So, I was innocently cruising EvilBay on Monday, when I ran across a seller making “an offer I could not refuse” – A Tamiya P-47D bubbletop, $42.50 tax included, delivered (it goes at the LHS for $53 when they can find one). With that, I decided I would finally Do It – after many attempts since first purchasing a Monogram P-47D with Gabreski’s markings 50 years ago, I would do the airplane using the best historical knowledge gathered over the years, to get it as “right” as this Aspergian professional historian can do.
I made a quick trip over to Rebelalpha, Scott Zuieback’s online shop, to pick up the most accurate set of decals, the Techmod set (I say that because theirs is the one sheet that – correctly! – calls out the underside color as unpainted aluminum).
Both items arrived this morning.
I can resist everything but temptation.
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