Hey All, My first post for 2020.
Also the first build in my personal tribute to build subjects, used during 1945, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of WW2.
This aircraft is the famous P-47N from the 318th FG 333rd FS based at Ie shime, Okinawa, 1945.
I know this subject has been done many, many times in all scales but I just had to have one on my shelf. The P-47N is my favorite version of the Thunderbolt and who can argue with the incredible nose art and pun from the thought/comments that the P-47 was originally deemed to be "Too Big and Too Heavy" as a fighter.
The 1/48, Academy P-47N was built OOB but I used after market Super Scale decals and Ultra-cast wheels. Painted with various shades of Vallejo Metals and lightly weathered with artist oils as pin wash and dry brushing.
Enjoy! As always. KEEP IT FUN!
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