P-47 Razorback Tamiya 1/48 “Jabo”
Tamiya in 1/48 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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