1/48 XP 47 H

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  1. Ohm-men

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    I build this conversion a long time ago. It was based on an old german made conversion set to be used with the acient Hawk P-47.
    I used the monogram P-47 D as a donor and worked the crude vacu conversion kit arround it.
    But as far as I know, there is no full kit of the P-47 H that I know of.

    The XP-47 H was a test bed for the giant Chrysler V-12 inline engine. 2 prototypes were build. This model represents one of them.
    Decals came from an old superscale decal sheet (stencil data and national insignia) tail no came from a generic numbers sheet.
    A lot of detail was scratch build and a Falcon canopy was used as well. The XP 47 H carried no guns, so guns and gun sight were deleted.

    Tests with the Chrysler V12 were unsetisfaction, so the XP 47 H never reached production.

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    That is great !
     
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    Lovely work!
     
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    Was that the Chrysler V12 Hemi?

    Very nicely done!
     
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    Wow that's a beaut! Tried building one myself in 1/72 scale but it ended up on the "shelf of doom".
     
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    Very nice. The cracked decal could possibly have been avoided by spraying a non-acrylic clear coat onto the sheet first.
     
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    Nice looking model there.
     
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    That's not one you see everyday. Great job!
     
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    #11 Ohm-men, May 18, 2015
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    Thanks for the very nice comments!!! :)
    It as a lot of fun building it. I got this old "Air-Model"? conversion set from a friend. Apperently this set is quiet rare, but also quiet crude and lacking a lot of detail. I engraved all pannel lines on the Monogram kit to match the Air Model fuselage. Even though the convarsion was a complete fuselage, I only kept the nose and belly and used the Monogram fuselage as the detail was far better.
    I had to rebuild the intercooler doors, as the ones on the XP-47H were quiet different. The huge airscoop was made from miliput sanded to shape. Using the crude part of the conversion set as a guide. The prop came from a newer Revell P47 from which I removed the cuff's.

    I think you are right about the chrysler engine being a V 16 (a double V-8 )
    Next to a normal Jug, the XP 47 H is huge. The nose is twice a long. And the uncuffed prop blades make it all look more gigantic imho.

    I hadn't realized the fuselage decal cracked over time. I guess I have to repaer it.
    Not a biggie a think.
     
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    Amazing build.
    I would like to have this model in my collection.
    Best regards
     
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    I may be wrong, but i think there is something missing on the right side...
     
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    #14 fubar57, May 18, 2015
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    Love it . This is the best right side I could find Jim. I look some more to see if I can find one from the right rear.

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    Geo

    EDIT: found an in flight photo in "P-47 Thunder - From Seversky to Victory" showing an air scoop on the right side in the same location as the one on the left.
     
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    Before and after they realized they needed the scoop:

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    Ah...but I see he modeled the second prototype...let me see...
     
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    #17 razor1uk, May 19, 2015
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    Lovely model you've done there :) ...is it me, or does the sleek curves of the cowling towards the spinner remind you of the Ki-61 Hien?, as they do to/for me.
     
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    Beautiful model. I built the 1/72 MPM kit a while ago but I would love to do it in 1/48. Too bad there's not one available.
     
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    Yes very nice, I have the MPM 72 scale somewhere.
     
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    Nice Pic of *****97, I've never seen that side vieuw before.
    At the time I build this model, there was very little info or pics availble. (I think it was around 2004)
    I found a few pics of both *****97 and *****98 and I simply chose the latter to model because I found better pics of it.
    I wasn't even aware there were scoops at both sides of the XP-47 H. I didn't even know there were differences between the two XP-47 H prototypes.
    All I know is they tried a few different prop blades and the choose the uncuffed type because it preformed better at the time.

    I honnestly forgot about the XP 47 H, until I opened up the model cabinet to take another model out, that I noticed the XP 47 H sitting on the shelf next to it....Hence the reason I posted it here ;)
     
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