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Old 09-04-2019, 07:26 AM
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White nav light.
I forgot to allow for the nav light wires when building the rudder but a long 3/16" drill bit worked well. Some outside Sullivan tubing for wire guides and a little CA did the 'trick'.




Since they are smaller, I used some of my railroad connectors. Robart pocket hinges made it easy for the nav install.




Two white lights came off this extension. Will try to run the spare LED into the cockpit for instruments.

Old 09-04-2019, 08:57 AM
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Nice setup on the Nav light!
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Bummer. Thought I had stars-n-stripes in stock but the shelf was bare.
Just ordered from Major decal. Water transfer. They only take checks/MO so it'll be a few weeks.

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Old 09-04-2019, 01:42 PM
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Paint them, Ziroli 72" version. KlassKote w/ dead flat additive. I used silver ultracote sanded at different angles for covering and the paint sticks very well. I've been following this build as I like the bigger version.

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I can't paint as well as these water transfer decals (I would get bleeding) are and they are so thin that the rivets show through them. And for 29 bucks a set, I can't go wrong!



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Fair enough, I have two vinyl cutters that I cut masks with. Your was IS much faster. I'll spend an hour to mask, three minutes to shoot and another half hour to unmask.
Your bird is looking good.
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In my book, you get more 'points' for painting them.
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Stuff:

Doors back onl



Adding nomenclature.
Using Promark 'dry rub ons'.
Comes with extra sheet indicating where nomenclature is located on the plane.






I always tape them so I can put the 'rub on' back in its exact position, in case I don't thoroughly get the lettering attached to the plane's surface.
I use my heat gun to activate the 'rub on' and then use a 'stump applicator' and/or popsicle stick to rub the nomenclature to the surface.












Five nomenclatures in this picture.








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Nomenclature (cont)
Did the other side of the fuse. I remember the maker of these said it's best to use them soon after they are made. The sheets I have are several years old and some of the red square stuck to the under liner sheet. I'll just have it as 'weathering'.




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Cockpit kit from D-balsa (cont)
Got a few things done.

I find using my sanding belt is easiest for removing the back of the plastic on the front console. The edges melt and then I pop them out.


Printed and sealed gauges glued to console with caulk.



Got the throttle quad and left electrical control panel installed. Screwed them to the side panel from the back side.
Throttle quad:
Drilled small holes in the slots and CA'ed some straight pins in the holes.
Drilled an 1/8" diameter hole for the dial.
Electrical panel:
Drilled 1/16" holes where all the toggle recesses are and installed some aluminum wire in the 10 holes after bending them 45 degrees.
Also used extra LED's from the nav lights and installed one in the electrical side panel.


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Cockpit kit (cont)

Assembled the 'adjustable seat', gun site, armor plate and paint a few parts.

Drilled out the gun site and installed an LED inside it. Also, put a red LED on the dash.

Dry fit.





dry fit seat and armor plating.
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It so close to the real thing it could trigger the PTSD in a WWII veteran P-47 pilot!
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Cockpit kit (cont)
done

White LED in gun site and red LED on dash.








right side:
mmm: needs a few 'touch ups'.




Left side.




Mr Doolittle.




Canopy back on the plane.





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Where did you get the water slide decals from? And I like your idea of the light plastic over the pull-pull cables.
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Here is a preflight training video on the P47 to get you ready for the maiden flight.
P-47 Folly
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Larry,
Major decals: Very thin and won't hide the rivet detail. I like the water transfer (WT) ones. No credit cards, takes a little longer as they wait until your check clears.
At the bottom of the web is the price listings along with a form to fill out and mail to them.

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cool video.

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Wing and tail feather protectors.
Some HD insulation sheeting, felt cloth, aluminum tape and 3M spray.
Tomorrow, go to JoAnn's fabric store for some more felt for the left wing.




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Decals applied.
The champ water transfer decals came in.
A nice thing about these is there are no clear coat over the whole sheet so no need to exactly cut around the edge of the decal. I'm thinking these are 2 part epoxy type paint decals since they are so large and do not tear. I left them in warm water for 60 seconds and slid them into place. Wet paper towel used to remove bubbles, then a dry one to, continue, remove bubbles and, finally, a folded tissue to remove all remaining water and bubbles, working from the center. out.






Also, since they are extremely thin, they show all the rivet and panel line detail and no worries about paint bleeding through all those rivets!


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beautiful!

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