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1/32 Hasegawa P-47D in Gabreski's markings

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Hello,

 

This is my 1/32 Hasegawa P-47D in Gabreski's markings, completed a few months ago.

 

MDC cockpit, Quickboost R2800, Barracuda wheels, complete riveting with MDC tool ( :mental:), some scratchbuild and markings painted using Montex masks.

 

I spent quite a lot of time studying photos of Gabreski's last aircraft and did my best to faithfully reproduce it.

More photos in a complete article in the current issue (57) of Meng Air Modeller.

 

Cheers from Switzerland!

 

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First P47 build I have seen with OD landing gear struts.  Following conversations with a P47 Crew Chief, he told me of the OD struts.  My current WIP Hasegawa P47 will have the OD struts.  Beautiful effort on this.

 

Yes, more pics please.

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Guest Peterpools

Brilliant Jug; fit and finish is exceptional

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Peter

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Oh wow ! Very nice ! Outstanding job !! BTW,..That bottom photo.....where did you find such a crisp color photo of the real one for comparrison ? :)

 

Joe66

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Thanks a lot for your kind comments!

 

I'm afraid I won't post more photos out of respect for the magazine.

 

@Kevin  the article is in issue 57.

 

@Rick K Gear struts are indeed OD for this aircraft but aluminium was common too.

 

@Joe66    I wish I had a such a nice color of the real one :)

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One observation: I see quite often with this Hasegawa kit is that the cowling latches (close to the forward leading edge of the cowl) are never filled in - but, left to show the moulding seam as originally found on the separate parts! On the real aircraft they actually cover (bridge) the panel join. Its not a critique, just an observation! What an outstanding model - I am just amazed at the attention to detail and execution of skill in this build!

Cheers

Alan

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