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P-47B Brazilian Air Force - 1/72 scale


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Hi guys,

It's been a while since my last time around here. Let me show you my Academy P-47B conversion. I reduced the fuselage lenght and removed its characteristic belly to make a genuine dash-B. This particular airframe was the only P-47B received by the Brazilian Air Force. Received as a war weary bird, after a few flights, it was grounded as an instructional airframe.

 

My page does not have https, so you will have to trust me...

http://www.ratomodeling.com.br/tmp/T1.jpg

http://www.ratomodeling.com.br/tmp/T2.jpg

http://www.ratomodeling.com.br/tmp/T3.jpg

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Rato Marczak

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Very nice especially the subtly done but heavy weathered look. You have pulled that off well!

 

Terry

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Thanks guys.

 

It was more an experiment with OPR, that's why I used the Academy kit. Not a bad kit, though. 

Marcello, the 'fat' type stars were cut off from an FCM sheet. Serials applied one by one, and the writing on the nose printed myself.

 

Rato

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I've been following your work over the years and again you have produced a stunning model. Looking good!
Do you also have a build progress of this one? 

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2 hours ago, Luka said:

I've been following your work over the years and again you have produced a stunning model. Looking good!
Do you also have a build progress of this one? 

Hi Luka,

Thank you for your kind words... 
I 've been reeling over the last two months to write an article for a magazine, but I may give it up and publish in my site, only. Let's see...

Cheers

Rato

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On 14/06/2022 at 00:47, Rato Marczak said:

Hi guys,

It's been a while since my last time around here. Let me show you my Academy P-47B conversion. I reduced the fuselage lenght and removed its characteristic belly to make a genuine dash-B. This particular airframe was the only P-47B received by the Brazilian Air Force. Received as a war weary bird, after a few flights, it was grounded as an instructional airframe.

 

My page does not have https, so you will have to trust me...

http://www.ratomodeling.com.br/tmp/T1.jpg

http://www.ratomodeling.com.br/tmp/T2.jpg

http://www.ratomodeling.com.br/tmp/T3.jpg

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Rato Marczak

very nice T-bolt!!!

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Strong work, Rato.  I think it's about time for a new P-47B tooling; the third-tier manufacturer Lindberg made one ages ago but I've never seen one in person.

 

Can't wait to see a build article!

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1 hour ago, Jackson Duvalier said:

Strong work, Rato.  I think it's about time for a new P-47B tooling; the third-tier manufacturer Lindberg made one ages ago but I've never seen one in person.

 

Can't wait to see a build article!

Hey Jackson,

Thank you. Dora Wings promised one for this year. That's why I rushed to finish mine... My karma!

Take care

Rato

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On 14/06/2022 at 05:47, Rato Marczak said:

Hi guys,

It's been a while since my last time around here. Let me show you my Academy P-47B conversion. I reduced the fuselage lenght and removed its characteristic belly to make a genuine dash-B. This particular airframe was the only P-47B received by the Brazilian Air Force. Received as a war weary bird, after a few flights, it was grounded as an instructional airframe.

 

My page does not have https, so you will have to trust me...

http://www.ratomodeling.com.br/tmp/T1.jpg

http://www.ratomodeling.com.br/tmp/T2.jpg

http://www.ratomodeling.com.br/tmp/T3.jpg

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Rato Marczak

Well done.

 

Alain

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