1/48 Tamiya P-47 D23 Thunderbolt
Here is a natural metal Razorback from my P-47 collection. This is 1/48 Tamiya P-47 D23 RA Thunderbolt with the markings of 82ndFS / 78 th FG / 8 th Air Force based in Duxford England during 1944. This natural metal machine was flown by Lt.R.D.Sharp.
I used the profiles from “P-47 Thunderbolt” published by Hall Park editions- Warpaint series as reference
The model built mostly out of the box except for ;
• Eduard PE seat belts
• Tally Ho PE gunsight
• Ultracast 48123 P-47 covered wheels-diamond tread
The painting was done with Alclad II Aluminium Lacquers as usual. The base color is Alclad Natural Aluminium. For different panels shading I used Alclad White and Dark Aluminium also. D-day bands are painted by using Tamiya acrylics.
The decals are from my spare box.
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