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1/32 Hasegawa P-47D25 “GABRESKI”

October 5, 2020 · in Aviation · 31 · 2.3K

This is 1/32 Hasegawa P-47D25 with the markings of 4226418 Lt Col. Francis Gabreski from 61 FS, 56 FG, 8AF Boxten England in July 1944.
Cockpit enhanced by MDC cockpit set, Eduard instrument panel and seat belts.
I have used front part of Aires engine set with magnetos from Trumpeter spare parts.
Wheels are Barracudacast goodies
Paints: Gunze Sangyo acrylics
Decals: Mixing of kit and Techmond decals

Happy Modelling

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31 responses

  1. Hi Tolga!
    This is (another) wonderful build of yours.
    I jus love Gabreski's scheme and you made an excellent representation of it!

  2. That’s really nice, Tolga! P-47s are especially impressive in 1/32.

  3. Darn nice model. The quality of your images is right on. As a retired film/still photographer & model builder, it's nice to see quality photo's of an exceptional well built model.

  4. The green camouflage looks terrific, really brings life to the model

  5. Beautifully done, one of the nicest T-Bolt's I've seen. Excellent photography, also. Congratulations!

  6. Excellent Gabreski T-Bolt Tolga, Simply a marvel of details through out. Interior, paint work, the weathering. Museum quality as usual. Outstanding P-47.

  7. Once again, a real beauty! Love Gabreski's scheme - there is one of those in my future... I still don't know how you can get so many models built so quickly!

  8. Finally, someone got the upper camo sequence correct: grey OVER the overall green.

    Beautiful result, Tolga.

  9. Very nice build, Tolga.
    Like said by many, the scheme is fantastic and well performed.

  10. Tolga @tolgaul
    My friend you have built the ultimate "Gabby" Gabreski Thunderbolt. I have been doing some online research and found several B&W videos posted of him taxying in this very plane... Here are a few photos that most have seen. This is it's ultimate fate...

    and this one shows it in happier times. This was part of the video I mentioned.

    I wanted to build up a smaller version using the Tamiya P-47 in 1/48 scale. I will be using your build as a reference too... It's that good !

    Thank you for sharing this beauty with us. I also pressed the "liked" button.

  11. Nothing looks like a P-47, and you have really captured the look in this big kit. Great job, Tolga (@tolgaul).

  12. Beautifully done!

  13. Great build, Tolga.
    I've got this plane to build too, but in 1/48.
    I must rearrange my stack...

  14. Thanks to Tom Cleaver and John Biggelaar.
    I don t know why but I can not reply to their comments.
    Maybe a technical issue

  15. Tolga: your builds always knock me out but you’ve really done it big time with Gabby’s mount. Fantastic!

  16. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    I am at awe just by looking at the images. You have done Gabby a very true honor.
    Fitting enough for a display all by itself. Nice and good work Tolga, thank you for sharing these images.

  17. Very well done! Congratulations.

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