P-47 Razorback Tamiya 1/48 "Jabo"

September 14, 2020 · in Aviation · · 14 · 2.9K

in scale (Kit # 61086)

I decided to represent this aircraft from the 509th Fighter Squadron, 405th Fighter Group. This aircraft (P-47D-22-RE) was flown by the 1st Lt. Bob Hartmann. I have always loved this scheme on the razorback and the “Jabo” was one of my favorites from this Fighter Squadron.

This build was straightforward I riveted the model to give another level of detail, the cockpit had great details and each piece fell together without trouble, I wanted to focus on the metal finish for this model, I used Vallejo metallic aluminum paint and painted the different shades with Tamiya smoke.

The Eagle Strike decals I used were fantastic, conformed pretty well to the fuselage, and reacted perfectly with solvaset. For panel lines I used my own mix using brown, black, and gray Tamiya panel liners, for the gunsmoke I used Tamiya smoke and grime pastels.

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14 responses

  1. A fine looking aircraft and finish

  2. Well painted striking looking T-Bolt!

  3. Jug heaven is still upon us!

  4. Very realistic looking result.

  5. Great finish. I will definitely try your painting technique. I think you’ve caught the look of a natural metal finish really well.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Great paint and riveting. Red canopy framing is pretty snazzy.

  7. Nice work. What tool did you use for the rivets?

  8. This is a fantastic Razorback, Rene!
    I love the NMF and the weathering!

  9. That's a real beauty - love the riveting work, and the paintwork is fantastic. Love it.

  10. Nice looking P47, René.
    Paintwork looks fantastic.
    Nice detail is the numbering of the machine guns.
    Cannot think of any reason why to do this.

  11. Certainly the most beautiful Razorback I’ve ever seen. Bravo!

  12. Beautiful Razorback!

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