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theplasticsurgeon

Tim's drab Thunderbolt bubble - COMPLETED

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Joining you with this kit.

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To build this option, I've already built the metal option.

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Here are the parts.

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I thought about this one  Tim,has it got recessed panel lines?

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2 minutes ago, stevej60 said:

I thought about this one  Tim,has it got recessed panel lines?

Hi Steve

  Yes but this kit shows its age it was first released in 1974 according to Scalemates https://www.scalemates.com/kits/257481-hasegawa-a8-republic-p-47d-thunderbolt

The cockpit is basic with just a seat and an instrument panel represented by a decal and there is no control column https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/4/8/1/257481-88-instructions.pdf 

 

I would recommend the Tamiya kit I know it may be expensive in Europe but you can find this kit for a decent price in HK or Japan ...

 

Cheers

Patrice

 

 

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I've built the other option previously, no photos.

Here's the razorback version from 2016, a lot of similarity - so one is based on the other.

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Watching, I’m got an eye on one of these on eBay with a mind to do the same scheme, not touching the academy one again 

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Whilst we're aiting, here are my previous Thunderbolts , all /72.

Airfix.  With Hasegawa decals,

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Airfix, again Hasegawa decals

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Academy razorback

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Academy bubble

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Revell with RAF decals from Academy kit.

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Revell M

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Revell again

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Italeri N

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That's a nice collection you have there Tim. Looking forward to seeing the next one addition!

Best regards 

Joss

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On 6/28/2018 at 10:15 PM, PhantomBigStu said:

I wasn’t aware the Revell kit came with RAF decals unless I’ve missed a boxing? 

Decals from the Academy kit - sorry to raise your hopes.

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Just now, theplasticsurgeon said:

Decals from the Academy kit - sorry to rise your hopes.

Ah ok, is it the alternative option in the NMF boxing then? 

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Stu, if you try the decal method I mentioned in this thread, Academy decals aren't so awful. I did the same finish as Tims KW-R & had no issues with them other than a couple of stencils I hadn't glossed under, a lesson there for me. Otherwise the only issue with the Hasegawa kit. apart from the cockpit as Tim has said, is the simplified arrangement for the splitter under the engine for the oil cooler/turbo charger intakes. It really needs a couple of intake deviders at about 8 & 4 o'clock, the Academy kit is even worse in this respect, the Tamiya & Revell kits do it well.

Steve.

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