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PK-22 P-47D Thunderbolt - FINISHED


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25 minutes ago, GREG DESTEC said:

Great looking Tbolt Ian, looks like Matchbox were stingy with underwing stores, not even a drop tank! 

 

Cheers Greg 👍

 

Thanks Greg. Actually Matchbox do supply a pair of bombs and wing racks, but of course these weren't fitted as the Thunderbolt groups were flying escort missions at that time. They were equipped with a single belly tank, which isn't in the kit. But I quite like the clean look! A great reference source for this particular aircraft is the wartime documentary - 'Ramrod to Emden':

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbnB96sJJSg  

 

At the end you see the P-47s landing back at base and some great footage of 'Triss'. 

 

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Congratulations Ian, this Jug has turned out wonderfully well and I’m glad to see that your AFV modelling skills can also be extended to aircraft models. Despite the raised panel lines, the overall shape of Matchbox’s P-47 looks good and you have pulled this whole package together just beautifully. The realistic pilot and spinning prop are lovely features… I just love it! 
Cheers and well modelled.. Dave 

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There's something about the razorback P47 that makes it a really attractive kit...

 

Fantastic build and finish.... I'm inspired to seek out the Tamiya kit which i think is the only 1/72 razorback currently available,  build it again.

 

Derek

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On 4/16/2022 at 1:46 PM, Derek D. said:

There's something about the razorback P47 that makes it a really attractive kit...

Fantastic build and finish.... I'm inspired to seek out the Tamiya kit which i think is the only 1/72 razorback currently available,  build it again.

 

I totally agree, this is such an inspirational build. I'd say the Tamiya kit would be the best 1/72 Razorback out there, however Academy also do one although from memory the tail fin looked quite undersized compared to the Detail & Scale drawings. It would be much cheaper than the Tamiya kit, however I'd go Tamiya if you could land one reasonably cheaply. 

Cheers.. Dave 

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