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USAF Thunderbolts Part 1 P-47D28 “Rat A Dat"

February 5, 2013 · in Aviation · · 11 · 2.4K

This is P-47D28 with the markings of 353 rd FG, 8th AF based at Raydon-England, during the late summer of 1944.
( Rat a Dat was flown by Lt. Ken Gallup )
Cockpit modified by PE intstrument panel, seat belts and Tally Ho PE gunsight.
Natural metal painting was done with Alclad aluminium lackers as usual.
D Day bands are painted by Tamiya acrylics.
Decals are from Aeromaster and Superscale sets.
The wheels replaced by Ultracast goodies.

Happy modelling

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  1. Impressive to say the least. Are the checkerboards decals & if so what's the trick to no wrinkles?

    • Couple of things that may help re the wrinkles, Al...I applied mine with a 1/4" wet paintbrush and my tongue ( read it right). A new #11 X-acto blade may be necessary to score (ever so slightly) a wrinkle that just won't lay down. Simply slice it in the same direction as the offending wrinkle and you'll never see it. Decal setting solution can't hurt, either. HTH

    • These are decals applied by using Microscale Micro Sol Decal Solvent. But needs some trimming, small cuts at the corners and carefully soft stretching by wet fingers or paintbrush after solution.Craig already post a detailed explanation.

  2. Yet another flawless build. 10 easy!

  3. Excellent work as usual...yep - ten.

  4. Tolga... Outstanding T-Bolt. Nice checkerboard work. Like Craig, I also use the tongue method occasionally, but must admit I do not like the taste of Micro Sol all that much. Beautiful paint work as usual.

  5. Another outstanding P-47. That 353rd marking is really nice.

  6. Yeah I'm with those guys. Great Jug. Nice sharp pics too, amazing how something so BIG can look sleek as well. A+

  7. You inspired me to do this exact build (Tamiya and Rat-a-dat decal set). It's nice to use your detailed photos to assist me. I'm still new to this hobby so is nice to have a crutch. I'm using aftermarket 1,000 lb bombs. I like ordnance on my planes so I think it would be appropriate to build mine flaps up as the next event is to takeoff to deliver the ordnance to the Fuher. Beautiful model!

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