P-47 Thunderbolt "Little Chief"
Tamiya's 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt build straight out of the box. I actually started this model sometime around 2001ish and had it about 95% complete around the time my daughter was born later that year. So for that and other real world reasons I was forced to take a break from the hobby. I picked the plane up last year, dusted her off, applied some light oil wash to add depth, and attached the final bits. The canopy and windscreen were masked the entire time but little to no residue remained on so that was a plus. Aircraft represents the plane flown by WWII ace Frank Klibbe. All the pics were taken in the last year. I posed her in the final pic with the P-47 in RAF markings that I posted here a few weeks back. Tamiya's P-47 are fun and easy to build straight from the box.
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