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P-47D Thunderbolt - Maj. Glenn Eagleston, 353rd FS/354th FG, Rosieres-en-Haye, France, 1944
Aviation Archive. Nose Art Collection. This is a really great model, finished in polished metal with painted areas and insignia. However, it was produced in 2004, and the years have not been kind to the polished areas, which have oxidized, even though the model was and is boxed and stored on shelves in climate controlled rooms. On the good side, the model doesn't have holes beneath the wings for hanging armaments and fuel tanks, which makes the model wonderfully clean, the Thunderbolt's best look.

I don't know if there is a fix for oxidation, even though the problem has been around for ages, especially in commercial airliner collecting. A large percentage of the models there are portrayed in their aluminum skin, so oxidation can be a big worry. But then, it could be worse: if the metallurgist people get the metal mixture wrong, the whole model will crumble, which you could call "dustifying".

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