Rareplane 1/72 Republic P-43 Lancer
Rareplane’s P-43 Lancer, my first vac-form build. This is an old vac-form kit released at 1972, single sheet with decent details. It was not a horrible build but did have some minor issues to deal with. My first plan was to use a resin engine and propeller to replace the part that was part of the vac-form but did not work out that way. Instead I remained using the vac-form engine and took a propeller from the old Airfix F4F (FM-2) Wildcat and rework it to make it look right. The landing gears were all scratched built and the side walls in the cockpit. The rest is from the vac-form sheet. I build this for a FB multimedia model kit group build this past autumn and it ended up being an enjoyable build. Will not win anything but I do like the way it looks. You can see the P-47 in this airplane.
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