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P47 Thunderbolt Done!

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Finished my 144th scale P47 Thunderbolt. This is a Minicraft kit I picked up at Hobby Lobby for 2.99 during there last clearance.

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Yes, nice, but I do believe you have the left main landing gear on backwards. B)

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Looks good... I got one of these on sale at HL too.

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6 hours ago, Snake45 said:

Yes, nice, but I do believe you have the left main landing gear on backwards. B)

LOL! I tried pulling it off to reverse it but I'm afraid it's gonna break. I wondered if any one would notice.

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Nice job on The Jug!  Well done.

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Pretty nice for 1/144 scale. I had a few in my stash, but the quality in that scale is all over the map; some are jewels, and some are barely recognizable. This one looks really nice, but for the undersized bubbletop. Your paint and decal work are very clean; well done!

If you decide to build a "jug" in 1/48 scale, you gotta check out the new Italeri  P-47D; the sprues are works of art, and the decal sheet is outstanding in scope and quality. It's a bit pricey, but I found a couple on ebay sold as bagged kits, and got a great deal. a must-see kit for WWII buffs.

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Great job, especially on a kit that tiny!  One of my "side projects" now is 1/144 scale. But it's a 727, so a lot bigger than your Jug.

Here's a book I found at the local flea market a while ago, for 5 whole dollars.  "The Thunder Factory: An Illustrated History of the Republic Aviation Corporation" by Joshua Stoff.  That was a great deal, since I had more than $5 worth of fun reading it and it's now in my reference library.  Covers the whole history of Republic, with very detailed coverage of the P-47's development and use. 

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Nice job! Picked one up too, not a scale I usually build, but like P47's Might have to do something with the prop, seems a little chunky to me.

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