Best Custom Model Airplane Companies

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  1. rubbermimi

    rubbermimi New Member

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    I want to get a P-47 Thunderbolt model custom made, but would like to hear from people who are pleased with models they have had done. Who does the best work? I also am not sure whether to go for a mahogany carved model or a metal/die-cast one. Any ideas or suggestions?

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    I found one site that looks promising, I'll get it to you tomorrow. I'm the meantime I suggest you move this thread to the modeling sections so more people can see it ;)
     
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    I agree with Spicyjuan. Plus there a several great builders there who may be able to make what you want out of a plastic kit providing markings are available. There are a few who make markings as well.



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    I had two custom made F-16s made to commemorate my two incentive flights I had when I was still in the Air Force. Sorry that the photo isn't all that good. Here is the website: Airplane Models, Aircraft Models, Custom Military Models

    They give you a few options (ordinance, fuel tanks...). You will need pictures if you want a certain aircraft tail number or to be historically correct. They also sell generic aircraft. Check them out.

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    Wow they look great. The one that I had OP was this one (I haven't ordered anything from them though):http://www.modelbuffs.com
     
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    Thanks.
    They were about $375 apiece. Well worth it in my opinion. I had a great time on both flights. One in South Korea and the other over Las Vegas. The ultimate roller coaster rides!!!!
     
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    Thank you! I'm not sure where or how to move this thread - I'm a newbie :)
     
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    Thank you! I have some decent pics - not great, but I'm assuming they will start with the basic plane and add details...
     
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    They look awesome. $375 seems reasonable - it is meant to be a very special piece, and I want it done the very best way. Are those plastic models? What is the scale?
     
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    They are solid wood models. I don't know the scale, maybe 1/32 or 1/48. And I agree, they are a very special piece and when I received them in the mail and opened the box... I really did not care what scale they were because they looked just like the planes I flew in. Now, from looking at the website, you can get your plane with battle damage.
     
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