My 1/48 “Jug”
May 15, 2014 in Aviation
Here’s my version of the Revell (Monogram to my old way of thinking…) P-47D ‘Razorback’. I tried to model it after the one you see on the book in some of the photos. The book is a 1989 Squadron/Signal Publication titled “49th Fighter Group” by Earnest R. McDowell, that has been laying on a shelf in my basement for some years. According to the book, the plane itself is from the 9th squadron, flown by Lt. James C. Haislip in early 1944, New Guinea I think.
This model was bought to practice on before tackling, and potentially messing up, some other nicer and more expensive kits.
So its a learning curve….a couple of lessons are
– CA glue really helps in a pinch, like when the landing gear starts to collapse. Uh, I’ll stick to that from now on for the landing gear.
-cutting the fuselage numbers (80) out from a white decal stripe that won’t be used is hard to get a good result…
-peanut butter works well to get the sticky gunk off the canopy that is left behind from using Scotch tape to mask it
-maybe some Scotch tape that is not ancient wouldn’t leave so much sticky gunk behind. bought a new roll of transparent tape on my way home today.
-maybe I should break down and brave going to Wally-world and see if they have that Pledge/Future stuff. I really don’t like going there, but no grocery store around here carries it.
Thanks for letting me post my humble model!
3 additional images. Click to enlarge