1:48 Scale, Tamiya P-47D-15Re, “Thunderbolt”
One of MY favorite models of all time. I know Koppos has that theme running but I have to say this is one really well engineered kit and it’s a terriific build.
This time, I did build the model OOB. It really doesn’t need to have anything else added to it. Detail is good from the engine to the cockpit, wheel wells and beyond. If you haven’t built one yet, you owe it yourself to take a crack at one.
I painted the model, again using Model Master enamels in the standard USAAF Olive Drab over Neutral Grey scheme. Fading was through lightening the base coat with drops of light grey and masking off panels willy nilly.
Weathering was through thinned oils and pastel chalk, and chipping was chrome silver on a very pointy brush.
Decals are Aeromaster from a special set the made for the 325th Fighter Group, and the antenna is stretched sprue.
Thanks again for looking and I will add more as I can. Thanks
Freddie from LI
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