P47D: "No Guts... No Glory..."
The Hobby Boss, 1/48, P-47D:
Built OOB, minus decals.
Though not quite up to Tamiya detail standards this was still a fun and trouble free build. I'm sure there will be those who will find fault with the simplicity of these kits but I'm not looking for perfection, just looking to build and have fun. (Besides...you'll never find it in any kit or build anyways!)
So, if you are looking for an affordable, approximately half the cost of a Tamiya, 1/48, P-47D, I would recommend these kits. She certainly looks like a P-47D.
Thunder Cals decals, No. 48-006
These decals did not disappoint at all. Though the Tamiya kits are recommended they still fit the HB kit nicely. Great instructions for each aircraft offered, easy to work with, snuggled down nice, no problems using MicrSol and most importantly, look great! The checkered nose decals were spot on and conformed to the cowling without a hitch. Highly recommended.
I chose the scheme depicted because of the upper RAF Dark Green color...something different from Olive Drab.
Fundekals Black Stripes on empennage white stripes borders. (thanks, Tom)
Mr. Surfacer 1200 Gray primer
AK Real Colors RC286, RAF Dark Green
AK Real Colors RC004, Flat White
Mr Surfacer 1500 Black (for the invasion stripes)
Weathered with my usual techniques. Artist oils wash for shadows and color variation as well as highlights via dry brushing. Old school techniques but work for me.
Hope you like this build.
So until next time...it's a hobby, KEEP IT FUN!
7 additional images. Click to enlarge.