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About Stefan Ericsson (Phantom2)


The whole build is an eyecatcher. Most impressive.
SEP 09, 2007 - 11:47 AM
Excellent build Stefan! Ive had my eye on this kit for a while now, and personally I prefer it to the Trumpeter Razorback.Its very high on my shopping list, and could well be my first non 1:72 build. How did it go together?,Ive heard reports that the cowling assembly can be a bit challenging? Nige
SEP 10, 2007 - 03:38 AM
Beautiful Build. I got mine sitting ready for immediate access in my closet.
SEP 10, 2007 - 07:52 AM
Great job and great work on that Thunderbolt. Stefan
SEP 10, 2007 - 12:45 PM
Impressive work, Stefan!
SEP 15, 2007 - 06:11 PM
Hi All! I missed this tread myself, forgot all about It! My only excuse Is that I had my head (and hands!) full with a big Tomcat! Thanks to all, I´m glad you enjoyed my P-47! Lampie, the only tricky thing on this build Is the cowling! I did It this way; First I glued the back-cowling (cooling-gills) part to the fuselage, and made sure It was correctly aligned. This Is probably easiest If you use the closed one, as I did. The open part only shows how empty It´s inside! Then I glued the engine and lower cowling to the back cowling. Ensure everything Is absolutley straight and square! After this I glued the Top cowling part. last I fitted the side parts of the cowling. I had to sand the edges to get a snug fit. This worked for me, but It really Is a fiddly assembly! Go slow and be careful and you won´t have to use any filler at all! This was one of the best 1/32 kits I have ever built (so far)! Only a couple of minor grapes; Wrong floor supplied for Gabreskis´ machine. His ac is a P-47D-25 and should have the earlier corrugated floor, I did nothing about this. Instructions show that this variant did not have any wing pylons, but my references shows that pylons were in fact first introduced on the-25 series. Cannon barrells are not drilled out and completly featureless. I used Hases own add-on barrell set, an worthwile addition. No seat belts supplied, Eduard have pre-painted belts. The wheels are not weighted, this model just begs for such wheels. Not available at the time. Decals are good, but the stars´n´bars and white D-day stripes are very translucent. The D-day stripes for Gabreski´s aircraft doesn´t fit at all around the upper fuselage! Luckily I could borrow a second sheet from my buddy Lasse (Repainted), so I could do some "cut´n´paste". Given the price and what you get in the box, I´ll say this kit Is a bargain. A perfect first big-scale kit! Well, now I have the Trumpeter Razorback In the stash as well as another Hase Bubble! More Thunderbolts to build! Cheers! Stefan E
SEP 20, 2007 - 09:59 PM