friendly' they are... just need some more tones as my choice is a wee bit more limited than I'd like, hence I used a couple of Alclads in this build.

As ever please feel free to comment, hurl abuse or ask a question. Next two projects are already on the bench and both come from boxes marked 'Airfix' (one of them you already know about).

Best from NZ.


Ian.
 

Heavens Eagle

Well-known member
That turned out quite nice Ian! Almost has me pulling out my "Emma Mae" kit! Alas I have another already planned to start so am going with it.

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ij001

Well-known member
Cheers everyone, appreciate the feedback - Christian, think it's four years I've been using AK Xtreme's now, they are so perfect, so easy to use straight from the bottle. Really should make more use of them.


Ian.
 

phantom II

Master at Arms
Cheers everyone, appreciate the feedback - Christian, think it's four years I've been using AK Xtreme's now, they are so perfect, so easy to use straight from the bottle. Really should make more use of them.


Ian.

I haven't liked any metal paints since the old Model Masters but they were quite fragile .
The AK. is pretty much bullet proof and so easy to work with .

Cheers, Christian :cool:
 

sharkman

Master at Arms
Fantastic Ian! I really like this scheme! the black and red pin stripe look great with the natural metal finish.

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