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#1 Deacon

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:30 PM

I'd like to join in with this build as I need a P-47 for my RAF collection.

Academy's 1:72 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback". This will be finished in the markings of HD154 '18' of 73 OTU, RAF,
based at Fayid, Egypt 1946.

Here is a shot of the kit and decals.....

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And a closer look at the Freightdog illustrations.....

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I notice Enzio is doing the same scheme, but at least the kit is different! :D

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#2 Mish

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 04:45 AM

Nice one

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:45 PM

Thanks Mish.

With two of the Brits Abroad "Immediate Post-War RAf" P47's being built on this forum, I thought I would change the format of this build and include the third
P47 that can be built using this decal sheet. At the same time, as I am using a Revel kit for FL-O of 81 Squadron, I'll try to compare the two types of kit
to see the difference and let you decide which is the better (the Revell one cheaper by about 2.00)

So, here are the box shots of the Revell kit and the decal sheet.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 09:32 PM

Looking forward to this one

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:44 AM

Nearly went with the Academy one for my RAF Razorback build, but plumped for the Tamiya one in the end. Went with the Revell one for the Bubbletop, going to be doing a natural metal finish too. It builds up quite nicely, especially for 5.50.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:22 PM

Well as promised here are some comparison shots. Sorry about my photography skills.

Wheels wells, the Revell kit is at the top of the screen

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Fuselage, the Revell is the left and top respectively

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Engines, the one on the right is the Revell one and I think it is more detailed

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and here they are painted the the Revel one now on the left, just to keep you on your toes :blush:

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and that's it for the moment, you'll be pleased to know. ;)

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:56 PM

Nice start

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:48 PM

I've steered away from the comparison as there are enough shots of both kits on this forum anyway.

Here is where I am with the two kits as of tonight.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:01 AM

Funnily enough that's exactly where I'm at with my Revell one too. Just got the OD to spray this morning and then the gloss coat tomorrow so I can decal it up on Thurs evening after work.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:57 PM

I was just thinking that's where you are with the Revell :)

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:31 PM

This is how far I have got with the Revell kit so far...

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:40 PM

And here is the Academy kit....

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:50 PM

Looking good! Looking forward to seeing your MK 1 with its decals on.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:10 PM

Here they are finished.....

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Thanks for the encouragement and help everyone. :D

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:47 AM

Nice one Deacon, well done. They both look great.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:31 AM

Great looking Thunderbolts! I really like the Mk I, looks fantastic in that scheme. I think I might have to get that decal sheet and do one myself, would provide a nice contrast to my current Mk I once I get it finished....

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:33 AM

Excellent Bolts...

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