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Francis Gabreski's P-47 Thunderbolt
billn53 posted a topic in Ready for Inspection - AircraftHere is the first of three P-47 Thunderbolts that I am building as a project. This is the venerable Monogram kit, which I remember having built as a teenager long, long ago. For it's time, it was a great kit with lots of detail. The kit is showing it's age, now, so I've done some updates/improvements in this build. In particular, I sanded down all the raised detail, added an aftermarket resin cockpit & engine, and scratch-built other details. Enough talkie-talk. On to the photos! First, Francis Gabreski's "Jug" Plus a short newsreel video: And, my representation: Aftermarket engine, with added wiring and pushrods: Aftermarket interior, with various 3D-printed panels and placards. Seat harnesses are from HGW. Scratchbuilt position and identification lights using clear styrene and UV-activated gel: And that's about it! For more details, check out my WIP here: Also, I've posted an RFI for my second P-47 build (Robert S. Johnson's "Lucky") here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235119874-robert-s-johnsons-p-47-thunderbolt-lucky/