GB-56 1/48 P-47N - Thunderbolts and Lightnings

N4521U

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Nov 1, 2009
Miranda, NSW
User name: N4521U
First name: Bill
Category: Advanced
Scale: 1/48
Manufacturer: Academy
Model type: P-47N
Extras: Yes........... scratch without a doubt, decals from everywhere, Resin engine, cockpit, PE, cloth belts and whatever I can find in spares.
Please forgive me, I have sinned: A long long time ago I had "started" this kit, big mistake, gone are the instructions but I've downloaded them now. The box? Who knows, I got this image from sleebay. All the bits in the Box, well let's just say I have little in the way of spru left. The only progress I made was attaching the engine parts to themselves and something resembling plug wires. Everything else is sealed.

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N4521U

Lieutenant Colonel
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Nov 1, 2009
Miranda, NSW
So, my story.........
I had found a Davidson had flown in this Sqn, the 34th but couold find nothing but these two photos.
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Then my internet searching came up with a 34th reunion booklet with these photos.
Their book cover, Sqn logo, a plane under repair with Spade on rudder, not vert stab.
And an illustration with 3 different versions of tail splash. Hmmmmmm!
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Then these popped up. A crew with a fresh rudder treatment, not matching Anything!
And included in the yearbook, a photo of Davidson and ground crew, I imagine.
So what to do? I will have to find two 7's and I am going with the yellow Tail, black stripe
and the spade on the rudder, it is after all, My model!!!!!!!
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Now to get my wifes chores done so I can go to the bench in peace!
So there! Any objections???
 

Vic Balshaw

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Ouch!! Now when you say 'cracked' is thay just a painfull knock or did you break someting. Whichever, you take care my friend and when you can, get rid of that bl***y brick. :D
 

N4521U

Lieutenant Colonel
11,778
3,069
Nov 1, 2009
Miranda, NSW
Ouch!! Now when you say 'cracked' is thay just a painfull knock or did you break someting. Whichever, you take care my friend and when you can, get rid of that bl***y brick. :D
Well that bloody brick is part of the planter edging, not going anywhere. Yes, a small crack in the ball of the Not So Humerus!!!!! Painful? Jusu Cristo! Can't even reach my big nose. It'll be a week or so for the swell using to go down. Only a few minutes sleep last night, damn.
 

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