1/48th Tamiya P-47D 42-29173
I Just finished building this 1/48th Tamiya P-47D in the markings (Rain-Dear) flown by Lt Clark Bresmeth of the 510th FS while stationed in France in the Autumn of 1944. That Tamiya kit was a dream to build and quite well engineered and with precise instructions. No problems whatsoever encountered during the build. Aftermarket parts included the instrument panel, machine gun barrels and the decals. Enamel paint was a custom mix of 85% Model Master aluminum and 15% MM chrome silver. In the final preparation for the model, all except the prop, bombs, wheels and anti-glare panel were airbrushed with Testors semi-gloss clear. I know this is a departure from the usual GSB Navy and Marine aircraft I frequently build but the ole JUG most certainly has it's charm and appeal. All comments or observations welcome.