Revell 1/32 P-47D Thunderbolt(Smithsonian)

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  1. prem895

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    I hear that this is a bad built from start to finish. Wrong size rudder,landing gear too long,crappy fitting cowl and so on. I have one waiting on ebay for $25. Should I scrap it or do you think it is at least worth $25. Thanks Guys:confused:
     

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    It would make a great practice model. There can be something found wrong with any kit, but this one would give you a chance to do some scratchbuilding and reconstruction work.
     
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    I have read it is just a piece of shite
     
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    It is. Every now and then I like taking the "unbuildable" model and building it. But from what I can recall from a friend who had this one, it has so many things wrong; size/shape of wings, stabilizers, rudder, canopy, cowling, wrong locations/shapes of vents, doors, gun ports.... that it would be an almost total scratch. (BTW, he trashed his.)
     
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    Thanks,you just saved me $25
     
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    Ah! My reply to your PM referred to the 'razorback' which, although inaccurate in parts, 'gets away with it' due to the shape. The 'bubble top' certainly looks wrong on the box art, and in photos I've seen of the model. The P-47 I built years ago looks acceptable, and as far as I remember, the gear legs were shortened at the oleos, which were moulded at full extension, and the angle of rake was also altered.
    The kit is certainly worth it for the price, if used to practice skills, and, given it works out, at least you'll have something approximating a P-47 'bubble top'. If you want a good kit, then go with the higher-priced Hasegawa offering.
     
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    Or with a little bit cheaper Trumpeter one.
     
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    What about the Tamiya P-47s ? No love? :(
     
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    It's OK Igor. The Tamiya kit is a very good base for making a fine replic of the kite.
     
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    The Tamiya P-47 kits are very good, but remember they are 1/48th scale, not 1/32nd scale.
     
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    I think I have become a 32 man
     
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    Was gonna say 'what about the Academy', but that's 1/48 as well! :oops: :lol:

    Same here, nowadays, 1/48, then 1/32 and then 1/72, which reminds me, need to get back to my 1/32 F4U-4 and 1/72 Short Stirling! :lol:
     
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    I do love the Short
     
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    Egh :O my mind just wandered to 1/48, thats like the "default" scale for me now :D lol
     
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    Aye, me too! You'll see me play around with it in the back garden when done (be quiet Terry!), making all kinda noises, flack, falling bombs etc., etc...a drive down Memory Boulevard big time....!
     
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    Is that the Boulevard with three pubs on it !
     
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    What!? They've closed one!? :shock: :lol:
     
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