P-47D Tamiya 1/72 scale
June 25, 2015 in Aviation
What can I say, I like P-47s, and I love the Tamiya kit, it is simply an absolute jewel of a kit.
This particular aircraft represents one flew by Lt. Chuck Olmsted of the 353rd FS / 354th FG.
Painting was done with Alclad duraluminum, Aluminum,Model Master Metalizers and Enamels. Decals are from Lifelike decals. The following details were added:
Drilled out gun barrels. (yes, I know I’m going to go blind doing this).
Eduard photo etch seatbelts..
Center drop tank fuel lines added from small gauge wire.
Sway bar braces were built for the bomb racks.
Inside corner of wing lights drilled and filled with appropriate color.
—-and I only handle it wearing gloves —–
Even though I primarily build in 1/48 scale, I have to admit this is one of my favorite models on my shelf. I hope you enjoy it.
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