P-47D Tamiya 1/48 scale
March 9, 2015 in Aviation
This is simply a great kit, an absolute joy to build.
Passionate Patsy was flown by Lt. Ralph Barnes with the 310th FS, 58th FG, New Guinea in 1944.
The decals are from Thundercals. The decals are printed beautifully and work very well.
The model was painted with Model Master enamels. Pre shaded and a little pastel added for weathering. The gun barrels were bored out, and the pitot was replaced with a hypodermic needle. The antenna wire spring tensioner was made from a coiled small gauge copper wire. Eduard PE seatbelts were added.
The drop tank has been converted into a fire bomb (napalm). I’m not sure what all the external add on stuff is, I can only guess that’s its some sort of detonator and a fuse or battery supply. I built it from pictures I researched.
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