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REVIEW
1/24 P-47D “Bubbletop”
JPTRR
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 08:06 AM UTC
Doug Nelson [DougN1] examines the big Kinetic 1/24 “Bubbletop” Republic P-47D.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 02:24 PM UTC
It is indeed a fabulous kit.
It's the VFS kit, released by Kinetic, who have a razorback due this year too.
Here's a link to a full build.
http://p47.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=132371&page=1
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 07:43 PM UTC
Doug, thank you for such a detailed review, especially as to the fit of the parts, etc. Hope that you're planning on building the Jug soon, and doing a Build blog here as well. Joel
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 09:34 PM UTC
Nice one Doug!

I can't wait to see you get to work on this one when time permits.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 07:45 PM UTC
What about the shape/profile? There is so much contention around the Trumpeter 1/32nd scale kit vs. the Hasegawa, for example.
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 12:32 AM UTC
Hi Bill

Nige is probably among the best-qualified people to answer that one. As he's already called it a "fabulous kit", I imagine it shapes up pretty well?...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:36 AM UTC
Thanks, Rowan.