XP-72 Super Thunderbolt
in 1/144 Scale
by Alex Bernardo
Republic XP-72 Super Thunderbolt
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Here is Revell's 1/144 P-47D Thunderbolt converted to the prototype Super
Scratch built cockpit includes main instrument
panel, side consoles, rudder pedals, decking with rudder slider panels, front
and rear bulkheads, seat, headrest, control stick.
Heat n Smash canopy.
Boxed in main landing gear bays using styrene
Added scissors to main landing gear.
Used a 1/144 “Jack”/”Raiden” engine cowling as
the basis for extended 4 row, 28 cylinder engine cowling.
The turbo super charger nose intake was relocated
to underneath of the aircraft, hence creating a new belly configuration.
Added new exhaust gills.
All raised panel lines were replaced w/ recessed
Contra prop was constructed using a spare 1/144
scale prop hub. Scribed a split line for reverse direction props. Constructed
props from styrene strips.
Reconfigured armament from eight guns to six
guns. Used cut wire for gun barrels.
The following diagram highlights the areas of major
Tamiya Acrylics: Smoke, Clear Gloss
PollyScale: Grimy Black, Clear flat, Olive Drab
Testors Enamel: Silver, Gray, Zinc Chromate
Polly S: Bright Silver
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Article Copyright © 2002 by Alex
Page Created 29 May 2002
Last updated 04 June 2007
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