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  2. #502
    Another work of art turning up
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  3. #503
    thanks, John - It took a while but it feels good to be back on this project again. Hopefully I'll be able to keep it rolling along.
    I'm about to begin on the main LG legs and retraction method for this kit. Then I can button up the main gear wells, finish the upper surface infilling, and get the wing properly
    prepped for paint.
    Once that's done I can return to the fuselage and get the tail surfaces installed, then finish the cockpit area. I need to fabricate a gunsight and finish the canopy centerline rail - paint the pilot and so on.
    She should come together in relatively short order given that the fuselage was so far along already.

    I really want to see a good outcome on this project - the P47 is one of my personal favorite aircraft for so many reasons.
    enter..the Sandman

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  4. #504

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    Knowing the way you build it can only end up being a work of art
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  5. #505
    I appreciate the encouragement John -
    I have posted some recent build vids to the channel as of last night
    enter..the Sandman

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  6. #506
    smoothing out the P-47's elliptical wing
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  7. #507
    alright - so there isn't much to show that looks new - but the wing has been treated to more surface preparation - sanding, filling and sealing.


    Also - I am working on the wheel wells - far from completed but going in the right direction..hopefully
    enter..the Sandman

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  8. #508
    Looking good mate
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  9. #509
    thanks, John - Appreciate you.

    it's been slow going with all the real world intrusions - don't these people know that my 'work' is important? lol
    anyway - I'm still cleaning up and detailing the wheel wells and landing gear legs.
    We're still a ways from 'standing her up' as I like to call that point where the model stands on it's own LG for the first time, but progress is progress whether it's slow or fast
    enter..the Sandman

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  10. #510
    the work continues - currently adding a couple of build videos to the channel - should be up over the next couple of hours.




    more LG work
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  11. #511
    work continues - now the main gear doors as well as determining the cutout for the gear well fairings




    Added the inner doors or 'stiffeners' to the main gear doors - they'll need to be refined and shaped to fit inside of the wheel well fairings oncce those are fabricated and installed.
    work work work
    enter..the Sandman

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  12. #512
    Very nice indeed great workmanship
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  13. #513
    still hoping to do justice to the Jug - thanks for checking in John - always appreciated.

    I should have something to post here and to the channel soon
    enter..the Sandman

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  14. #514


    early on in the process of refining the P-47 wing - miles to go on it yet.
    ..now, keep this in mind fellers - she won't be perfectly to scale, but I will do whatever I can to the best of my humble ability.
    Thanks for viewing the thread - and the channel - if you've wandered over there at all
    enter..the Sandman

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  15. #515
    I'm still here and still working on the LG for the P-47D



    as you can see I'm having to make adjustments to the overall scale appearance of these LG components to get to a decent representation of retractable P-47 LG - not to mention the engineering of getting it to retract and fit into the wells.
    Why do I do these things? It's a question I can't answer. But I can tell you there will be a couple of videos posted in a day or two that talk about the struggle LOL
    enter..the Sandman

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  16. #516
    All just a mock up but this way I can see the dihedral, stance, the proportion of the gear legs, wheels, and doors as complete assemblies when compared to the airframe..to see if we're on the right road.


    we've still got miles and miles to go yet, but it is beginning at last to look like an airplane maybe - lil bit
    enter..the Sandman

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  17. #517
    flaps down too

    looks a bit odd without the lower fuselage belly pan installed yet..
    enter..the Sandman

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  18. #518
    a friend of mine and the person who's model craftsmanship inspired me to try the balsa infill method has most of his builds posted
    here at Virtual Aerodrome -----> Virtual Aerodrome - Model Aircraft Gallery - Keil Kraft Fairey Gannet

    This is his rendition of the Fairey Gannet


    Here is his T-28 Trojan Virtual Aerodrome - Model Aircraft Gallery - Berkeley North American T-28 Trojan


    you can page through these builds and many others, by David Duckett, or any of the other model builders, when you browse this site
    enter..the Sandman

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  19. #519
    this is going to help immensely with this project as it moves to the next phase
    enter..the Sandman

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  20. #520
    I know it doesn't look like much has been accomplished in the last week or so, but what I have managed to do is get the brake lines installed and the
    hydraulic pump cannisters started.
    I'm still shaping and sizing the hardpoints so they're just laid on to see if we're getting somewhere on those. Then they'll be detailed with the ordy attachment clamps and so on.
    All that is left to make for the wing assembly to be complete is the remaining MG barrels.
    In the center of the wing you can see the part that will be modified to replicate the engine cowl flaps ring around the forward fuselage. The attachment of this part will be a whole
    process unto itself, but at least it will mark the beginning of the final steps I need to take to get the fuselage done.
    Still many miles to go yet before the wing can be attached to the fuselage.
    enter..the Sandman

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  21. #521
    on a different note -
    I spent some time working on a project for the grandkids.


    I'll repost these after I resize them...
    enter..the Sandman

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  22. #522
    here are some more pics of the project





    for some reason Imgur is not saving the resizing edits - been trying for an hour. If these are too large I'll just remove them - let me know
    enter..the Sandman

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  23. #523
    back on topic - the P-47D pilot is painted and detailed
    enter..the Sandman

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  24. #524
    https://i.imgur.com/fq1YSiy.jpeg

    gear retracted and tail fin and stabilizer added

    the wing is not attached - I just wanted to check alignments and see if the
    wing needs shimming
    enter..the Sandman

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  25. #525
    here is the image for those who don't use links -

    enter..the Sandman

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