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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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19 responses to P-47D Tamiya 1/48 scale

  1. Subtle finishes and a nice contrast of cowling colours.

  2. Very nicely built Jugs, Terry….(all 3 of ’em). 🙂

  3. Nice Jug there Terry.
    Well done sir.

  4. Terry this is a very impressive p-47! Love the decal to and finding it very hard not to make “jug” pun….

    Seriously, though, you’ve done a terrific job with this model

  5. Love your P-47. Great choice of colour scheme.n

  6. Very nice Terry. You really did a top job. Too cool.
    California Steve

  7. Absolutely stunning. A colourful Jug is a beautiful thing!!! Love it!!!

  8. Awesome Thunderbolt, Terry. As Morne said, its a very colorful Thunderbolt and you can t have too many of them.
    Well done !

  9. Very well done – love the color scheme, particularly cowl and cowl flaps. Nice subtle weathering and shading also.

  10. Passion for modeling shows via Passionate Patsy! Thanks!

  11. Tery,
    Absolutely gorgeous. Excellent workmanship shows on this build. I like everything you have done here.

  12. Great work Terry – I love the additional little details you put on, including the napalm tank. Very well done paintwork as well. And you topped it off with some first-rate photography. Very nice one!

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