Tamiya 1/72 scale P-47 D
This is my first posting on imodeler. I had a friend post some of my work a while back. I’ve finally got enough computer savvy in me to try it myself. So here goes:
Whenever I get stressed out over a tough project I seek out a kit that is pure joy. For me that’s these beautiful little Tamiya 1/72 kits. Simple to build and yet very well detailed and with a little extra work, the model Gods will treat you right. For this one, I added some Eduard PE seatbelts, bored out the gun barrels and custom made the pitot tube out of a hypodermic needle. Small gauge wire was added to the drop tank and also used to make the sway bar braces on the bomb racks.
The metal finish was done with Alclad duraluminian and Model master metalizer. The decals were taken from various sources in my private stash.
Eventually, the plan is to present this model to my good friend in Normandy who has a wonderful B&B about a mile up from Omaha beach.
3 additional images. Click to enlarge.