Originally Posted by John P
That's gotta be the oldest model kit on the market! I probably built it somewhere in the early 1960s. I currently have an unbuilt one in storage that someone gave me as a present in 1974!
The extra set of color diorama instructions said that the molds were over 40 years old.
John, I saw something at Wally World that made me think of you - a 1/18 P-47. It's more of a toy than a kit (prepainted, with a pilot figure) - the wing seems to be the only assembly required. With your skills, it wouldn't take much to turn it into your dad's fighter. I don't know if it's an N model or not, though - I don't know much about the P-47, other than that it was built by Republic.