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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:39 pm 
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That IS something to be proud of


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Just a couple more.

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I thought it would be good to build some prop driven ac for a change


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Very nice! I've also felt the urge to build the prop powered planes, nice change from the jets.

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Nice work yoteman. I'm currently working on a P-40 (the Aussie version), and I hope it looks as nice as yours.


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Yaaay! Someone building one of my repaints! I'll have you know that THAT particular model was redesigned specifically because a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) officer spending a 3-year tour in San Antonio Texas wanted a desktop display that represented his personal heritage, because his uncle fixed Spitfires, Kittyhawks and Boomerangs in Darwin during WWII. There was some bitter fighting with the Japanese in '42, and the hot/humid was detrimental to the Spits. The Kittyhawk loved the weather, and was a successful aircraft in those climates.

I also learned that RAAF pilots painted goblets on their aircraft to toast both their victory and the defeat of their opponent.

I'm stoked!! Enjoy the bird!!

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Hey Sarge, you did a great job on the repaint. I'm thinking about adding rolled landing gear and a clear canopy, but I don't think my build will be as nice as yours (you can see The Sarge's Aussie P-40 in the P-40's More Information page).


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I cheated. I had it printed from a $40,000 color laser printer on 11x17 paper, so it came out at large size. I should have taken pictures of the World Trade Center I did on that paper/printer. Gorgeous!

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Ok, here is my latest. Seems I had a little trouble when my PC suffered a non recoverable harddrive error and wouldnt let me load up. Sure is great that I have a laptop to get back in the action. When the hard drive went it took most of my repaint files with it. The origingal P-47 that I have is incomplete as far as the graphics so I figured if you gotta do a partial repaint, why not the whole thing. Here is the first of the repaints that I have done a second time.

I haven't decided what I am going to do about a spinner for this one. Most of the WWII planes with the small spinners do not include this feature. I tried to steal one from the F4U and the F6 but neither have one. It struck me that the P47 and the B17 both use Pratt & Whitney radials so I looked at the B17. I think I might try to resize the engine front from the regular B17 and the use the glue and q-tip trick for the spinner nut. If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate the input.
Hope you like it.

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Yoteman,

That jug is awesome!!! That's a repaint that must be shared! Holy cow! Fantastic work.

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I love it!!!!! :D I think the B-24 prop hub would work. It looks pretty good on my other models I've tried.


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is that a water jug?????????? :shock:

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Awesome repaint and build! I'm with sarge--hopefully you'll submit the repaint to Chip.


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Ok I realize it! My biggest problem in researching new color schemes for aircraft usually ends up in my wanting to recolor the plane in several different paint schemes. So here is the second P-47 that I have had time to build. I still have a couple of more that I havent built yet. I will get to those as time allows. When I get them all done I will send them to Chip and post it in the repaints section.

I used the spinner from the B-24 and it is about the right size. I have to find a four bladed propeller for this model as the three blade that came on the sheet is not correct.

Hope you like this one.

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You might try the B-17 or B-29. I think their props are about the right diameter.

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Very nice again! Are these repaints from real aircraft or your imagination? Either way they look great :D


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