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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Revell model kit #04155 - 1/72 scale)

The P-47 was probably the most succesful American fighter-bomber of World War II. It was robust and reliable, able to withstand a lot of damage, and able to deliver quite a punch. Of over 15500 built, more than 12000 were of the D-series.

Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt 44-33813 was an aircraft of the 509th Fighter Squadron, 405th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force of the USAAF, which was flown by captain Milt Thompson over the European theatre of war in 1945.
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Deamand Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work.
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Deamand Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome.
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BlueFox284 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
That looks to nice to be a Revell kit. . . :noes:

Great metal finish!
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Revell of Germany has done a whole lot of good kits since 1996 (about the time their Fw 190, Me 262 and P-51B/C came out). Lately, though, they've also reboxed a number of MPM/Special Hobby kits, such as the Meteor F.4 and the A-20 Havoc...

The P-47D Thunderbolt still remains one of my fave kits, it came together without any trouble whatsoever! I'm still planning on building another one, in French colours from the late 1950s - ironically, the French Air Forces Thunderbolts served longer than their F-84G Thunderjets (the former retired only in 1960, the latter already in 1957...)
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BlueFox284 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Ah, Revell of *Germany*. . .Makes more sense. Sorry I'm used to the all 1/48 rubbish they pump out here in the US. . .Well, I say US, but all the plastic is from China. :upset:
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, occasionally, RoG also issues some clunkers (recently the P-51D - the old 1/72 Monogram model from the 1960s!!), but luckily they're becoming rare as their catalogue is continually renewed. Recently they finally disposed of the old 1/72 Monogram B-17F, and issued a brandnew B-17F and B-17G...!! ^_^
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BlueFox284 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Wish they'd re-work the 1/48 one. Its one of the biggest models in my bedroom back home, But my dad built it- not me. Was a pain, as I remember a lot of parts didn't fit at all. :doh:
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've heard rumours of a 1/32 Fortress being done or having been done somewhere... though I can't remember who's working on it! I do know Revell's about to issue a 1/32 Heinkel He 219, though!
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NavJAG Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great work on on old kit - looks just as nice as the Tamiya ones!
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! The "new" Revell kit (still over a decade old already) is a very nice one, I remember building the old one in the mid-90s, that one was a mess of rivets and raised lines... ^^;
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