Thanks for the extra photos Jean-Luc.
That engine wiring looks fantastic!!
Did you manage to change the serial number?,,I cant quite see on the photos but it looks as though you got the correct one on.
A prize for the 100th post?,,hmm,,,,dunno..
Im actually thinking that my Halesworth Museum build might look nice on a Mark58 base
When will the magazine be published? Are you writing the text for the article as well, and where would I be able to get my hands on a copy?
The pitot tube in the "unicycle" photo looks as though its got its protective cover on.
On "Boxted era" Wolfpack photos the pitot tubes all appear to be bare metal. Its only on the earlier photos, (Horsham/Halesworth), that the main shaft of the pitot tubes are painted olive drab with the end left in bare metal.
Im very happy to have been able to help you out on the research Jean-Luc.
Research questions is one of the main reasons I started this SIG, and its very satisfying seeing your finished T'bolt knowing that the SIG had a small part to play in ensuring the models accuracy.
Do you remember my comment about the artwork being painted over a single cowling panel? One of the reasons being that the panel could be transfered between P-47's?
Ive found further evidence of this "single panel artwork" theory.
One is a photograph of a groundcrewman painting the artwork with the panel lying on the grass, making the actual painting a lot more comfortable,( and portable).
The second is a drawing in George Rareys book "Laughter and Tears".
One entry shows a cowling panel set up on a makeshift easel. and its states that there was no flying that day so he painted some cowlings.