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Farmingdale South!
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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 01:58 PM UTC
Hey all,

Well, apparently Republic has reopened the P-47 production line on my workbench! I've got 5 going right now and have 2 more in the chute to start on. They're all going to have custom decals ("Janie" from the 316th FS already does!) and will be aircraft profiled in my book.

Front Row (l to r): P-47D-40-RA, serial unknown, X35, 85th FS, 79th FG; P-47D-25-RE 42-25645, #70 "Sandra Lee" 527th FS, 86th FG

Back row (l to r): P-47D-23-RA 42-27915, #98 "Janie", 316th FS, 324th FG; P-47D-25-RE 42-26444, "E" "Candie Jr.", 522nd FS, 27th FG; and lastly, P-47D-15-RE 42-76712, #40 "Hun Hunter II", 65th FS, 57th FG.

Candie Jr is kinda interesting, since she was definitely a D-25, but flew with at least 2 different Curtiss props.


The assembly line


Hasegawa Razorback


Tamiya M model (built as a D-40)


Academy D model


Hasegawa Razorback


Hasegawa bubbletop
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 02:26 AM UTC
Now THAT is a Jug Nut workbench !! Awesome Jon, 5 on the production line and a P-47 boneyard in the backgound as well.

Looking forward to seeing he finished items mate.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 10:44 AM UTC
Is this what happens when you write a great book?
You get the urge to build every P-47 thats profiled in it!!

You've got more Jugs on that bench than I've built in the last couple of years!

Looks great, and I'm jealous

Nige
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Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 - 03:12 AM UTC
Thanks guys,

I tossed another Tamiya bubbletop into the mix too. I'd started parts prep on it, so last night I figured I'd bring it up to where the others are. Mostly, I've been working on the cockpit, which is coming along nicely.

My 85th FS and 527th FS airplanes have both been primed, 65th FS and 324th FS birds are awaiting custom decals, gear doors, prop and wheel well details. I figure the latter two will be done in the next week or so, if I get to continue working at this pace.

Nige, I guess that means you enjoyed the read?

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Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 - 09:27 AM UTC

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Nige, I guess that means you enjoyed the read?




I certainly did!
Very much looking forward to seeing the finished project

Nige
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Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 01:58 AM UTC
Excellent! I'm glad to hear you liked it!

I'm just going nuts here with P-47s. I had an opportunity to do a little writing, so I decided to toss another Jug into the mix. Yes. That makes 7 on the workbench, but this Tamiya Razorback has just shot to the forefront since it is the subject of an article I'm working on.

Mostly OOB, except for ignition wires, a resin seat with seatbelts, resin wheels and custom decals.



I've made good progress on my D-28 and D-40 as well, although I'm waiting to see if the issues I'm having with my Alclad gray primer have affected those too...

Hey Nige, quick question for you. Any idea when the double underwing national insignias went away? I'm trying to figure if the 371st FG was flying with them in September 1944. This particular airplane I'm building killed a Panther in September 44 and I'm building it to represent it in pre-mission configuration.

And you're right, writing the book has made me want to build every one of the profiled airplanes! I think I'm going to limit it to ten. That'll allow me one per Group, one Brazilian and a couple extra for fun.