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Offline lyric1

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Re: Bare metal Thunderbolt work-in-progress
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2023, 07:16:52 PM »
Here's my request for a bare metal D-25: "Mister Lucky" from the 86th FS / 79th FG.

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Re: Bare metal Thunderbolt work-in-progress
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2023, 07:23:06 PM »

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Re: Bare metal Thunderbolt work-in-progress
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2023, 01:00:14 AM »
All I really want is a D-25 from the 85th with the flying skull emblem on the cowl and the blue tail with lighting bolts.



Never have found a complete photo for this one.
Has a profile though.

P-47D-25-RE
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Re: Bare metal Thunderbolt work-in-progress
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2023, 01:23:58 AM »

If you're not sure about X27 then Maybe you would rather tackle X35?



I do have an image as well as a profile of the other side of X35.

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Sweet Heart II"

Not real sure of the red colour for X35 text it is a -40 model per the profile  :headscratch: most likely just an added part at a later date.



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« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2023, 12:27:12 AM »
It's coming along; I've cleaned up the metal texture a bit, added rivet line glare/shadow, more details and grime.  Still using some basic Spec, Power and Env maps. At this sun angle (10am) the broad curves of the fuselage seem to show the metal effect nicely but the wings are pretty much meh.  They do shine at other angles but its not as impressive as the fuselage.

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Re: Bare metal Thunderbolt work-in-progress
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2023, 12:29:13 AM »
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Re: Bare metal Thunderbolt work-in-progress
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2023, 03:05:34 AM »
It's really coming along nicely Oboe, look forward to seeing the end result.

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Re: Bare metal Thunderbolt work-in-progress
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2023, 09:26:11 AM »
Fantastic looking.
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Re: Bare metal Thunderbolt work-in-progress
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2023, 05:25:05 PM »
Looking good.
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Re: Bare metal Thunderbolt work-in-progress
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2023, 05:12:59 PM »
Lyric found these pics of another 85th FS Jug.






X35 would still be my choice from the 85th, though.
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Re: Bare metal Thunderbolt work-in-progress
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2024, 12:13:22 PM »
OK guys bringing up this old thread as I am taking a break from the late-model '47s and working my way back through the earlier ones.

As I review this thread, these candidates for the 79th FG P-47D-25 stand out as possibilities:

X-27 "Mister Lucky" - however unsure of the color of the name art - possibly green with black outline, i.e. "luck of the Irish".   Or it could be yellow; seems to match the center stripe of the rear fuselage band of the photo of X-02.  Or red, as it seems close to the shade of the red "NO STEP" block on the inner rear wing.   Really seems like just a guess.

X-39 "West By Gawd Virginia" - probably the best in terms of reference material to eliminate guesswork but still relies on an artist's color profile.   

X-38 Cowl squad art on on right side suggests all 85thFS bore the squad emblem on both R & L sides.  No left side view of this aircraft so any other nose art is an open question

X-35 "Sweetheart" - profile shows it as a D-40; however photos show lack of tail fin suggesting pre-D30.  Not sure if X-35 is red, profile show red but that seems unique among 79th FG Jugs and it is only artwork, not photo evidence.   The only example of the female figure nose art lacks detail so it would be more of a challenge to do than X-39.

I'm leaning either X-27 or X-39. 

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Re: Bare metal Thunderbolt work-in-progress
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2024, 12:26:45 PM »
I still vote for X35 "Sweetheart"

At the scale of the pinup will be on the skin, you won't be able to add any more detail than can be seen in the photo. Nailing the hair color and the light and shadows should suffice.
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Re: Bare metal Thunderbolt work-in-progress
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2024, 01:04:26 PM »
I still vote for X35 "Sweetheart"

At the scale of the pinup will be on the skin, you won't be able to add any more detail than can be seen in the photo. Nailing the hair color and the light and shadows should suffice.

When working with female nudes I prefer as much detail as possible.  Greebo says he even hires real models to pose for him.   He is SO dedicated to the craft  ;)

Do you think the X35 is red?  Or black?

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Re: Bare metal Thunderbolt work-in-progress
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2024, 01:09:29 PM »
Greebo says he even hires real models to pose for him.   He is SO dedicated to the craft  ;)

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Do you think the X35 is red?  Or black?

Definitely black, just like every plane in the Group.

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