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Revell's 1/48 scale P-47D Razorback
BillGorm
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Posted: Saturday, October 08, 2011 - 07:20 AM UTC
I won Revell's 1/48 scale P-47D Razorback in my model club raffle last night and I'm excited to start it once I complete my current project. The kit has all of 49 parts so I'm thinking it will be a good introduction to aircraft (I normally build armor). A few questions as I plan ahead:

1. Any thoughts on the accuracy of the kit? As an aircraft virgin accuracy isn't a priority (yet), I'm just curious to know.
2. Can anyone who has built this kit comment on the fit, issues to watch for, etc.?
3. The cockpit is just four parts. The instructions suggest painting the tub / seat / stick in dark gray. Is this correct or would olive green be more appropriate?

Thanks for any help and apologies if this information is out there already ... I just discovered this site and am still reading up.

AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, October 08, 2011 - 12:10 PM UTC
Hey Bill, congrats on your raffle win (I won the new Hobby Boss DANA at my club meet last Tuesday!) and welcome to the wonderful world of wingy-thingys.

1. Any thoughts on the accuracy of the kit? As an aircraft virgin accuracy isn't a priority (yet), I'm just curious to know.

I'm no P-47 guru, but it looks just like a Jug to me !

2. Can anyone who has built this kit comment on the fit, issues to watch for, etc.?

I am assuming that this might be from the old Monogram moulds, in which case you should have no fit issues. The kit is simple but the detail is really nice and it builds into a great little model. Here are a couple of pics of recent builds of mine.







3. The cockpit is just four parts. The instructions suggest painting the tub / seat / stick in dark gray. Is this correct or would olive green be more appropriate?

The cockpit should be either Zinc Chromate Green (I use Gunze H-58) or Dull Dark Green (Tamiya XF-5). The wheel wells and inside the engine cowlings should be Chromate Yellow (Tamiya XF-4).

Hope this info helps. Good luck with your build, and make sure to post up some progress piccies for us !

Cheers, D
BillGorm
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Posted: Saturday, October 08, 2011 - 11:55 PM UTC
Damian - Thanks for the info. I should have specified that I use Tamiya paints, so your Tamiya color references were especially welcome. And looking at your build I can see a lot more questions down the road. I'll have to keep telling myself to pretend I'm 12 again ... just build it and enjoy it.
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Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2011 - 12:19 AM UTC

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... just build it and enjoy it.



Now you're talkin my language Bill, relax and enjoy, with the occasional cold beer or glass of good Aussie Shiraz !

Don't hesitate to throw any questions you have at us, there are a whole bunch of really knowledgable guys that hang around here and they're all happy to share whenever and whatever they can.

Cheers, D
jsontag
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Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2011 - 04:24 AM UTC
The Revell/Monogram P-47's are very accurate. Also, they are a fraction of the cost of the Tamiya P-47's and from what I've read they build just as nice. Granted they are not as detailed.
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 08:53 AM UTC
I am building the Monogram razorback right now for the P-47 pin up campaign. (You should consider joining).

It is a great kit and really worth the money. Especially as a newcomer to wingy things you will enjoy it.
Care is needed when aligning the landing gear though. Even a slight difference in height of the wing tips are visible to the eye.

Enjoy and welcome to the dark side