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AC-47 Gunship
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 02:59 AM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the latest release of the AC-47 Gunship from Revell of Germany in 1/48th scale.

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JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 03:09 AM UTC
Glad to see this former Monogram model in this variant; I recall how much I enjoyed their Puff The Magic Dragon 40-some years ago. I built this model (D-Day C-47) when it first came out and gave it to my neighbor who navigated one in WWII. Years later I flew C-47s for a living. Although it runs counter to modeling CW, I am not at all concerned with the raised panel lines as they can represent the raised rivets with which the Gooney was festooned. Its a shame that Revell did not rework the molds to replicate rivets a'la Trumpter's 1/32 Wildcat, but that would no doubt bump the price to above $45.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 03:13 AM UTC
It would be nice if the crew figures - pretty good figures in their own right - did not bring WWII 8th AF garb to SEA! Again, reworking = $ and as Darren pointed out, there are a lot of AM products out there.