P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback
The aircraft itself doesn't need to be introduced in very detail. Big radial engine, 8 guns, superb speed and thoughness, this is the real workhorse designed to deal with heavy damage and spread a panic inside the enemy's formation... Unlike the pilots, I personally prefer the Razorback version before the bubble as the more attractive one.
This excellent Tamiya kit in 1:72 scale was real fun to build. As all worries from getting parts together were away, I could focus my attention to final painting and weathering. I decided to use salt method to show a light wear of the surface. I also tried new method to get dirty cowling and fuselage as it can be found in many photos of almost all wardbirds. I simply used tamiya weathering set - black powder and my finger to make streaks (the surface was coated with lacquer before).
To improve the kit I just changed plastic guns to injection needles and plastic pitot tube also to injection needles made from two different diameters.
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