Tamiya 1:72 P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt
this is my Tamiya 1:72 Razorback done as a P-47D-23-RA "Josie/Cleveland Clever" (42-27899) flown by Lt. Mike Dokovitsky of the 340th FS, 348th FG, 12/1944.
To attempt to achieve tonal variations i did not use a final clear coat. instead i worked in steps, finishing the metal finish first, then painted the black theater strips, national markings, and O.D. forward cowling without a clear coat finish. It kind of worked.
Metal finish is Alclad, paint is Mr. Color. chips are done using a toothpick to scratch the painted areas soon after they were applied. Decals are from Print & Scale sheet #72-173.
Add-ons are Master Models MG barrels and pitot tube, bassin wheels, QuickBoost gunsight and horizontal tail surfaces and oil-cooler flaps. wheel wells were detailed with Eduard P.E. and fine solder wire .
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