1/48 Tamiya P-47D-1 Thunderbolt “In The Mood”
An old build with new pictures. This is 1/48 Tamiya P-47D-1 Thunderbolt finished with the markings of the 61stFS / 56th FG based in Halesworth, England during the summer of 1943 .
This machine named “In the mood” was flown by Gerald Johnson until 1944.
The base kit is well known Tamiya P-47D Razorback. It s easy to convert to D1 by using “early cowl flaps” from Loon models (LO48207). This is a unique part that fits perfectly, so no need to cut and surgery 🙂
Model built mostly out of the box except for the modifications in the cockpit which are;
Eduard PE seat belts
Tally Ho PE gunsight
The painting was done with Gunze Sangyo acrylics as usual. Lower surfaces painted to neutral grey and the upper surfaces to olive drab.
The decals are from a limited edition of PYN up decals (PYN48005) of Cutting edge
The attractive and sexy nose art is very sensitive and vulnerable.
It s finished after some weathering and finally matt coat from Gunze.
22 additional images. Click to enlarge.