**** DONE: 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback" - Your Favorite Aircraft of All Time GB

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  1. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

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    #1 Aaron Brooks Wolters, Mar 2, 2012
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    Username: Aaron Brooks Wolters
    Name: Brooks
    Category: Intermediate?
    Kit: Tamiya Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback"
    Scale: 1/48
    Accessories: None


    This aircraft has been my favorite ever since I read the book Thunderbolt by Martin Caidin when I was in the fifth grade. 2,000 horsepower, eight 50 caliber Browning machine guns, and the ruggedness of tank. What can I say?
     

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    Sweet! I so need to get one of these.
     
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    Giving me some competition, huh Aaron :lol: That's a magnificent kit, I think you're going to thoroughly enjoy putting it together. What markings are you going to do it in, or haven't you decided yet?
     
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    Great stuff Aaron, looking forward to seeing this one progress.
     
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    Well I've got some time Glenn, but I was thinking about Robert Johnson's ride but I'm not sure yet. I may just do it out of box. And thank you Bruce and Terry.
     
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    Looks like a great entry Brooks.
     
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    Thank you Andy. If I ever had the money to buy two planes, the P-47 would be the first purchase.
     
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    Lookin' forward to this...

    Word of caution... Martin Caidin has been known to streeeeeeeech the truth a bit...

    Charles
     
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    Thank you Charles and I know what you mean about Mr. Caidin.:)
     
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    Looks awesome can't wait for this build :D
     
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    I've started painting the cockpit and adjacent parts. Thanks for all of the interest guys.:)
     
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    That is one big selection of parts Brooks old chap, sure going to enjoy your sorting them out.
     
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    Gotta love those Jugs!
    Great plane, great kit.
     
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    Well, all of the cockpit pieces are covered in paint and decals. I lost the seat belts to bumbling fingers, spent 20 minutes trying to untangle them to no avail so it will do without. I will assemble it tomorrow evening when all is dry. Photos soon afterwards. This thing has three different gunsights and props. But hey, it's going together.
     
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    Sounds good Aaron. Have a go at making seat belts from thin foil, or paper.
     
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    I put the seatbelt decal on wine bottle foil then cut it out, but I'm not really happy with it. That's why I haven't done anything lately with the razorback. I just have to decide to rip them off and start over. Your better off without the decal belts Aaron.
     
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    #18 Aaron Brooks Wolters, Mar 5, 2012
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    Terry, I gave the paper and foil a try. I or the belts fared very well. I'll just go with out this time and maybe next time I order a set. Say....for the Spit GB. I have a Mk XVIe from Italeri. I will probably order a set or six off line. In the mean time, here are the shots I promised. IMG_5032 P-47D cockpit resized 20.jpg IMG_5034 resized 20.jpg IMG_5030 P-47D cockpit resized 20..jpg
     
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    Checked the fit on the fuselage.............you could not ask for a better fit. just a little Elmers glue for a seam sealer and it will be perfect.:headbang:
     
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    Looking good Brooks!
     
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