Monday, 24 December 2012

P-47M Thunderbolt "Wolfpack" WIP 05

There has been progress!

It may be slow at the minute, but other things in life have been getting in the way of modelling this month (work was the main cause). So, progress as of last night.

All of the wings are painted, with both Gloss Black on the upper surfaces and various Alclad's underneath. The nose sections and the rudder have had the required areas painted Red. Over the last couple of evenings, the undercarriage bays and doors, flap recesses on the wings and all the engine area have all been masked and sprayed with Interior Green. 

Other various items like the tail undercarriage, main gear wheels, belly tank and wing pylons have also received their various colours of paint or Alclad. Now some more construction has been done which include assembling the tail undercarriage and fitting them to the fuselage along with the tail planes. I was hoping to have the main wings glued in place to, but a crack in the joint on one of them has left me the need to repair it and touch up the Alclad painted panel. This might get done tonight or over the next couple of days.

So, once the crack has been repaired, there will be a few more items that need to be painted with Alclad, so they will done at the same time as the wing. The cockpit canopy also needs to be started on to. There is two reasons for this, 1, it needs to be done with Alclad after the Interior Green and 2, I need to make a mask for the fuselage section behind the cockpit with it.

Anyhow, here are a few more recent photos to keep you updated.

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