1/48 Tamiya P-47D15 Thunderbolt
This is 1/48 Tamiya P-47D15 with the markings of 404th Fighter group, 9th US Air Force in England during June 1944.
This project is to bring back memories of my childhood days (maybe the happiest days of our lives) in the 70s. This Thunderbolt coded 4K-B was one of my first aircraft models built by using vintage 1/72 Matchbox kit in the mid-70s. The box art of Matchbox kit looks like still very warm and attractive for me. Is it a kind of Nostalgia?
Before starting to Tamiya kit I bought a vintage Matchbox kit issued in the 70s and used it as reference on my project. The cockpit modified by Eduard PE instrument panel, seat belts and Tally Ho gunsight. Covered diamond tread wheels are from Ultracast.
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