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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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56th FG Operations/Black Widow
BlackWidow
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Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 12:01 AM UTC
Thanks for the encouraging words, guys! When I returned from the expo in Merchweiler yesterday evening, I had a look at my "problem child" (sorry AC/DC!) and meanwhile I think it didn't came out that bad for what problems the decal gave me. It's too late to change something now anyway. I'll carry on decaling tomorrow. Still have to unpack the boxes with the models and put them back on the shelf to catch some dust again.

Gary, the decal is not big, has maybe the size of a thumb nail. The swordfishes on my swedish Saab Draken last year are far bigger. I put them on in one piece and they didn't give me any hassle ....

"Miss June" had her first expo and was highly noticed by visitors and fellow modellers because of it's unusal camouflage. I'm really satisfied how the model came out. A P-47 M is a rare sight on model shows anyway. You mainly see a D, sometimes a N. So mine was quite an eye catcher ....

Torsten
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 04:08 AM UTC
Torsten well done on turning heads at the model expo and outstanding work on the two P-47's.

I have a Tamiya jug to build for this campaign I suppose I better get off my chuff and do something about it.
BlackWidow
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:17 AM UTC
Thanks for your kind feedback, Chris!
"Ole Cock" is very close to the end of the assembly line. All decals are on and external tank, guns and pitot tube are glued to the kit. Next and final step is airbrushing matt clear varnish. Photos follow ....

Torsten
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 03:21 PM UTC
I was just taking photos of the finished P-47 M for my Assembly Line Thread and thought I should show you "Ole Cock" just before it gets its final flat clear coating. Will be finished later today. I hope ....




There are only 2 things left to add which are the postion lights and the rear view mirror.

Torsten
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 06:58 PM UTC
Torsten,
Looking forward to your final build pics.
Joel
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 11:11 PM UTC
Torsten,
Looking good, nice and clean.

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 09:19 AM UTC
Torsten,
Ausgezeichnet! Great P-47 builds. Love the parallel build, great way to work through the stash. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing!

G
BlackWidow
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 03:48 PM UTC
Thanks for your feedback, folks! A turbulent week lies behind me and today I have half a day off to take some overtime hours. I still owe you the final photos of "Ole Cock". Here they are. The build was finished last Sunday evening. So this campaign - and my final campaign 2016 - is finished for me now. I take some better photos soon for my Assembly Line Thread and the campaign gallery.






Torsten
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 01:11 AM UTC
Congratulations, Torsten! Looks great!
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:30 PM UTC
Torsten,
Outstanding. The finished Razorback Jug certainly is up to your high Museum standards. Well done my friend.
Joel
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 01:27 AM UTC
Thanks for your comments, guys! Though the Bubbeltop has a cool camo I'm particularly satisfied with how the Razorback turned out (except for the nose art .... ) After all the Razorback is still "the real T'bolt", isn't it? Guess, tomorrow I'll have some time to take better photos on my kitchen table.

Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:38 AM UTC
Beautiful build Torsten, great job getting both of your builds completed ! I really appreciate you joining in this Group Build and sharing so much detail of your work.

Cheers, D
BlackWidow
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 12:01 AM UTC
Thanks Damian! It was also a pleasure for me. I planned to build 2 T'bolts this year so this campaign came to the right time.

Torsten