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Republic Thunderbolt P-47D-25

FROG 1957

FROG F232 Red Series Thunderbolt Fighter Bomber, ROVEX Models and Hobbies, 1974, 1975


Коробка FROG F232 Red Series Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber с боксартом Криса Голдса Руководство по окраске FROG F232 Red Series Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber на нижней части коробки описание модели на боковой стороне коробки FROG F232 Red Series Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber Реклама подставки Skybase FROG F232 Red Series Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber Инструкция FROG F232 Red Series Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber Инструкция по сборке FROG F232 Red Series Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber Изображения других моделей Красной серии на боковинах нижней части коробки FROG F232 Red Series Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber боковая сторона коробки с артикулом FROG F232 Red Series Thunderbolt Декаль FROG F232 Red Series Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber

"New to You?
Three Jugs Full!
    ANOTHER P-47 kit to be unleashed-on an already 'Jug' saturated market is the new Frog/Rovex version and despite our unabashed amazement at the never ending surfeit of seemingly identical kit subjects, this latest Thunderbolt is a very commendable and distinguished effort indeed. Forget the crude cockpit shelf/seat, the thick undercarriage doors, a rather sparse engine, and crude tail wheel, for we have basically a 'Jug' that is at least accurate in outline when compared with Geoff Duval's scale drawings. (MAP Plan Pack 2793, 44p), and Scale Models August 1971. Assembly is easy, but not helped by the lack of locating pipes and holes on the fuselage sides which may make positioning these parts a little trying for the inexperienced. The fuselage is a trifle disappointing in that the cowl is moulded integrally with the main halves and the gills merely represented by scored lines, as are the rear fuselage shutters. Some- thing that the purist could work upon, no doubt.
    Rivet detail is omitted, sensibly we feel, and only panel lines are left, but even these would benefit from a light sanding before painting. Various other areas could be improved, the wing guns and pitot head are best removed and replaced from thin sprue, and a general fining down of all the trailing edges is advised. The undercarriage must also be shortened to allow for the depression caused when the aircraft rests on its wheels. Check with photos. The two 500 Ib. bombs supplied are a little on the crude side and replacements may have to be considered although a little judicious knife work would alleviate matters. Cockpit canopy is thick but still of good clarity and the slight bulged appearance when viewed from the front is almost, but not quite, achieved by Frog. The 13 ft. 1 i in. dia. paddle blade Curtiss propeller is well-moulded although the extremities may need flattening slightly, in any case the raised lines near the tips should be removed. Despite all these little nitpicking 'faults', however, the raw material is here for a very fine model to result as long as the modeller realises the need to replace over-scale items we have mentioned. If at least the choice of subject is not original the transfer sheet surely is, with markings for an aircraft of GL111/3 'Ardennes' Free French Air Force, complete with black/white bands, and only the blue of the French roundels (far too dark!) spoiling the set. The other covers No. 615 squadron SEAC RAF based at Vizgapatan, India 1945, the name, 'Honeysuckle Rose' is strangely on an ocean grey background, whether Frog intended this to make its removal easier from the white backing sheet is not clear, but it has to be matched when painting the model of course. A rather fine kit this, although putting 1/72nd upmarket at 45p."

Model scales MAY 1975



New kit Reviews
FROG P47D THUNDERBOLT BUBBLE HOOD VERSION
    "If you want to get ahead get a T'bolt!" could well be the message circulating in the corridors of power of our kit manufacturers, for in recent months three new 'Jugs', have entered the modelling arena. Frog now have two versions in their range and the latest P47D Bubble Hood version to be enlisted by them ranks as one of the best yet. The overall outline is accurate but care is needed in assembly due to the absence of locating pins. If economy must stretch this far could we not do away with the stand or pilot?     Surface detail is fine but needs a touch with the old wet'n dry to make it convincing whilst the engine, wheel doors and cockpit interior present a playground for those who like to keep their hand in with a bit of scratch building.     Decals, which follow the now accepted standard set by Frog, are original in choice as they feature an aircraft of the Free French Air Force and a No. 615 Squadron SEAC aircraft.
    This is a model that with a little careful work can be turned into a real show stopper, so let's all get building and turn the Nationals into a P47 benefit and convince those that matter that their slogan was right. Review sample by courtesy of Rovex. "

The IPMS magazine, may/june 1975


Modelling world
James Goulding
New Frog kits

     The Republic P-47D Thunderbolt has long been a favourite with kit manufacturers because of the certainty of quick and extensive sales. It doesn't matter if it is a 'bubble' or "razorback" Thunderbolt kit, it will sell. Frog has now added the 'bubble' version to its range, and it is a nice model. General shape is good and it captures the characteristic 'Jug' look. Surface detailing is delicate and the model fits together well. The engine cowling lip is rather sharp if not modified, but this can easily be sanded down to a more blunt entry I would have liked to have seen more detail around the engine, particularly the inner intake which is such a prominent feature. Cockpit detail is sparse. Underwing bombs and racks are provided, but the bomb shape is not very convincing and I prefer to use suitable bombs from another kit.
     Two 'Jugs' are featured on the transfer sheet: one from the Free French Air Force (GC Ill/e 'Ardennes') during early 1945, and the other from 615 Squadron ('KW - the unit flying Gladiators during the Battle of France), South East Asia Command, RAF, based in India during 1945.
     Apart from the few points of criticism this is one of the best Thunderbolt kits, and captures the character of this massive fighter.
    
AIRCRAFT ILLUSTRATED 1975-05

FROG 1970

FROG F183 Blue Series Thunderbolt Fighter Bomber, ROVEX Models and Hobbies, 1976


Коробка FROG F183 Blue Series Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber с боксартом Криса Голдса Руководство по окраске FROG F183 Blue Series Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber на нижней части коробки описание модели на боковой стороне коробки FROG F183 Blue Series Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber Совет для коллекционеров FROG F183 Blue Series  Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber на боковой стороне коробки Инструкция FROG F183 Blue Series  Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber Инструкция по сборке FROG F183 Blue Series  Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber на нижней части коробки Коробка FROG F183 Blue Series  Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber Изображения других моделей Синий серии на боковинах нижней части коробки FROG F183 Blue Series Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber Декаль FROG F183 Blue Series  Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber на нижней части коробки

NOVO F183 Thunderbolt Fighter Bomber, NOVO Toys Ltd Cat.No.78054


Коробка NOVO F183 Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber Руководство по окраске NOVO F183 Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber на нижней части коробки Содержимое коробки NOVO F183 Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber Декаль NOVO F183 Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber Сторона коробки NOVO F183 Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber















Инструкция NOVO F183 Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber Инструкция NOVO F183 Thunderbolt - Fighter Bomber
Ярославский химический завод «Луч»

«Thunderbolt» Scale model, bagged, Yaroslavl Chemical Plant "Lootch", 1978 - 90-s


1978-80

Лепесток Индекс 183 Сборная масштабная модель самолёта «Тандерболт», 1978 Инструкция Индекс 212 Сборная масштабная модель самолёта «Темпест»















1980 - 90-s

 Индекс 183 Сборная масштабная модель самолёта «Тандерболт», 1986  Индекс 183 Сборная масштабная модель самолёта «Тандерболт», 1986  Индекс 183 Сборная масштабная модель самолёта «Тандерболт», 1986
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