Primer Primer: P-47N Part 7

Because I have already stated that I am not a builder, you will not be surprised to learn that this is NOT my favorite part of the build. In fact, I usually deliberately avoid this type of fill and sand model building. But there’s no way around it this time. My approach is very primitive.
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Actually building a model (as opposed to discussing it) is an exercise in cruel reality. You have to walk that lonesome valley all alone. Sometimes it’s fun, but mostly it’s a grind. Like everything else. On the High Planes kit, the tail strake is cut up into two halves, each half being part of a
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I wish I were clever enough to set up something like this– but I’m not. It’s just a coincidence that this model will be built in a way that involves one of the those markings “controversies” that I tried to explain here. The “controversy” isn’t a controversy at all– it’s the result of the sloppy
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Added a “wash” made from Future and food coloring. Non-toxic, sorta.        I’m trying my hand at video editing– trying to learn all about it in a few days, which is like learning air traffic control over the weekend. Might be a challenge for most people but I think I’ve got a handle on it.
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Oh yeah. Here’s where we start to get unprofessional. Yeah, that’s right. Maybe I DO wanna be a french fry! So the parts are painted in a color that looks much brighter when photographed (Yeah I SAID it looks brighter when photographed). My goal here is to not mess up the cockpit by trying too
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I build a lot of 1/72 fighter planes from World War 2 to save space. Builders who finish one model per year could build in 1/32 scale and have plenty of room for ten years or so. But I build a model in a couple of weeks and that rate I’d run out of room
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I bought the High Planes P-47N kit on eBay from a fellow blogger who seemed to need the money more than the kit. What I received was a bit of “grab bag” which may or may not represent the way the High Planes kit was when it came from the “factory.” There was no cowling
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This blog is supposed to be about model building, so I’d better get down to some of that or risk being labeled as an “effete intellectual counterrevolutionary” and guillotined. Wouldn’t want that. I do have a “stash” of sorts. If you’re privy to the world of plastic kits, you know that a stash is a
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