P-47D-25-RE, HV-A Lt. Col. Francis Gabreski June 1944 Group Build

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  1. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

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    Details: Probably Out of Box with minimal extras…need to Catch up!


    Time to open my account in this Group Build, my bird will carry 27 Victories as per the reference and markings within the kit.
    Been discussing with Dan and reviewing other info from Terry and other sources in an attempt to nail down the true identity of the Lower surface colours and some markings….there is still NO absolute confirmation via any source as to a couple of issues with this aircraft, so we must weigh up the evidence at hand and make a call on what we presume to be an accurate representation of this aircraft….and there have certainly been some differing interpretations as to the evolution of colours and markings…..time to build!
     

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    Well this this should be good, but I think I'm seeing double:shock::shock:

    Cheers

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  3. Vic Balshaw

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    Nice selection Wayne, seems to be a popular choice.

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    LOL... Lookin forward to it Wayne..
     
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    Nice one! Two of the same to compare should be good.
     
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    Are u kiddin me Terry??? It'd be different if it was Harrison I was sharin a build with, but the best modeler of our site???

    This sh!t aint fair....

    But, I will most likely finish up with mine before Wayne gets the paint on the wings so......
     
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    All good stuff mate. I think they call it 'Character Building'.........
     
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    Very cool, this is like going to be the Clash of the Titans.
     
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    Watched some of that one the other night VB.Now as far as Wayne finishing it in time?? Dan I think yiou just loaded both barrels :lol: Being out of box I think he will make it.Cheers
     
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    Wayne, I very seriously doubt that you need them but I posted some detail shots of Hun Hunter XVI on Dan's build thread and I am suppose to go to the museum some time soon and get some more but IF you do need them I can post them here.:oops:
     
  13. Wayne Little

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    Whack in what you like Aaron, may add a thing or two if i can....said I wouldn't add anything but I already have.....

    here is stage 1 on the floor......:D
     

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    Like the true master, you just cant resist a little extra. Good touch with the floor Wayne.

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
  15. Wayne Little

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    :oops: True.... and thanks!

    The front half is a bit more of a challenge to deal with....
     
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    Hey Wayne, from test fitting mine, u cant see the front half when installed... Its damn near invisible down there, so are the pedals...
     
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    Looks like we are going to have a close horse race on this GB. Any bets on the out come. What are the odds?

    DBII
     
  18. Wayne Little

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    Yeah I noticed! ...so I need to decide whether to do anything or not, best way to be accurate is to remove the rear half that is visible between the pedals and control stick and replace it entirely!
     
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    And away you go again wayne.. How do you find the time to eat, sleep, model, and repeat? :D
     
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    I am suppose to fly down to Sevierville, TN sometime soon with a friend of mine to the museum and take some more but I have no idea when that will be so until then hope this helps.:oops: IMG_6051 resized 25.jpg

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