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Restoration of the CARF P-47 know as Kansas Tonado

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Old 07-02-2018, 08:58 PM
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Basic paint base. first coat, black. Then I used several different shades of aluminum for the different panels.
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More painting. The Tornado goes on then the weathering.
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Repairing the exhaust trim where the waste gates were. Graham did a wonderful job on this.
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:49 PM
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Good to see you back on it Gary!
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Originally Posted by DrScoles View Post
Good to see you back on it Gary!
Thanks Mike. Actually, I have been working on it, just need to get caught up with postings. Takes time.

BTW, looks a wonderful vacation!
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Excited to see her coming back together-nice work Gary..
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Nose art restoration.
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Nice work Gary! who's paint masks are you using? I like the clear mask and index markings.Looks like it won't be long before it's flying again!
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Originally Posted by f4u1 pilot View Post
Nice work Gary! who's paint masks are you using? I like the clear mask and index markings.Looks like it won't be long before it's flying again!
Graham in the UK did the original build. I was provided the masks and graphics from the company he uses so they matched. Flightline does an outstanding job.
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Having said all that, although the index holes are very nice and would no doubt make it easy on a flat surface, they didn't help much on this compound surface. After the first mask, I had to cut the rest apart to get good alignment. No big deal, just very tiedious. Overall I love the Flightline material and craftsmanship. I highly recommend them. They also supply lots of support information for location.
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Nigel is the best!
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What he said-Nigel is the MAN....His attention to detail is fantastic.
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Originally Posted by IFLYBVM2 View Post
What he said-Nigel is the MAN....His attention to detail is fantastic.
I'd like to share a very interesting thing I learned about his dry transfers. In the past, I have found them to become increasingly difficult to transfer as they age, so these, being what, 2 years old, I was skeptical about there worth. Fact is, they transfer as good as the day they were printed. His non-stick backing, and the adhesive he uses is far superior to what I have used in the past. Others I have used were good quality is appearance, but they had to be used in a few weeks or they became very hard to work with. Not so with Flightline products.
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