Hasegawa 1/32 P47D Republic Thunderbolt

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  1. Vaughan

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    #1 Vaughan, Nov 22, 2012
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    Well I couldn't hold back any longer so I've made a start on the Thunderbolt, it's a big kit and will look impressive on the shelf when finished. I won't be building the 'Gabby' version as most people do, so I've opted for Maj. Glenn T. Eagleston's Thunderbolt with the skull and cross bones nose art. This one's going to be a challenge as it's a NMF but I should be ok as the Wildcat turned out successfully. First up is the Pratt Whitney Double Wasp radial engine. There are very few parts compared to the Trumpeter kits but it's still well detailed. As with most of these planes very little will be seen of the engine but it's nice to put the effort in, so I might even go as far as adding some plug wires. It's a dry fit at the moment but will start spraying it this evening if I get the time.
    Vaughan
     

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    Waiting for the magic to start Vaughan. :eating:

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    I've seen the Hasegawa jugs at various local shows and it builds into a really nice model. I'm sure you'll do it justice.
     
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    Gonna be a Big Jug
     
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    A real NICE kit, must get back to mine...
     
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    Thats gonna look great, one of my fave planes
     
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    Ignition wires are some of my favorite wires! Yay!
    I didn't think you could remain idle for long...
    May need to build a few more shelves now.
     
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    Looking forward to the progress. I have a few detail shots taken at Duxford if you need them.
     
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    Hi All
    I managed to spray the engine components yesterday and have given the cylinders a wash to enhance them. The plug holes have been drilled, lead wires have been inserted and glued with CA. Push rods and distributer ring I will hopefully fit tomorrow .
    Vaughan
     

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    The engine looks suprised!
     
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    Great start Vaughan. Is that solder you are using for wire?
     
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    Looking great Vaughan! :thumbright:
     
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    Andy, I've always used this make of lead wire which is very flexible but can break quite easily.
    The pushrods/distributor ring is now fitted, next step will be to attach the plug wires.
    Vaughan
     

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    Looking very good there Vaughn.;)
     
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    Off to a great start Vaughan!
     
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    How does this compare to the Revell mess?
     
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    Not quite sure what you mean.
    Anyway here's the wires trimmed and attached.
    Vaughan
     

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