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"Father and Son" P-47s
« on: October 09, 2020, 01:19:40 PM »
Next to the Bf109 and Fw190, I find all the Seversky/Republic fighters so interesting. There has been a spare Tamiya 1/72 Razorback on my shelf and I recently found a 1/48 kit at a reasonable price. The decision was made to do both at the same time, so here we are!

I've built the smaller kit twice and found it to be nearly perfect to assemble. The 1/48 version is just as nice but uses a little different construction with regard to the cowling and a few other small details. I simply started assembly and painting on both at the same time and kept this method throughout.
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Re: "Father and Son" P-47s
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2020, 04:01:25 PM »
This look promising!!

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Re: "Father and Son" P-47s
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2020, 02:48:04 PM »
Thank you, the Tamiya kits are a dream to build. I could imagine an entire fleet of these on my shelves!

A little more of the progress, the cockpits are built out-of-the box except for seatbelts. The 1/48 version has the PE harness that came with the MustHave Curtiss 75 that Daniel sent me many years ago--thanks, mate!

The engines are also straight from the kit with some ignition harnesses added only. The 1/48 kit even includes the Pratt & Whitney decal that goes on the bottom of the reduction box.

Very little filler is needed on the fuselage halves on both kits as you can see. Also the large on has the option of open or closed intercooler vents which is a nice touch.
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Re: "Father and Son" P-47s
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 05:17:30 PM »
Excellent !

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Re: "Father and Son" P-47s
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2020, 01:26:09 PM »
Nice project, Scott!

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Re: "Father and Son" P-47s
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2020, 03:11:19 PM »
I've been very slow with the update on this pair. It seems that I have gotten back into old habits of building and not taking any photos. With that said, here are the two Razorbacks. The small one is the third in my collection of training airplanes from Bruning Army Airfield in my home state of Nebraska. I discovered a photo of Y-92 after a belly landing and knew I needed to build it! The 1/48 kit is finished as a RAF Thunderbolt and I've admired the photo of this airplane for many years. The amazing thing about this one is that I used Monogram decals for the roundels that are at least forty years old. I couldn't believe it when I clearcoated this ancient decal sheet and they actually worked!

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Re: "Father and Son" P-47s
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2020, 05:43:05 PM »
 :-clap :-clap :-clap

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Re: "Father and Son" P-47s
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2020, 03:48:51 PM »
Here are the finished airplanes, 1/72 scale is a trainer from Bruning, Nebraska and the 1/48 scale is from 135 Squadron at Chittagong in 1944, shortly after it arrived. Decals are all from the spares box with exception of the national insignia on the AAF airplane. These were so nice to build, no drama or fit issues on either one, and I am sure they aren't the last Tamiya Thunderbolts that I will build!
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Re: "Father and Son" P-47s
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2020, 04:56:49 PM »
Nice collection and will be for sure pleasure to see em all from you :-ok

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Re: "Father and Son" P-47s
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2020, 09:44:25 PM »
Looks superb !

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Re: "Father and Son" P-47s
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2021, 07:23:07 PM »
Well done Scott!