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Completed 1/72 Academy P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubble Top"

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  • Member since
    October 2009
Completed 1/72 Academy P-47D Thunderbolt "Bubble Top"
Posted by JacknewbIII on Saturday, July 23, 2022 7:17 PM

I ordered a 1/72 Mustang from ebay and inside the mustang box was this kit. I used the last of my MM chrome aluminum for the base and did some weathering with panel lines and chipping effects. Fun little kit and and easy build, great fit all around.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, July 23, 2022 11:53 PM

Very well done!


To see build logs for my models:


  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:00 AM

They were only off by 4 ;)

Your a good sport - and who doesn't love a Jug.  I've never seen those markings - looks good.



  • Member since
    June 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Sunday, July 24, 2022 9:46 AM

Looks great!  I like the chipping.


  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:19 AM

Very cool. Sweet looking little guy, well done.


On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 0   

                              Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: Ypsilanti, MI
Posted by Brhino on Sunday, July 24, 2022 7:54 PM

Very nice. Do you mean you got a P-47 instead of a P-51, or were they both in there? I'd be pretty irked if I got a different model than I paid for, personally.

Who keeps stepping on wings?  Someone won't stay off the wings and now I have to apply all these tiny "NO STEP" decals.

  • Member since
    October 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, July 24, 2022 9:16 PM

To clarify I ordered a P-51 "Old Crow" but this kit was what came in the P-51 box. It had instructions, full kit, and decals...Kit looked factory sealed to me also.

I actually had this P-47 kit in the stash already... I really love these little Acedemy kits.

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, July 24, 2022 9:39 PM

I'm not a rivet counter, but that does not look anything like a Mustang Propeller

Nice work though!

On the Bench: Too Much


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