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P-47D Thunderbolt by Tamiya in 1/48 scale

This is the 'Jug' flown by Capt. Edward O. Fisher of the 377th. FS, 362nd. FG, in 1944.
The kit was built a few years ago but is still one of my favourites. Build was out of the box with Model Master Metalizer paints & Eagle Strike decals. The kit hardly needed any glue & no filler at all. Hope you like it.
Tony

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22 responses

  1. Great looking Thunderbolt Tony, great finish.

  2. An awesome Jug! Love that NMF.

  3. Good work on this Jug.

  4. Really nice Thunderbolt Tony. I love your outdoor photos.
    California Steve

    • Thanks Steve. I have a selection of bases with a variety of ground cover or 'concrete' paving, blue cartridge paper with a shot of white primer for clouds & a few pics of airfield buildings from the web as background. Just a bit of fun to create a little atmosphere.

  5. One of my favorites, Tony...those last three pics are especially exceptional.

  6. Tony...that's a fine looking P-47, very nicely done.

  7. Nice Tony, some really good pics outside too.
    We all love big jugs..

    Well done mate.

  8. Stunning build, Tony and well photographed ! This Tamiya kits are a "must"
    for a P-47 fan, i guess

  9. Another nice looking jug, Tony, good photographs, too. As a Spitfire fan, do you think those wings look a little 'Spitfireish'?

  10. Thanks for the kind words George. I suppose there is a similarity in the sense that they both have an elliptical planform but the Spitfire has a curved leading edge vs a straight one on the Jug: and then there's the size...

  11. Further proof that the Tamiya P-47s are the best. Great work by the modeler too.

  12. Tony,
    Perfect. Absolutely perfect. Any Jug driver would proud of the way you complimented them and their airplane.

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