P47D Brazilian 1st Squadron Italy 1944 (Academy 1/72)

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  1. ArmouredSprue

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    A few people know that Brazilian troops fought shoulder to shoulder with the Allies in Italy against the Axis during World War II.

    Even fewer know that Brazilian pilots formed a squadron, the 1st Brazilian Squadron attached to the 350FG.

    They flew the powerful P47D Thunderbolts.

    I've used the good Academy kit with FCM decals to represent a plane flown by Cap. Fortunato. He was the creator of the distinctive armed ostrich painted on the port side of the motor cowling.

    P47D_C1-0001.JPG

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    P47D_C1-0005.JPG

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    Cheers!
     
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    Nice model and interesting subject!
     
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    Nice one! :thumbright:
     
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    She really came out nicely!
     
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    Agreed. :thumbright:
     
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  7. ArmouredSprue

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    Thank you!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Agree. Nice work and good to see something a little different.
     
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    Thanks mate!
     
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  14. Wayne Little

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    Scrubbed up real nice! :D
     
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  15. ArmouredSprue

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    Thanks Wayne!
    You'll be able to see it in flesh during SAPMA model expo on the 12th of October (at CBC gymnasium).
    I also will display the P40 and my BF110C-4

    Cheers
    Paulo
     
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    Very interesting subject Paulo.

    Muy bello modelo.
    Saludos cordiales
     
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    Muchas gracias!
     
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    saw it in the flesh today.....looks good close up too! :D
     
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    Thanks Wayne! It was good to catch up with you today!
     
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    :thumbright:

    A prize winner at the Expo also a pic to follow! :D
     
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