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Old Jan 05, 2007, 12:28 PM
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Hello!
Find paint chips for my Thunderbolt.
For Gabreski's plane need more colours ( seems to be painted in RAF standard ).

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Old Jan 05, 2007, 12:49 PM
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May be too late now, but after years of research I have found that Republic never painted the cockpits of any P-47 with interior green, nor chromate green. They were painted a color known as bronze green. This color was also used in all Grumman planes as well and many Douglas planes.
I had Warbird Colors mix up a pint for me for all my Grumman models and gave some to a friend doing a 47. They did a great job matching what is a difficult color to find in the first place.
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Old Jan 05, 2007, 03:34 PM
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Hans,

Depends on what verion of the P-47. There were several interior colors used.
Gabby flew at least 9 different P-47s with the 56th.
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Old Jan 05, 2007, 03:36 PM
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May be too late now, but after years of research I have found that Republic never painted the cockpits of any P-47 with interior green, nor chromate green. They were painted a color known as bronze green. This color was also used in all Grumman planes as well and many Douglas planes.
I had Warbird Colors mix up a pint for me for all my Grumman models and gave some to a friend doing a 47. They did a great job matching what is a difficult color to find in the first place.
Hans
Hello Hans!
Thanks for the info!
Can you somehow post a chip of paint to imagine what shade would be this bronze green?
Sorry bad english ...
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Old Jan 05, 2007, 04:10 PM
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Hello Hans!
Thanks for the info!
Can you somehow post a chip of paint to imagine what shade would be this bronze green?
Sorry bad english ...
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Jimmy,
You don't need to keep apologizing for your English. It's very good and I have no trouble understanding you. I am following this build with great interest.
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Old Jan 05, 2007, 06:13 PM
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Hi!
A few pics with the tail as a separate piece ( for the moment ) sheeted with 1mm. balsa.
...... slowly closing to "this era" ( 2007 ) ... with the photos....
Before X-mas manage to test the tail gear and his mechanism,and test the main gear.Some pics soon.
Hope that this days to bring you, ACTUAL photos of my Jug

P.S. The flag on avatar is the Romanian National Flag.

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Old Jan 05, 2007, 07:32 PM
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I'll have to look for the chip for you. I have it tucked away someplace. The color is almost a blue green.
Evil,
I went through lots of Republic paint records for the 47 and every single paint spec called for Bronze green. I spoke with 3 people that worked at Republic building 47s and they confirmed that Republic never used anything but Bronze green in the cockpits of 47s. Only in other interior areas of the plane was Chromate green used.
If you have other records I would like to know about them for my reference collection. I just have way too much time on my hands!
Hans
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Old Jan 06, 2007, 03:30 AM
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Jimmy

Another amazing build from you.... You have amazing skill and put us chaps that build ARTF'S to shame.

Dennis

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Old Jan 06, 2007, 11:02 AM
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Jimmy

Another amazing build from you.... You have amazing skill and put us chaps that build ARTF'S to shame.

Dennis

www.densplanes.co.uk
Hello Dennis!
Nothing to be shame for!
I'm sure that the time You spent on this hobby,it's equal with those who build non-ARF's, also, I'm sure that Your flying skils are better too .One can't be a good builder AND a good flyer .... my opinion. ( only a few exceptions > I'm surely not belong to that category ).At least 90% of my free time is filled-up with building and researching. Probably the building "virus" had no cure .
Thank's for your attention on this project.
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Old Jan 06, 2007, 11:21 AM
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Hi Again!
Just before X-mas completed the flaps,ailerons and manage to sheet the bottom of the wing. ( remains the wing servo mounting,upper sheeting and the .... don't know how it's name .. BELLY? -- at this level is my project now; just one or two more sets of pics ).
Jimmy
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Old Jan 06, 2007, 11:35 AM
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Jimmy

We would call that the Belly Pan
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Old Jan 08, 2007, 10:53 AM
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Jimmy

We would call that the Belly Pan
Thank's BigPlumbs!
I was close

Jimmy
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Old Jan 08, 2007, 11:05 AM
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I am still looking for the chip I have. It is not a paint chip like you normally see, but a chip of paint from the cockpit of a P-47 that I was able to get my hands on a few years ago. I also have a chip from the cockpit of one of the F4F-3 Wildcats that were brought up from the bottom of the lake, and they match perfectly.

Here is a photo of a Wildcat cockpit. The interior color is correct and matches the 47 chip I have.
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Old Jan 08, 2007, 11:31 AM
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I am still looking for the chip I have. It is not a paint chip like you normally see, but a chip of paint from the cockpit of a P-47 that I was able to get my hands on a few years ago. I also have a chip from the cockpit of one of the F4F-3 Wildcats that were brought up from the bottom of the lake, and they match perfectly.

Here is a photo of a Wildcat cockpit. The interior color is correct and matches the 47 chip I have.
Hans
Hello Hans!
I'v tryed to compare the two colours ..... ( bronze green cutted from the pic posted by You and interior green from my colour chips / not shure that mine it's the real one).But can see that bronze green has a blue shade, and the interior green has a yellow one.
Anyway, it's a study thema .... for me

Jimmy
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