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56th FG P-47 Operation - Darren Dickerson
DarrenDickerson
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 07:17 AM UTC
Hi Everyone

1/48 Tamiya Razorback
Ultracast Seat
Ultracast Wheels
Eduard 105 gallon metal tank - on order and waiting for them to turn up!
Decals from 56th FG Book "56th FG Part 1" by Nigel Julian/Peter Randall
Subject - Pengie II

All going well should manage to build at least one for this campaign!

Now the pics -

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As always, when I build one I generally get a few more going at same time..........

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A few hours of work over the last week got me to here -


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and as of last night I am ready to clean the model prior to painting.

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Thanks
Darren








Darren
AussieReg
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 07:48 AM UTC
G'day Darren, and welcome aboard. After seeing the recent builds that you have been posting over on the P-47 SIG Forums I have no doubt that this will be a great build to follow.

Cheers, D
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:29 AM UTC
Looking forward to seeing what you do with this Jug Darren. I'm hoping it'll crystalise just what I want to do with my build.
john41492
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 07:27 PM UTC
Hey Darren, looking good so far! So am I counting a total of 5?
DarrenDickerson
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 10:27 AM UTC
I have 4 razorbacks, 1 bubbletop and 2 P47M's in various stages of completion - plan to do at least 2 other 56th FG aircraft beside PengieII in the next 12 months. The others will be decided as I go............

All the best for your P47 build!

Darren
john41492
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 06:59 AM UTC
Darren, nice to see a Tamiya with the flaps up! Don't seem to see all too often.
DarrenDickerson
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 07:47 AM UTC
Hi John

I am guilty of building lots with flaps down, generally because I couldn't get a good fit with them up. I added them to wings before I attached to fuselage and this made a huge difference.

Thanks
Darren
john41492
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 06:02 PM UTC
Hi Darren,

Noticed that you had attached the flaps prior to attaching the wings. Made a mental note to do it that way next time! Just finished doing mine up, and got good fit using my knife with a #11 blade and scraped it to keep the mating edges square. It worked, but a little time consuming. Nice to see something before you give it a go. Thanks!
AussieReg
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 07:18 PM UTC
I did the same on mine, definitely the way to go!
DarrenDickerson
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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 - 06:02 PM UTC
Pengie II Update

Preshaded in my mottle mess style
Neutral Gray is on and red cowl and tail are done
White stripe on tail on though will be painted over per references, stabilisers should be same methinks?

UC doors are also done and gloss coated.

Til next time....

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AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 02:41 AM UTC
Looking good Darren, I'm interested to see how that random mottle preshading looks under the top coats.

Cheers, D
DarrenDickerson
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 06:25 AM UTC
Hi Damian

I have already started the OD over the black in the pics, just used some leftover paint from another job last night.
Thin coats followed by a further thinned overall base coat helps pulls it together, then add weathering etc and all "hopefully" looks OK............

Darren
Kilo_Uniform
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 10:01 AM UTC
Hi Darren

The mottle coat looks really interesting and I can't wait to see what it will look like with the top coat[s] on. One question - what colours did you use for the mottle coat?

Regards,
Kobus
DarrenDickerson
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 05:28 AM UTC
Hi Kobus,

The mottle coat is Tamiya Nato Black, dark grey and OD. Any colour is Ok as long it is darker than the top coats.
Have fun and play around with it on an old model for practice.
I finished the OD last night on my RB and really happy with results, will post some pics this week.

Thanks
Darren
john41492
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 07:10 AM UTC
Hey Darren!

I really like the black basing technique too! Have used it a couple of times and will admit it beats the heck out of pre-shading the panel lines any day. Saves paint too!
Kilo_Uniform
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 10:40 AM UTC
Hi Darren,

Thank you for the feedback - much appreciated!

Can't wait to see the Jug with the top coat(s) on - I'm sure it's going to look awesome.

Regards,
Kobus
DarrenDickerson
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 04:49 PM UTC
Hi Everyone

I seemed to have missed the basic painting stage and associated pics!
I have decalled Pengie II and all good on this front.
Model is gloss coated and awaits weathering
Thanks
Darren


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AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 07:14 PM UTC
Looking really good Darren, that pre shading technique works beautifully.

The markings look great as well. I am assuming that they settled down ok?

Cheers, D
DarrenDickerson
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Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 10:50 AM UTC
Hi Damian

The decals are from Nigel's book and they worked super!
The rest of decals are a mix of kit and leftovers from my collection.

The weathering process is going well - plan to do a bit more tonight.

Thanks
Darren
john41492
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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 06:36 AM UTC
Darren, Really like all that you've done so far, any updates? Been looking forward to one!
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 04:57 AM UTC
G'day Darren. I hope you've had a really good Christmas mate.

How is this build progressing? I have allowed an extra month on the end of the official time frame, so we have about another 5 weeks in total to get finished.

Cheers, D