Kinetic (Vintage Fighter) 1/24 P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt

August 12, 2016 · in Aviation · · 28 · 3.4K

This was a fun project despite the glitches in the instructions. It took longer to complete than I had planned, but I had the opportunity to use this project to try out a variety of tools and techniques. All I can suggest with this project or any other for that matter is to test-fit everything so you can understand what the instructions intend, even if they're not clear. You can read my builder's notes here:

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  1. Like thi"s build

  2. Didn't realize Kinetic even DID a P-47...much less in 24th scale. I just might have to have this one as the Razorback - in my opinion - is/was the meanest lookin' beast for that era of fighters. I like how you showed the model with over-painted upper invasion stripes, too. Nice job, Michael.

    • Craig, Kinetic acquired the Vintage Fighter molds for both the Razorback and Bubbletop Thunderbolts. I've wanted to see if the model was as challenging as I've heard and you can read in my notes that the kit has lots of possibilities. Mine was even short-shot (not complete molding) in the wing and that was easy enough to fix.

  3. Mike, I emailed you a few weeks ago congratulating you on this build, and my opinion hasn't changed. I think the Kinetic reboxings of the VHS models are great news. I only wish we could show my VHS 1/24 Bubbletop (posted here yonks ago) side by side with your Razorback.

  4. Very nice job. What a beast. 🙂

  5. Cool Job, like it very much!

  6. Looks like you managed to sort out the instructions pretty well, congratulations on a beautiful looking model (and the plane's OK as well!).

  7. Looks nice! I've had the VFS bubble top in the stash for of these days I'll pull it out.

  8. Thanks James, if you do pull out your Bubbletop, check out the paint masks from Montex. I couldn't find one for my Razorback but they do have several subject sets for yours should you want to try the painted markings in place of decals as well.

  9. Hello Michael and welcome onboard at iModeler. Glad to see your posting, not least because it is such an interesting kit. The resulting model must be huge, any chance for it to fit into a standard cabinet?
    I especially like the old vs. new paint job where the top invasion stripes used to be. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Looks great! Love the Jug, and as Martin mentioned, looks great with the stripes overpaint effect.

  11. that is grand sir

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