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1/48 scale P-47D Razorback by Hasegawa

This is a basic build in comparatively unusual colors — Nationalist Chinese in 1945. The USA was supplying arms to many allies in WWII, and we needed fighters to protect our B-29 bases in SW China, as well as our transports flying “over the hump.” Thus we provided Jugs to China.

I used decals from the spares box to match a profile I found in one of my sources.

Paint is all from different bottles — each marked OD Green — which have found their way into my paint locker over the years. It was an interesting exercise in dissimilar, yet similar colors! Apparently the Chinese had a paint color shortage as the aircraft was OD on top and bottom. Only the canopy frame was in medium Green.

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5 responses to 1/48 scale P-47D Razorback by Hasegawa

  1. I agree with Bob! It is cool. I like the unusual nature of the beast. I’m a s****r for different livery. Great Jug!
    Gary

  2. Yep….I like the way you’ve painted it – looks different (but good).

  3. Very nice job, Mike. Certainly unusal for a P-47.

  4. Loved the OD green medley on the old “Jug”! Great build!

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