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  1. Kyle sent me an update on my ESSEX build … He said, “You can still see the remains of the seam line in the first couple pictures, even after filling and sanding. I sprayed about 4 coats of Alclad primer onto the hull, then went back with Tamiya white putty for any pinholes that showed after primer. After two days of drying, I went in with 600 wet paper and sanded everything smooth. As you can see the line is pretty much erased. A little more sanding to remove dry spray from the upper surfaces and I'll be ready to continue gluing parts on.”

    Here are six photos:

     

    35611759081_600e69fc2f_z.jpgessex by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34933416223_5d20a19d2d_z.jpgessex1 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34933416273_4e7aab94e3_z.jpgessex2 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35702462926_8af560389b_z.jpgessex3 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34933416053_dfffa98eac_z.jpgessex4 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35702462776_01df13a2b0_z.jpgessex5 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    Tim

  2. Thanks, Gil. Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47 build, and this is what he said, “Well here are pictures with the prop and tank in place. This is my poor attempt at a photo booth. Amanda was kind enough to hold the walls up, gotta figure something better out.

    So all that is left is the antenna mast, underwing lights and landing lights, and I gotta figure something out for wingtip lenses because I lost one to the carpet monster last night.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    34690558324_232764a451_z.jpgP47BUILD175 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35364708082_1c90e6f547_z.jpgP47BUILD176 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35401453251_cd9dddd80e_z.jpgP47BUILD169 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35364723032_a2e65be7e8_z.jpgP47BUILD170 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35401453201_1114a9d211_z.jpgP47BUILD171 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34690577224_03cdab5de3_z.jpgP47BUILD172 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35364722732_f8488b4b4a_z.jpgP47BUILD173 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35492821636_7f23fb7839_z.jpgP47BUILD174 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

    Tim

  3. Kyle sent me an update last night on my RAF P-47 build, and this is what he said, “Here is the prop and the drop tank. I used testers metallizer aluminum. It's an interesting paint and has a rather realistic metal finish. I'm waiting for an opportunity to do a NMF plane.

    I'll get these on tonight and maybe do the wingtip lenses. Realistically I'll try to be wrapped up with the planes within the week, then it'll be full steam in the ESSEX.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    35527022045_bcc519dc98_z.jpgP47BUILD167 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34685880574_f40209b8af_z.jpgP47BUILD168 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    Tim

  4. Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47 build, and this is what he said, “I finally painted the yellow tips and bombs stripes for the P-47. I'm going to shoot the prop today with flat clear, then I'll be able to mask for spraying the hub silver. A few more steps and the two 1/72 planes will be complete. Then we can talk about display options. I got the ordnance on and started to mask the prop for the hub.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    34979497910_c097c7260a_z.jpgP47BUILD165 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34979497810_1e6205d96a_z.jpgP47BUILD166 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35366231265_4e27480aa9_z.jpgP47BUILD158 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35366231225_a11b9c3ab7_z.jpgP47BUILD159 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34979510510_4e73fa7654_z.jpgP47BUILD160 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34979510450_e687a130f1_z.jpgP47BUILD161 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34979510350_f881c936f7_z.jpgP47BUILD162 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34979510240_55bd9862d8_z.jpgP47BUILD163 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34979510200_46468800f0_z.jpgP47BUILD164 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

     

    Tim

  5. Kyle sent me an update on my USS ESSEX build, and this is what he said, “Kyle sent me an update on my USS ESSEX build, and this is what he said, “Trying to pick up where I left off on the Essex, I filled the seam where the hulk meets the upper portion and sanded. I'm going to spot prime the seam and make sure it's faired in properly.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    34308649213_a0d3d0a692_z.jpgESSEXBUILD18 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34308649133_7bdaa80b62_z.jpgESSEXBUILD19 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34795308080_51ed2c3264_z.jpgESSEXBUILD20 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35016963582_5bd830d4f1_z.jpgESSEXBUILD21 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34795307730_2521dffc9e_z.jpgESSEXBUILD22 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35016963382_f9dcc548f5_z.jpgESSEXBUILD23 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

    TimTrying to pick up where I left off on the Essex, I filled the seam where the hulk meets the upper portion and sanded. I'm going to spot prime the seam and make sure it's faired in properly.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    34308649213_a0d3d0a692_z.jpgESSEXBUILD18 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34308649133_7bdaa80b62_z.jpgESSEXBUILD19 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34795308080_51ed2c3264_z.jpgESSEXBUILD20 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35016963582_5bd830d4f1_z.jpgESSEXBUILD21 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34795307730_2521dffc9e_z.jpgESSEXBUILD22 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35016963382_f9dcc548f5_z.jpgESSEXBUILD23 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

    Tim

  6. Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47 build, and this is what he said, I installed the guns and pitot tube and painted them silver. I installed the centerline tank braces on the bottom of the fuse. The inside of the cowling was painted grey as well.

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    35078196066_879cd8038f_z.jpgP47BUILD153 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34307851023_a6c6e61f78_z.jpgP47BUILD154 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34273520034_4a0cc8d6c8_z.jpgP47BUILD155 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35118060145_50953b7127_z.jpgP47BUILD149 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34307939383_520923f5dc_z.jpgP47BUILD150 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35118060075_3542f8b217_z.jpgP47BUILD151 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    35118060055_7e4218816b_z.jpgP47BUILD152 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

    Tim

     

  7. Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47 build, and this is what he said, “This time I decanted model master dull cote, I'm very happy how it sprayed and laid out. It's by far the flattest clear I've used. I still have minor things to wrap up such as painting inside the cowling and painting the prop but were closer than ever.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    34992614335_412f95d607_z.jpgP47BUILD143 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34992614285_3d28159fe8_z.jpgP47BUILD144 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34992614215_b2eb2c721d_z.jpgP47BUILD145 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34992614125_fb97c4b589_z.jpgP47BUILD146 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34992614095_d5f6d43ce9_z.jpgP47BUILD147 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34992614015_5569a8f3d4_z.jpgP47BUILD148 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

    Tim

  8. Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47 build, and this is what he said, “Well guess what, we're back in business! Decals are on and gear doors are in too. I'm going to help my friend on his 1/5 p47 but if I'm lucky I can get the flat clear on tonight.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    34785562632_6e5e939db4_z.jpgP47BUILD137 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34561800790_be660669f1_z.jpgP47BUILD138 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34785562532_f8ebd4ab60_z.jpgP47BUILD139 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34785562442_a4deab1322_z.jpgP47BUILD140 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34106013504_55caa0abb6_z.jpgP47BUILD141 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34106013444_e37f5ba50a_z.jpgP47BUILD142 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

    Tim

  9. Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47 build, and this is what he said, “Some photos of the P-47 still moving along. I have a few more nomenclature decals to apply and I'm still waiting on replacement RAF decals. In the meantime, I still have to do the prop tips and hub, and start priming and painting ordnance.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    34928050015_ede326f217_z.jpgP47BUILD129 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34928049395_e873d08899_z.jpgP47BUILD130 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34928049345_25f6daefa2_z.jpgP47BUILD131 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34540860890_0e1bb4399f_z.jpgP47BUILD132 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34540860880_f28f2537ab_z.jpgP47BUILD133 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34887532746_191243e137_z.jpgP47BUILD134 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34540857120_b6e337a343_z.jpgP47BUILD135 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34540856540_8c020ec671_z.jpgP47BUILD136 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    Tim

  10. Kyle sent me two updates on my RAF P-47 build, and this is what he said, “Made some more progress with the decals. I must admit a small mistake. I started with the left side on the WK L. I went to the right side and though yeah it should still read WK L. So, I put them down, then as soon as the decals set down and dried I glanced at the directions, sure enough I put them on backwards! Well I yanked those off with a quickness, as if the longer they stayed like that the more people will know. I'll get the replacement set and get them right this time! I'll take the waiting time to finish the small decals and tank and rocket launchers so when they arrive, I'll just have to do the flat clear and glue everything on.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    34806884026_f23ce75673_z.jpgP47BUILD123 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34459892530_9d61358e4f_z.jpgP47BUILD124 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34713905631_6cd6027019_z.jpgP47BUILD125 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34806883946_edf6eb7a14_z.jpgP47BUILD126 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

    Tim

  11. Kyle sent me two updates on my RAF P-47 build, and this is what he said, “Major milestone is complete. The white stripes are painted on, and I am quite pleased with the mask lines. I used 3m vinyl tape and it held very well. Two minor spots to scrape back inside panel lines, but believe me if I didn't point them out you wouldn't know they were there. Up next will be the decal application. Hopefully I can get started tonight. Then it will receive another coat of gloss clear to seal the decals in. I started on the decals last evening. So far, I’m quite impressed with their quality. They release quickly from the backing sheet, are thin enough to set down into details with a little micro-sol, and they stay down firmly. I have the WK O L decals to put on the side, the decal in the right side of the fin, and some nomenclature to put on, then I'll be ready for flat clear.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    33995070523_d898c485a5_z.jpgP47BUILD107 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33995070433_f5da82834d_z.jpgP47BUILD108 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33995070343_5c11f9297c_z.jpgP47BUILD109 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33995070273_b0031fcfdc_z.jpgP47BUILD110 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33995070193_d0be2cb9dc_z.jpgP47BUILD111 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33961621434_ac66a4e047_z.jpgP47BUILD112 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33995070023_efdf483b92_z.jpgP47BUILD113 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34642181442_40cf889660_z.jpgP47BUILD114 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33961621234_2e7415597a_z.jpgP47BUILD115 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33961621184_4396eeb806_z.jpgP47BUILD116 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34804705055_966c3beefa_z.jpgP47BUILD117 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34418620240_29d3eeb897_z.jpgP47BUILD118 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34804704855_a8d336e6f6_z.jpgP47BUILD119 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34804704715_ab5cb60fdd_z.jpgP47BUILD120 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34804704635_a809c22e11_z.jpgP47BUILD121 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34672230261_30615724c9_z.jpgP47BUILD122 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

    Tim

  12. Kyle sent me an update on my Pearl Harbor P-40 build, and this is what he said, “I got the rear glass fit and glued in, and attached the canopy to the P-40. This was a bit frustrating because the rear sections sat too proud of the fuselage. I had to file the bottom edge and check the fit repeatedly until they sat in enough to get the main canopy on. Fortunately, Airfix provides dimples on the inside of the glass to allow painting of the lights and have it come out cleanly. I just have to re-attach one of the flaps and fabricate and install gun barrels and the P-40 will be done.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    34313533790_0d9ea9da01_z.jpgP40BUILD152 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33855671874_b3b6c685ab_z.jpgP40BUILD153 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34697995875_61cfea58f8_z.jpgP40BUILD154 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34697995775_6b61f48445_z.jpgP40BUILD155 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33888232943_1183b16e9d_z.jpgP40BUILD156 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

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  13. Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47, and this is what he said, “Just finished the underside gray. My masking didn't work as well as I hoped so I went back and cleaned up the lines freehand. Once this is fully hardened, the airplane will get a coat of gloss clear to prepare it for the white lines and decals.”

    Here are some photos:

     

    34551951971_1482c7a122_z.jpgP47BUILD99 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34551951901_3ffa2be412_z.jpgP47BUILD100 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34551951801_3236957d62_z.jpgP47BUILD101 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34551951761_31ea6ba55d_z.jpgP47BUILD102 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34551951551_d7df533f2a_z.jpgP47BUILD103 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34551950431_3dee4b1988_z.jpgP47BUILD104 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

    Tim

  14. Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47, and this is what he said, “Went back today and touched up with brown any areas I had gone too far with the green. Up next will be masking and painting the gray underside. Stay tuned, I just got the P-47 masked and ready for painting the bottom gray. I'm painting it in a couple minutes, I'll have some photos in a couple hours of it unmasked. I just did the gray I'm going to unmask and detail as needed, stay tuned.”

    Here are some photos:

     

    34270017700_3f9a9a1965_z.jpgP47BUILD82 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34655178465_76c1a96212_z.jpgP47BUILD83 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34655178405_f24a84d347_z.jpgP47BUILD84 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34655178365_266c2d4b2b_z.jpgP47BUILD85 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34655178305_dc697cc3a0_z.jpgP47BUILD86 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34655178165_c3a123e641_z.jpgP47BUILD87 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34614448826_8a66ccc936_z.jpgP47BUILD88 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34614448806_c76b6e315a_z.jpgP47BUILD89 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34270054470_9398a96ff3_z.jpgP47BUILD90 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34614448766_b888c759eb_z.jpgP47BUILD91 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34270054250_888ef3b1d3_z.jpgP47BUILD92 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34270054060_d1f012ff09_z.jpgP47BUILD93 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34270053920_8350d08a66_z.jpgP47BUILD94 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34614448706_99c4696d5c_z.jpgP47BUILD95 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34270053660_45ac080dfc_z.jpgP47BUILD96 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34614448596_6e55be1459_z.jpgP47BUILD97 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34270053540_84db7ea7fc_z.jpgP47BUILD98 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

    Tim

  15. Kyle sent me an update on my Pearl Harbor P-40, and this is what he said, “I trimmed the canopy for the P-40. I think it'll be ok, but on the next ones I think I'm going to try using metal foil to mask as I have trouble seeing the frame when I'm cutting it. If I get time, that will be painted olive drab tomorrow as well.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    33806607263_0c5c21322e_z.jpgP40BUILD150 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33806606183_052282afab_z.jpgP40BUILD151 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34575040736_98db42230c_z.jpgP40BUILD152 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

    Tim

  16. Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47, and this is what he said, “I cut out the brown parts of my photocopy, taped them into place and traced the line with pencil. The lines land into the green, so when I spray the green all of the pencil will be covered. I'll do that tomorrow afternoon as I have some errands in the morning.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    34486051031_b6cdd7caf5_z.jpgP47BUILD85 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34616585345_6ea5f6ab9d_z.jpgP47BUILD86 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34616585305_c3a6a30fd7_z.jpgP47BUILD87 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34230451320_86488978f3_z.jpgP47BUILD88 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33773561194_984061d959_z.jpgP47BUILD89 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33773561164_310c844542_z.jpgP47BUILD90 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33806584603_647fc87bf7_z.jpgP47BUILD91 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

    Tim

  17. Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47, and this is what he said, “I painted the frames of the canopy interior green and then painted the corner flat earth to match the camouflage. Then last night I attached the rear portion of the canopy and the sight. Fingers crossed but I'm hoping to get the front portion of the windscreen attached and start marking where the green will go. If I'm lucky I'll get to paint the green tonight, but I have to see where the day takes me. Amanda helped me enlarge the patterns and reprint them. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to cut out the patterns and use them to draw the camouflage onto the plane. I'm looking forward to painting the green.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    33692503024_e988d16aa9_z.jpgP47BUILD82 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33692502924_b2dee7d99d_z.jpgP47BUILD83 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    33692502744_f923cf4969_z.jpgP47BUILD84 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

    Tim

  18. Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47, and this is what he said, “Got the canopy masked and fit into place. The sides are frisket film and the front piece and top is liquid masking. The fit of the canopy was snug so I had file the back edge. The canopy will be taken off, sprayed with interior green and permanently mounted. Then I'll be ready to start camo.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    34495887935_c164f45cd3_z.jpgP47BUILD79 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34335591432_9f9ddb2be9_z.jpgP47BUILD80 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34495887895_ddb4e11453_z.jpgP47BUILD81 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

     

     

    Tim

  19. Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47, and this is what he said, “Just a quick update to let you know I'm still kicking. I dunked both airplane canopies into future floor polish. The P-40 canopy came out much better this time. I have to do some cleanup today and reorganizing the shop but I'm going to try to get the engine into the P-47 cowling and paint interior green on the back walls of the cockpit. Spent last night painting the back walls to the cockpit. I also got the radial engine in the cowling, and that assembly went into the fuselage. I assembled the centerline drop tank, got the wheels onto their axles and put the caps onto the rocket launchers. Up next when I can will be masking and attaching the canopy and marking out for the camouflage pattern.”

     

    Here are some photos:

     

    34313055722_cbab91ddc2_z.jpgP47BUILD72 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34313055682_d5cff73875_z.jpgP47BUILD73 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34313055592_e14e8fdfa5_z.jpgP47BUILD74 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34313055532_03d9c8a2e2_z.jpgP47BUILD75 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34313055452_0d57480bec_z.jpgP47BUILD76 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

    34088048720_d1d248dd27_z.jpgP47BUILD77 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

     

     

    Tim

  20. Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47, and this is what he said, “I snuck down to the basement and shot flat earth onto the upper surfaces. I've decided to do the earth color, freehand the green color then mask and spray the gray last. I need to get the canopy covered with future and masked before that point, so the brown will have some time to harden.”

     

    Here are a couple of photos:

     

    34370662705_77a26cb5a5_z.jpgP47BUILD70 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

    34239864251_c4fb060cd1_z.jpgP47BUILD71 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

     

     

     

    Tim

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