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Trumpeter 1/32 P-47N

by Tom Cleaver on June 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Originally designed as a high altitude interceptor, in which range would not be a major consideration, the P-47’s role changed completely when it was the only American fighter with much chance against the Luftwaffe, and was thus pressed into service […]

Tamiya P-47D ‘The Reamer’

by Michael Drover on June 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Hi folks, This is the well known 1/48 P-47D by Taimiya. No introductions are needed for the kit as it is well known and is faultless in its construction. I’ve built it to represent “The Reamer’ flown by Lt. Jack […]

P-47s flown by Mike Gladych in the 56th Fighter Group

by Tom Cleaver on June 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Writing in the “Flight Journal,” P-47 special issue, famed Grumman test pilot Corky Meyer – the last actual “airplane person” to head a major airplane company – named the P‑47 Thunderbolt the “best fighter of World War II ‑ ETO.” […]

Tamiya P-47D Thunderbolt

by Tom Cleaver on May 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

The P-47D “Hun Hunter XIV” is well-known, having appeared in the documentary “Thunderbolt” made by William Wyler and John Sturges during World War II. Not much has been written about the 57th Fighter Group, the first USAAF unit to enter […]

Did I Tell You I Like Jugs?

by Scott Nelson on April 15, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

It took a week longer than I expected but, here’s the second of my 1/144 P-47D razorbacks from Platz. I think this one turned out a little better than the previous one. I had to do some reshaping on the […]

I Like Jugs

by Scott Nelson on April 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Not too long ago I posted an article about my 1/144 P-47D bubble tops from Platz. I had a chance to pick up the razorback version at a recent model contest. Today I present one of the two kits in […]

P47n Thunderbolt Revell 1/48

by neil foster on March 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 31 Comments

Hi guys,well here is my latest offering it is Revell’s P47n, “2 big and too heavy / Short snorter”.The P47n is the one with the larger wings to accommodate internal fuel tanks. The kit went together nicely with no real […]

P-47D Whoooo 1/32 Eduard / Hasegawa

by Artur Domanski on March 10, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

P-47D-26-RA, Lt. James R. Hopkins, 509th FS, 405th FG, 9th AF, Ophoven, Belgium, March 1945 HGW – belt Master – barrels Paint – MR Paint, Tamiya

Tamiya 1/72 scale P-47D

by Terry Schuler on March 6, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

Pilot: Lt. Robert E. Wagner 9th AF 510th FS – 405th FG. St. Dizier France 1944. I actually do build other aircraft, but P-47s are just so much fun, especially when the kits are this nice ! For this build, […]

Tamiya 1/72 scale P-47D

by Terry Schuler on February 28, 2017 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

This project begin while researching an uncle in our family who flew with the 56th FG. I had discovered a personal photograph of Lt. David Mauldin (56th FG, 61st FS) inscribed to our uncle. Lt. Mauldin’s P-47 carried the name […]