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    Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's "Red Tail" build

    I am in the planning stages of a Giant Scale P-47 Razorback build in either 1:5 or 1:6 scale. I want to reproduce a Tuskeegee Airmen's "Red Tail"as a tribute to their achievements and plan to use a G.I. Joe for the pilot.

    I have put together a preliminary package and would appreciate any feedback. They include the following:

    (1) Top Flite GS P-47 kit
    (2) A ZDZ 80 or Saito FG57T engine
    (3) Airtronics SD-10G radio w/ three Airtronics 94746 servos & seven 94755's.
    (4) Robart Retracts 622-P47 for the front & either Robart's 160LWC or Century Jet's retracts for the tail.

    This will be my first GS build and I want to build from a kit not plans so chose the TF GS kit. If there is a better choice in terms of ease of build, scale and flying I am open to suggestions. Engine, radio & retracts choice are also flexible as I presume it depends on which kit I finally choose.


    Thanks for any assistance you may provide!!!

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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    Here are a few other choices.

    http://www.kitcutters.com/Vai/VaiP47Thunderbolt.htm

    http://www.meister-scale.com/Thunder...underbolt.html

    http://www.precisioncutkits.com/instock.html

    All depends on your building skill. Also look at the Ziroli kit. The Meister is an easy build with oppositional glass parts , but its very big.
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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    Here's a website dedicated the the red tail project, but these are P-51s not P-47s:
    http://www.redtail.org/airmen.html



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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's


    ORIGINAL: 91zulu

    Here are a few other choices.

    http://www.kitcutters.com/Vai/VaiP47Thunderbolt.htm

    http://www.meister-scale.com/Thunder...underbolt.html

    http://www.precisioncutkits.com/instock.html

    All depends on your building skill. Also look at the Ziroli kit. The Meister is an easy build with oppositional glass parts , but its very big.
    That's why I am reluctant to deal with plans. This will be my first GS build. I have modelling skills but want to tackle a fairly simple straight forward project for my first build. Which kit do you think will fit the bill??

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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    Go for the Top flite kits,very good kits and you can go as scale as much as you want. Tom
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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    The Topflite P-47 is an excellent chioce for a first time GS warbird.

    Although, ( and someone correct me if I'm wrong) I don't think the Tuskeegge airmen ever flew P-47s in combat.
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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    The term "Red Tail" actually started with their P-47s. FYI, the Airmen initially were equipped with Curtiss P-40 Warhawks, briefly with Bell P-39 Airacobras (March 1944), Republic P-47 Thunderbolts (June–July 1944), and finally the fighter group acquired the aircraft with which they became most commonly associated, the North American P-51 Mustang (July 1944).
    When the pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group painted the tails of their P-47's red, the nickname "Red Tails" was coined.

    Here's a picture of Col. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., commander of the Tuskegee Airmen 332nd Fighter Group, in front of his P-47 Thunderbolt in Sicily:

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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    Well there you have it. I stand corrected. My bad

    That's the first I've ever heard or seen of this. Interesting.
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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    here are a few pics . I am also doing the P47, already have the P51 done
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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    Here's a couple of tuskegee diecast that I have. I did a semi scale version of the P-51 with a WM giant mustang (see my gallary) and was thinking that the ARC Top-Flite P-47 would be an excellent choice for a Tuskegee P-47. Please keep us updated on this project, you may have given me some motivation!!
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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    Mugen, good to see you still out there. That is the P47 I plan onmodeling to go along with my P51B

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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    ORIGINAL: blkbird


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    Here are a few other choices.

    http://www.kitcutters.com/Vai/VaiP47Thunderbolt.htm

    http://www.meister-scale.com/Thunder...underbolt.html

    http://www.precisioncutkits.com/instock.html

    All depends on your building skill. Also look at the Ziroli kit. The Meister is an easy build with oppositional glass parts , but its very big.
    That's why I am reluctant to deal with plans. This will be my first GS build. I have modeling skills but want to tackle a fairly simple straight forward project for my first build. Which kit do you think will fit the bill??

    When you say you have modeling skills what do you mean?

    Let me put it this way , if you ever built a Sig or Direct connection kit you can tackle any of the designers above. Because those were builders kits. Now If you are an ARF, Great Planes, TF person then they CAN be a challenge for you. TF and Great Planes are basically puzzles you put together with the help of great instructions that tells you where every piece go. In that case go with TF. Also you have tons of help on this site where TF is concern.
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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's


    ORIGINAL: mugenkidd

    Here's a couple of tuskegee diecast that I have. I did a semi scale version of the P-51 with a WM giant mustang (see my gallary) and was thinking that the ARC Top-Flite P-47 would be an excellent choice for a Tuskegee P-47. Please keep us updated on this project, you may have given me some motivation!!
    Can you direct me to where I can get a DIE CAST of the P47?

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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    Roger I got it quite a few years ago. I have no idea where I finally found the P-47. I either searched on google and found a website or got it on Ebay. I'm thinking that I got it off of a diecast website though. I purchased those two and the commerative tuskegee F-16 diecast all about the same time, from various sources.

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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    Hi Michael
    I was planning on doing my Aerotech P-51 in this scheme, I think its the D model but not sure, Do you have any good web sights I might look at

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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    Now see what you started blkbird, make me want to do another Jug.
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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's


    ORIGINAL: blkbird

    I am in the planning stages of a Giant Scale P-47 Razorback build in either 1:5 or 1:6 scale. I want to reproduce a Tuskeegee Airmen's ''Red Tail''as a tribute to their achievements and plan to use a G.I. Joe for the pilot.

    I have put together a preliminary package and would appreciate any feedback. They include the following:

    (1) Top Flite GS P-47 kit
    (2) A ZDZ 80 or Saito FG57T engine
    (3) Airtronics SD-10G radio w/ three Airtronics 94746 servos & seven 94755's.
    (4) Robart Retracts 622-P47 for the front & either Robart's 160LWC or Century Jet's retracts for the tail.

    This will be my first GS build and I want to build from a kit not plans so chose the TF GS kit. If there is a better choice in terms of ease of build, scale and flying I am open to suggestions. Engine, radio & retracts choice are also flexible as I presume it depends on which kit I finally choose.


    Thanks for any assistance you may provide!!!

    Hi,

    Congrats on the project. I had the honor of knowing Dennis Beckton, who was a Tuskeegee Knight in bombers. He lived here in San Diego and used to build for other people, so I had him frame up my Dynaflite Spit and a Royal P-38. He was fast and cheap, but he did things his own way...regardless of how you said you wanted it done! He used wood glue, too! He didn't 'believe in' C.A. or kicker...

    I would go over to his shop and listen to his stories for hours and hours. His wife would finally come down there and boot me so he'd go to bed. He had pictures of things you only WISHED you could see in history books. He was on a base when they hosted Joe Louis, and although the boxer was only a PFC (I think), all of the officers (including the Black ones) were habitually rendering their salutes first, as though he were Eisenhower himself. He showed me a picture he took of a little hole in the fabric-covered stab of some airplane that the boxer stuck his thumb through, apparently amazed that it was just cloth.

    As you can imagine, all of Mr. Beckton's models (whether they were fighters or not) had the T.A. markings and the silly Williams Brothers plastic pilots with a really dark brown paint on the face. I miss those days of visiting him and sitting wide-eyed and silent while he told stories of WWII as though he were recounting something that had happened the day before.

    Good luck with your project, and I'm looking forward to seeing it come to fruition. I'd steer clear of the CJM gear, though! Lots of threads about that.
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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    ORIGINAL: 91zulu

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...26tbs%3Disch:1


    Diecast red tail P47
    Thanks
    Although DICONTINUED, I can get some info on what the bottom looked like, etc..

    IF to any DOCUMINTAION it does not look like any NOSE ART, etc........
    Just what I am looking for, something different and something easy.

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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    You're welcome to check out my P-47 pictures I took while visiting a local Thunderbolt. They are here:
    http://s169.photobucket.com/albums/u...right142/P-47/

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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    Looking forward to carefully watching your build. The RedTails have been a very important part of my life. I am currently building a large scale "DAWG" and a Charlie Kellogg TBM Avenger on the WarBird thread. One day, I too hope to build a "RedTail" only I want to do a P-51B or a P-47 Razorback. Enjoy the build, I will certainly enjoy learning and watching your build. Chic White
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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    Hi again Mike!!
    Yellow I wish that I could have been there with you.How lucky you are.
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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    Get teh easytiger arf.  I have one, and I love it.  Then you can paint it the way you like.  They also have a P-51b.  I think you can order plain white if you want.

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    RE: Giant Scale P-47 Tuskeegee Airmen's

    LOL .


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