Author Topic: Republic P-84A Thunderjet  (Read 577 times)

Offline nils

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Republic P-84A Thunderjet
« on: February 02, 2018, 11:26:37 PM »
ok, looking at the stash of '46 kits, i think ive found a fitting entry.
a while back ive started cutting plastic on a Mistercraft 1/72 F-84E Thunderjet, to be converted to an early A/B version.

modifications will include removal of the wingtip tanks and a new canopy.
as for markings, im still choosing between either RAF or USAAF colors.

this is what im planning for the base version.

on the bench:
-various models

on the drawing board:
-various 1/72 TinTin aircraft
-1/72 Eurocopter Tiger (Belgian Army)
-various other 1/72 and 1/144 aircraft

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Re: Republic P-84A Thunderjet
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 04:02:32 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Republic P-84A Thunderjet
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 07:24:39 AM »
A bit of inspiration for you Nils, this is a Heller E G converted back into a B using a spare canopy out of the Academy kit.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 07:53:22 AM by kitnut617 »

Offline elmayerle

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Re: Republic P-84A Thunderjet
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 09:15:17 AM »
Perhaps a hybrid of P-84 and P-47N bits?  I'm thinking canopy and wings from a P-47N, fuselage, landing gear, and tail surfaces from a straight-winged P-84 and possibly adding the dorsal vertical tail fillet of the P-47N.  This will take some hybridization of P-47N and P-48 wings, but the root chords are the same and it looks like a reasonably simple bit of surgery at first study.  For grins, replace the 8x .50 machine fit with 6x 20mm cannon fit.

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Republic P-84A Thunderjet
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 05:05:11 AM »
The P-84 seems tailor-made for this GB, Nils!

Will watch with interest,

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