At this year's US IPMS Nationals, I had the opportunity to purchase a test shot of Mike West's latest P-47C upgrade, designed for the Tamiya 1/48th kit. It simply consists of replacement fuselage halves with the flat keep incorporated into the design. The fit is excellent as is the detailing. Tamiya parts readily fit onto the fuselage halves as intended. Mike also has produced a huge sheet of 1/48th scale flat-keel Thunderbolts from the 4th and 56th Fighter Groups, US 8th AF. A dizzying variety of choices from both groups, including several using he ferry tank he markets for the P-47. (I also bought on of these as well). He plans to have full production up to speed by the winter, so I plan on purchasing several more. I'll post built details when I begin this project.