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1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N “Too Big – Too Heavy, Short Snorter” 333rd FS / 318st FG, Ie Shima

by Louis Gardner on July 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

Having been inspired by Neil Foster’s recent P-47 build (which is excellent), and as a follow up on my last two P-47 postings, as promised, here’s my rendition of the “Pro Modeler” kit. I built this kit when it was […]

1/48 Revell / Monogram P-47D Thunderbolt “Bonnie”, Major “Bill” Dunham, 460th FS, 348th FG.

by Louis Gardner on July 16, 2017 in Aviation -- 42 Comments

Here’s the mate to my last P-47 article…………….I built this plane about 10 years ago. I built this one at the same time as “Fiery Ginger” as flown by Colonel Kearby. These two planes were my first attempt at working […]

1/48 Monogram / Revell P-47D Thunderbolt “Fiery Ginger” Col. Neal Kearby 348th Fighter Group

by Louis Gardner on July 13, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Here’s a kit that I built almost straight from the box about 10 years ago or so…………… The only change I made was with the leading edge of the wings, and how the .050 caliber weapons were oriented along the […]

P-47D Thunderbolt

by IAN JACKSON on June 30, 2017 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

An impulse build after the 1:48 Airfix Spitfire from a month or so ago. Five weeks from cracking the box to what you see here – and yes I know I haven’t painted the sway braces on the pylons and […]

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 […]