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Raid Hot Mama: Tamiya 1/48 P-47D “Razorback”.

kit, built OOB with the exception of seat harness. Gunze-Sangyo aqueous acrylics used. SuperScale decals.

42-27181 coded 2Z-D. White theater recognition cowl band. John Drummond held the rank of captain and piloted a P-47D Thunderbolt with the nose art "Raid Hot Mama" 405th Fighter Group. He was shot down over in 1944 near Giéville, France. During his time of service Drummond received the Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, two Purple Hearts, nine Air Medals, and three Battle Stars.

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11 responses

  1. Well it ain't right to like a Jug with girlie art. Its not PC either. It's a slippery slope . But, this has to do with history and the truth. I 'm sticking with the truth.
    Two thumbs up on the kit and the art work.

  2. Beautiful job...I really need to get one of those Razorbacks. I like your paint work, really looks good.

  3. Nice work, James, with a great result.

  4. Great jug with a pretty girl. Sweet .

  5. Impressive build.
    Canopy in blue is for sure an eye catcher.

  6. Excellent result, Kelly!
    Paint fading on the wings is exceptional!

  7. Very, very nice, congratulations!

  8. Very nice! I also like the blue canopy scheme - those T-bolts with that contrast make interesting builds. Well done.

  9. Excellent! so far I have resisted building this one, though the 405th FG is fave so one day...

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