P-47 Thunderbolt Family

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  1. T Bolt

    T Bolt Well-Known Member

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    #1 T Bolt, May 18, 2010
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    acy2174.jpg P5091830.JPG P5091831.JPG P5091832.JPG P5091833.JPG P5091835.JPG P5091836.JPG P5091837.JPG P5091838.JPG P5091839.JPG P5091840.JPG P5091841.JPG I thought I would post my 1/72nd scale Thunderbolt collection

    First up is the Academy P-47D “Bubble top” This was my first try at multiple shades Floquil silver.
     
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    Very nice Glenn, done a good job there mate!
     
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    #3 T Bolt, May 18, 2010
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    acad_p-47d-razorback.jpg P5091805.JPG P5091806.JPG P5091811.JPG P5091813.JPG P5091814.JPG P5091816.JPG P5091819.JPG Thanks Wayne!

    Next is the 1/72 Academy P-47D “Razorback” I used the kit decals with this one and was not happy with them at all. They were very thick and apparently completely immune to Micro Set and Micro Sol.
     
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    #4 T Bolt, May 18, 2010
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    mpm  xp-47h.jpg XP-47H.jpg 3.jpg 5.JPG P5091820.JPG P5091822.JPG P5091823.JPG P5091824.JPG The XP-47H was an experiment in mounting a liquid-cooled engine on the Thunderbolt. The Chrysler IV-2220 was an experimental 2,500 hp liquid-cooled inverted V-16 engine. Two P-47D-15 aircraft were converted to the new engine and designated XP-47H The engine program was so delayed that the first flight was not until July 1945, by which time the war in Europe had ended and the need for the fighter was gone.
    The model is a very early and rough offering from MPM. The plastic was very thick with huge attachments stubs to the sprues and requires a large amount of cleanup. There was a very basic interior which I didn’t improve on as very little is visible through the canopy. With a lot of work it turned out alright although I wish I had scratch-built the landing gear covers as they are far too thick.
     
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    #5 ozhawk40, May 18, 2010
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    Three great models there Glenn. Do you have any details of the plane and pilot for the razorback? The nose art looks familiar.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    #7 T Bolt, May 18, 2010
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    pavla72061reviewgp_box.jpg P-43%20-%20Small.jpg P5091803.JPG P5091804.JPG P5091802.JPG P5091801.JPG P5091799.JPG P5091798.JPG P5091797.JPG P5091796.JPG P5091795.JPG P5091794.JPG P5091793.JPG P5091792.JPG pavla72061reviewgp_box.jpg P-43%20-%20Small.jpg P5091803.JPG P5091804.JPG P5091802.JPG P5091801.JPG P5091799.JPG P5091798.JPG P5091797.JPG P5091796.JPG P5091795.JPG P5091794.JPG P5091793.JPG P5091792.JPG Thanks Peter, Gnomey. No, I don’t know off hand. The kit Decals were used so tonight I’ll look and see if I still have the instructions stuck away somewhere and I’ll let you Know.

    Next up. The P-43 Lancer was the immediate predecessor of the P-47. It was I turn a turbo supercharged version of the P-35 (Which I have on the shelve but have not built yet) with a redesigned razorback. The shape of the thunderbolt can be seen on the lines of the much smaller Lancer. Quite a few were built to keep the Republic production lines working until the P-47 was ready for production. Most were used for training, but a few were sent to China under lend-lease. The turbo supercharger in one of these allowed Col. Robert L. Scott to fly over Mt. Everest to which he devoted a chapter to in his book God is Mt Co-Pilot.
     
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    Stunning collection. If the first one was truly your try at multiple shades Floquil silver then there is no need to do any more because you NAILED IT! WOW!!!! :shock:
     
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    I agree with Dirk. I dream of paint jobs that well done. :notworthy:
     
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    Very nice work there Glenn.
     
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    Great job there Glenn, well done!!!
     
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    With all here. :thumbright:
     
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    VERY NICE WORK SIR!!! Even though the Chrysler powered H was hard to work with I like it a lot. Well done.:notworthy:
     
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    Real Nice Models, especially love the NMF on the first. What did you make the base out of?
     
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    Very nice. I have the P-43 in Chinese markings. I like your version better.
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    Very nice Glenn!
     
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    #17 T Bolt, May 18, 2010
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    P5181951.JPG Thanks a lot Guys!!

    Dirk, I've made 3 others with the same method ,a B-25 and a Boeing 247 in 1/72nd, and a XF5F Skyrocket in 1/48th. They all turned out good and I’ll have to take some pictures and post them, but the masking is a killer on the larger airplanes. I started work on the B-17C below and got so burned out I didn’t touch another model for a couple of years. I’ll have to finish it before the tape becomes permanent.
     
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    G'day Glen,
    great work mate!

    The tyres on the bubble top have a flat spot and bulge.... Did they come that way or was it something you did to add reality??

    cheers
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    They're True Details resin wheels Pete. They do add a lot to the realism and they were only a couple of dollars. I add them to a lot of my models.
     
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    wow Glenn, great models all of them !
     
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