Vintage Fighter Series P-47D Thunderbolt 1/24
You may have read recently that Kinetic has bought the moulds to the VFS 1/24 Thunderbolts.
These were originally produced by Ray Thomas, and I bought my kit from him at the Hornchurch show in 2009, and built it a year or so later when it had moved up my build-calendar.
Ray’s first venture was a P-40, which received mixed reviews, and he followed that with the more successful Thunderbolt series, of which there were two if not three ‘D types’ produced.
I believe he stopped trading in 2011, but last year on Armorama’s ‘P-47 Heaven’ forum there was talk that he might be coming back with something new, then the Kinetic news began to surface, so maybe that was that.
I detailed the engine and cockpit for a little extra punch, but it’s a fine kit in its own right, so if you like big birds, and this IS big, check out the re-release, assuming it’s as the original VFS.
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