'Silver' P-47D

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by John Griffin, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. John Griffin

    John Griffin Member

    It's ready... I'm just trying to get the files delivered to Mike Krol... quite a large zip file... Should be any time now...
  2. Fishcarver

    Fishcarver Active Member

    Well done, Mate!
    That is a fine piece of work that you have done there....

    Regards from Canada
  3. airbob

    airbob Member

    A fine big fat "JUG"!!! most excellent....I love the weathering!!!
  4. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Is it soup yet?
  5. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

    I got the files in the morning and hopefully will be done with it by Thursday.
  6. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

    P-47D Thunderbolt is now available.
  7. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member


    Just ordered mine. Guess what my next build is? :-D :-D :-D
  8. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Thanks John!

    Thanks Michael!

    I'm a happy camper! I've got my JUG!

  9. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Okay, so I'm printing out my Torrid Tessie and I just HAVE to say:


    :-o :shock: :-o :shock: :-o :shock: :-o :razz: :razz:

    Without question, one of the best looking kits I have EVER seen.

    And kudos to the Gremir models staff- very, very, very FAST service!
  10. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Hey Ekuth.............. could this technique make the Cylon Helmet work for us mortals?
  11. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    I don't see why not... now if we could just get our hands on the build files... hmmm?
  12. John Griffin

    John Griffin Member

    P-47 OD version

    Just thought I'd note that I'm nearly done with the Olive Drab version of the P-47 now (6D5, 350 FG). I think it might look better than the silver one. I had to shrink the image down to less than 33% to get it to upload but it still seems to look alright.

    Attached Files:

  13. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    John, this is fantastic! I got mine yesterday and am already planning out how I want to build it. Did you keep any notes or use any references on how you made the textures look like bare aluminum? I ask this and many more will, so I can "play" with the Modelart P51D and make it look like your jug. In my dreams of course but I can still do that!
  14. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    this is just amazing man! you are a master at this :)
  15. John Griffin

    John Griffin Member


    Well, the most general advice about natural metal aircraftI have is also the best all-round... think of the plane as a cylindrical mirror (but not as reflective as glass). Underneath is more earth toned, the top more sky. Then remove most of the color. I had to keep tweaking it alot.

  16. John Griffin

    John Griffin Member

    Olive Drab version...

    Here is what the OD P-47 will look like. Should be ready in a week or two.

    Attached Files:

  17. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Awesome weathering on that bird :D
  18. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

    Rembrandt and DaVinci had similiar advice - look at what you want to paint, mix some colors, grab a brush and paint :roll:

    Knowing how to do it and actually being able to do it, that's a difference between normal people and true artists.
    John, I can only look and admire your handiwork!
  19. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Yeah like sculpting.............. just remove the stuff that doesn't look like what you want............ and then you have your sculpture........:cry:

    Tis a beautiful thing you have done John................ now I've got to convince the wife I need an Olive Green one:grin:
  20. yaniv

    yaniv Active Member

    i jost got my copy from

    what a great model
    i just need to think how toi turn it to a r/C model :)

    thanks u john and Michael

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