Frog 1/72 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (F232)

hewman100
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March 1st, 2008, 11:07 am #1



Unfortunately the lack of weight to the white in the decals means 'Honeysuckle Rose' is practically invisible on the nose
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March 3rd, 2008, 7:10 pm #2

Awesome
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May 1st, 2014, 3:43 pm #3

Nice one! 8-)
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May 2nd, 2014, 5:48 am #4

Nicely done
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FAAMAN
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November 3rd, 2014, 8:34 am #5

I had the Frog Razorback, great build Hewman!! :clapping:
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August 17th, 2018, 3:25 pm #6

"Red-E-Ruth" 19th FS / 318 FG, Pilot Ltn. Leon Cox, le Shima, 1945





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Tractorplovdiv
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August 17th, 2018, 6:35 pm #7

Very nice indeed Ratch, excellent finish, but should 488020 not be a P-47N, I wish I'd had those decals for the Heller kit.
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August 17th, 2018, 8:34 pm #8

Yes it should be, but I don't know what the difference is anyway 👻
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August 17th, 2018, 10:50 pm #9

Nice Ratch 😎
"P-47N (from Wiki)
The P-47N was the last Thunderbolt variant to be produced. It was designed as an escort fighter for the Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers flying raids on the Japanese home islands. Increased internal fuel capacity and drop tanks had done much to extend the Thunderbolt's range during its evolution, and the only other way to expand the fuel capacity was to put fuel tanks into the wings. Thus, a new wing was designed with two 50 U.S. gallon (190 l) fuel tanks. The third YP-47M prototype (42-27387) was fitted with this wing and became the YP-47N; its designation was later changed to XP-47N. This redesigned aircraft first flew in July 1944. The redesign proved successful in extending the range to about 2,000 mi (3,200 km), and the squared-off wingtips improved the roll rate. The P-47N entered mass production with the R-2800-57 engine, and later used the upgraded R-2800-73 or -77. A total of 1,816 were built. The very last Thunderbolt to be built, a P-47N-25, rolled off the production line in October 1945. "
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August 17th, 2018, 11:37 pm #10

Yes, the main external difference is the longer wings, it also had a dorsal fin fillet.
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August 18th, 2018, 11:30 pm #11

Interesting read FAAMAN, great model Ratch, but the nose art, is getting a bit  too close to the "Pornographic", bit on the Forum? Great Aluminium finish, hope my B32 turns out half as good.
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August 19th, 2018, 8:37 am #12

I'd call the nose art risqué Mike 🙃
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FAAMAN
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August 19th, 2018, 11:19 am #13

It's pretty tame nose art on this Jug compared to a certain SEAC F-105D Thundercheif, 62-4364 "PUSSY GALORE II" flown by Capt. Victor Vizcarra, 354th TFS/ 355th TFW, Takhli RTAFB from September-November 1966.
I've actually got decals for this Thud 😍
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August 23rd, 2018, 4:41 pm #14

Beautiful job Ratch! 👍
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August 23rd, 2018, 5:57 pm #15

Cheers 😀
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