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Kyle sent me an update on my 1:72 Tamiya P-47 Thunderbolt, the Razorback variant in RAF markings. This is what he said; “For your variant of the Jug, I had to order the correct propeller. The one included in the kit has cuffs towards the hub, and the spinner is the wrong shape. It was about $8 shipped, I know you don't want to spend money in aftermarket parts but I couldn't let the incorrect propeller slide by. I sprayed the wheel rims and engine with Tamiya flat aluminum. This evening I'm hoping to paint the details on the sidewalks. I should be able to start assembling it within the next couple days.”

 

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33396053642_6b1351e685_z.jpgP47BUILD by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33396053502_736c662b24_z.jpgP47BUILD2 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33396053352_62c7594c29_z.jpgP47BUILD3 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33511856886_93b02d312f_z.jpgP47BUILD1 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33444552751_2c8f53fb14_z.jpgP47BUILD9 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33444552701_ec0dee14ed_z.jpgP47BUILD10 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

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Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47 today. Here’s what he said, “I spent the last two nights picking out details on the cockpit and I also joined the front and rear cylinders to the engine. Tonight, I'm going to try to get the instrument panel painted black so I can apply the decal.”

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33482834821_7bc16f8a30_z.jpgP47BUILD10 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33455245422_6ed2c03a58_z.jpgP47BUILD11 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33482842161_e596cbb61d_z.jpgP47BUILD12 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

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Kyle sent me two updates last evening and this morning on my RAF P-47 build. Here is what he said; “Cockpit decal went on, set down with micro-sol and clear coat on the dials. You can see how tiny it is. The wings both were glued together, and the fuselage complete with cockpit tub are now one piece. After a few hours, the wings and tail can go on and we'll be looking at an almost complete plane. It's starting to look like a Jug for sure. Wings and elevators are firmly affixed. A little putty to be done and I have to see how the prop fits into the existing setup. Pretty soon I'll be able to get the Jug and the P-40 in primer.”

 

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33485668592_da2d389b87_z.jpgP47BUILD15 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

32828359853_4dab519ba9_z.jpgP47BUILD14 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33485668882_e4b27c14f7_z.jpgP47BUILD13 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33485647862_c5f965f2f1_z.jpgP47BUILD21 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33512871751_ba31973c2e_z.jpgP47BUILD20 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33485648022_a0b8f31e21_z.jpgP47BUILD19 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33258402980_a07db2937e_z.jpgP47BUILD18 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33512871801_98f2dcfcea_z.jpgP47BUILD16 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33512871801_98f2dcfcea_z.jpgP47BUILD16 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

32828330593_ddf2d74019_z.jpgP47BUILD26 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33485633262_0b1b9f0a24_z.jpgP47BUILD25 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

32828330703_3b2de059eb_z.jpgP47BUILD24 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

32828330803_bf3828857a_z.jpgP47BUILD23 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33485633382_0610d32f01_z.jpgP47BUILD22 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

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Kyle sent me an update this morning on my RAF P-47 build. Here is what he said; “I washed the prop with soap and water to remove and mold release. The plans have you glue onto little dimples on the hub. This didn't seem very strong to me so I opted to drill through the hub and leave some of the stem on the blades. They are a snug fit and I think much less likely to pop off. I still have to put a tiny drop of thin super glue to hold them but I wanted to do that with fresh eyes.”

 

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32856592663_1f6ae2e8d3_z.jpgP47BUILD27 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33540450571_1f6ae2e8d3_z.jpgP47BUILD28 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

32856592553_7cb2770536_z.jpgP47BUILD29 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

32856592493_241ace3bb5_z.jpgP47BUILD30 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33540450431_4f914879f4_z.jpgP47BUILD31 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

32856592413_a628fc898a_z.jpgP47BUILD32 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

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Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47, and this is what he said, “With the P-40 approaching the finish line I set aside some time for the Jug. I started doing some fills. The panels on the bottom of the wing were smoothed back with acetone. The fills in the wing fillets will need sanding as there was a step going from the wing to the fillet. I also assembled the rocket launchers and wing pylons.”

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33094636004_4910d4cecc_z.jpgP47BUILD44 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

33938102705_73c354e138_z.jpgP47BUILD43 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34248766885_3cd6ba0f7a_z.jpgP47BUILD45 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34248766845_388def6bd9_z.jpgP47BUILD46 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34248766805_f9964617cc_z.jpgP47BUILD47 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

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Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47, and this is what he said, “Only had an hour last night to work so I'm still chipping away at seam filling and smoothing. I mounted the outer wing pylons as well. One side will require minor filling to blend it into the wing. I used Tamiya lacquer thinner instead of acetone to clean the putty and the results were much nicer. I'll have a few more days of cleaning seams but hopefully by this weekend I can get some primer on it.”

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34243537326_2fdcf0f977_z.jpgP47BUILD48 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33473940723_fe1a715c20_z.jpgP47BUILD49 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33473940623_946ab300a1_z.jpgP47BUILD50 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34243537086_44fdd2af27_z.jpgP47BUILD51 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33473940523_8271a11111_z.jpgP47BUILD52 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34243536936_edffa88fd2_z.jpgP47BUILD53 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

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Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47, and this is what he said, “The gap for the outer pylon was also filled and wiped smooth. I drilled the holes for the rocket launcher. Yes, they're marked from the inside but in my excitement, I joined the wings first before drilling. When I made the first hole I was off a bit, so that hole got filled with some styrene rod and will be cut filled and sanded smooth. After another round of sanding and minor putty she'll be ready for masking and primer.”

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33495675133_1d6b3fbc87_z.jpgP47BUILD54 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34265234476_be408d1eaf_z.jpgP47BUILD55 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33464178964_36bf847c0c_z.jpgP47BUILD56 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34265234436_2bc51dc360_z.jpgP47BUILD57 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33464178904_95a0093d25_z.jpgP47BUILD58 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34265234426_2a5c6d6291_z.jpgP47BUILD59 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33464178794_ec3e3094cd_z.jpgP47BUILD60 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34265234376_33cc6d4c11_z.jpgP47BUILD61 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34305840105_7989ddeb62_z.jpgP47BUILD62 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34305839905_c5f1a68d2d_z.jpgP47BUILD63 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

 

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Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47, and this is what he said, “Here she is in white primer. False alarm about those rivers, they came back just fine as the primer dried. I'll give this a day to cure, smooth out with 1500 and start by shooting the wheel wells with yellow zinc primer color.”

 

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34216878551_4e83d72300_z.jpgP47BUILD64 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33963685530_01b61173b3_z.jpgP47BUILD65 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34216900931_c8571a8749_z.jpgP47BUILD66 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34216900831_02d6257317_z.jpgP47BUILD67 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34216900751_d818e1da3d_z.jpgP47BUILD68 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

 

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Thanks, Gil.

 

Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47, and this is what he said, “Just wanted to shoot off a picture of the zinc coated wheel wells. I used Tamiya lacquer thinner to reduce the Tamiya acrylic paint. I'm please with the way it behaved.”

 

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34321075066_943f7b15f8_z.jpgP47BUILD69 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

 

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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.”

 

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34370662705_77a26cb5a5_z.jpgP47BUILD70 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34239864251_c4fb060cd1_z.jpgP47BUILD71 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

 

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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.”

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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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.”

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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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.”

 

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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

 

 

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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.”

 

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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

 

 

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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.”

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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

 

 

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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.”

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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

 

 

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Kyle sent me an update on my RAF P-47, and this is what he said, “Just finished the gloss clear. This time I used Tamiya x-22 with Tamiya lacquer thinner. I'm going to give it a couple days until it's hard enough to mask on.”

 

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34644156026_4c0c85b15f_z.jpgP47BUILD105 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34644155976_bf39101a59_z.jpgP47BUILD106 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

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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.”

 

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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

 

 

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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.”

 

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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

 

 

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Kyle sent me two updates on my RAF P-47 build, and this is what he said, “I got the gear door covers on the legs and assembled the bombs.”

 

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34525066770_16032d533c_z.jpgP47BUILD127 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34525066670_8356a1b2b5_z.jpgP47BUILD128 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

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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.”

 

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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

 

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I may not be posting much but I'm following all this work very closely. It is in my favorite scale after all. Kyle is doing outstanding work here. This and the P-40 look magnificent. I'm also digging the wooden ship in the background of the last pic too.

 

Keep them coming Tim!

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