Tuesday, 4 March 2014

P-47 Thunderbolt

You may recall about a week ago a post about stripping my Flames of War Thunderbolt because I was unhappy with the paint job (you can read the post here). Well now I have finished my second attempt at painting her up. Throughout the paint job I felt unhappy with it as I found the model quite hard to paint. Perhaps it was because there isn't much definition making it hard to paint from dark to light or do an effective wash. I later found out that there are useful ways to do washes for such models like using a pin. However after a paint job which took to long I decided finally to call it complete. After a day the paint job grew on me but I would still say its a pretty shoddy paint job. However warts and all here it is:





The writing below the aeroplane reads DEATH FROM ABOVE which I copied from the film Apocalypse Now, a real classic. Anyhow, as mentioned above I am not 100% happy with this, more like 55% however I got sick and tired of painting it so it was time to move on and call it a day. After all it still will blow up german steel no matter how bad it looks doing it, right? 

7 comments:

  1. That piece from BF is definately lacking in detail a bit. But I think you did a good job! It's a mini meant for gaming anyhow.

    If you ever end up painting it yet again you could try making all the panel lines etc. deeper with a hobby knife or some other sharp ended tools?

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    1. Thanks I appreciate the feedback. I guess the more time that passes the more I appreciate it. Plus good point regarding it being a gaming model, the main aim is to get it on the table.

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  2. You are a harsh critic. Looks pretty good to me.

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    1. I guess it's not so bad. I'm looking forward to taking it for a spin tonight.

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  3. I think it looks fine Steve - the Nazis will surely tremble in fear as it flies overhead!

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  4. I agree with everyone before me - looks fine to me. That said, I've been where you are before too - so I know the feeling sometimes about some projects.

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