Author Topic: Vought-Brewster P-48C Brawler  (Read 2210 times)

Offline Acree

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Vought-Brewster P-48C Brawler
« on: May 17, 2014, 07:22:54 AM »
With the administrative mismanagement of Brewster Aeronautical Corporation in the early 1940s, the Vought company bought the failing company.  A Brewster project for a land-based heavy fighter was modified to use some Vought Corsair sub-assemblies, and entered service in 1943 as the P-48 Brawler.  Heavily armed and armored, the P-48 was capable of carrying large amounts of external ordinance or fuel, making it a very versatile fighter, capable of ground attack or long-range escort missions. 

Seen here is a P-48C of the 361 Fighter Group in early 1944.  The aircraft is carrying three external drop tanks, giving the aircraft a range in the escort role of over 1100 miles. 

The model: 1/72 Corsair - forward fuselage, vertical tail, canopy, outboard drop tanks; P-47 wings, engine, prop, cowling, lower fuselage belly, centerline drop tank; MiG-3 horizontal stabilizers (look like Brewster to me!); Unknown - prop spinner.

Hope you like it!

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Re: Vought-Brewster P-48C Brawler
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 11:30:17 AM »
That will clean out the old parts box! Excellent work.

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Re: Vought-Brewster P-48C Brawler
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 11:44:24 AM »
That is the best combining of a P-47 Thunderbolt and F4U Corsair that I have ever seen!  It looks marvelous and everything always looks better with a propeller spinner :)
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Re: Vought-Brewster P-48C Brawler
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014, 01:35:44 PM »
beautiful indeed! :-*

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Re: Vought-Brewster P-48C Brawler
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 05:17:57 PM »
 :)

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Re: Vought-Brewster P-48C Brawler
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014, 11:42:29 PM »
Great mods and outstanding paintwork make this baby pure eye candy!

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Re: Vought-Brewster P-48C Brawler
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2014, 04:39:06 AM »
Nice work.
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Re: Vought-Brewster P-48C Brawler
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2014, 08:30:23 PM »
Not sure I like the bronze spinner & cowling but the rest of the colour scheme & the build are both great! :)
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Re: Vought-Brewster P-48C Brawler
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2014, 01:26:40 AM »
"Not sure I like the bronze spinner & cowling" - I actually agree.  When I went to paint the cowl I was looking for orange, and the rattle can said "Fiery Orange" so I gave it a shot.  Not what I wanted, but I decided to settle for it.  Someday maybe I'll repaint. 

Thanks all for the kind comments.  Next project is well along - I think PR19 Kit will especially like it (loooooong wings).

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Re: Vought-Brewster P-48C Brawler
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2014, 04:27:21 AM »
Wow - what a brutal, beautiful monster you've created there!

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Re: Vought-Brewster P-48C Brawler
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2014, 06:40:21 AM »
Excellent: that looks like a serious piece of kit!  :)
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Re: Vought-Brewster P-48C Brawler
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2014, 11:41:27 AM »
Beautiful job there of blending bits and pieces in a first rate job of assembly, followed by an excellent paint job.