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Hasegawa’s 1/32 P-47D

by Paul Wilsford on August 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Hello. I would like to introduce you to Helen Jo of the 356th FS 9th AF. I wanted to use some of this AK Interactive’s Xtreem Metal for quite a while. I find that is is easy to apply and […]

1/48 Tamiya Thunderbolt “Pengie II” 56th FG

by Darren Dickerson on August 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

Hi Everyone Long time since I posted anything here. This one completed earlier this year and recently had some photos taken. Decals are from the excellent AJ Press Book “56th FG Part 1” Ultracast Seat and Wheels Paints are Mr […]

P47-D Razorback Nose Art

by Julian Shawyer on August 12, 2017 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

This is the 1/48th scale Tamiya P47-D Thunderbolt Razorback. The model was painted with Aeromaster acrylics with the exception of the canopy frame, which was painted with Xtracolor enamel. Artist gouache was used for weathering and to highlight the panel […]

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 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 […]