Originally Posted by smeag
This thread caused me to hunt high and low for this bird. A LHS had 4 now they have only three. Being an avid modeler as well I used Calle graphics to change mine. I did the squadron mate, who by the way was a rather interesting pilot. So here is my rendering of "ELSIE"........
Nice looking airplane.
I would suggest going back and buying the other three. I fly a bunch of other planes but even if i have not flown it in awhile, this plane is the one I cannot imagine being absent from my hangar.
I have a couple spares and have been messing about with power systems and would like to customize the livery but really have no experience in that department. I assume it is not too difficult but the first time you do anything is a challenge. Any tips/recommendations? What are some of the more famous Thunderbolts?
The pilots obviously had an emotional bond to their machines (a big part of which was obviously that turbo supercharged Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp) that they expressed with a very unique art form.