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REVIEW
1:48 Air National Guard P-47s
Merlin
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 12:33 AM UTC
Iliad Design have released a set of superb quality decals for Post War ANG Thunderbolts.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 08:03 PM UTC
Rowan,
Thanks for the review. I haven't given much thought to after war Jugs especially the Ns. I've got a small collection of 1/48 scale Jugs waiting to be built, and may just opt for these decals for an N when I build one. They do look rather nice.

The generally accepted reason why the P-47 wasn't used for the Korean conflict was that there just wasn't enough available aircraft. Always sounded somewhat strange, but that's the official line.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:19 AM UTC
Thanks for the review, Rowan. I especially like the Hawaii bird. Will have a look on next expos around Germany and Switzerland for them, though I have already tons of decals for the P-47. But how does Damian always say "You can't have too many Jugs!"
When it comes to the kit of the N-version, I would always prefer the Academy kit over the Revell kit.

Torsten
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 09:06 PM UTC

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When it comes to the kit of the N-version, I would always prefer the Academy kit over the Revell kit.

Torsten



Hi Torsten

I agree in terms of general moulding "crispness", but I think Revell captured the line of ailerons better - if I remember rightly, Academy's kit needed a re-scribe (according to my refs, at least).

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 10:00 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Rowan, certainly one to consider for the Academy N that might be lurking in the stash, or were there 2 of them perhaps?