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1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt by Hasegawa

September 1, 2013 in Aviation

This is a P-47D which I inherited from a modeler’s estate upon his death. He had done some fine work, including the invasion stripes. They had obviously been on the plane for a considerable amount of time because they discolored to an off-white. I actually liked the effect until I put on the beautiful decals I had acquired at the 2012 Nats in Orlando. Arrrrrgggggh! Bright white does not go well white off white. Everything is out of the box with the exception of seat belts. Note: the under-wing bomb racks are not attached as they were not in the pictures provided with the decals.

Nonetheless it is a serious WWII fighter if you don’t look too close at the color mismatch.

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2 responses to 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt by Hasegawa

  1. man…that’s another beauty

  2. Very nice I really like the fact you didn’t change the original owners work when the decals fade a bit it will really look nice and worn

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