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1/32 Trumpeter P-47D 22 “Belle of Belmont”

Here is my recently finished Trumpeter P-47D 22 with the markings of “Belle of Belmont” from 63rd FS / 56th FG in Boxted.
Note that this has Curtiss Electric propeller though it is D22.

Cockpit enhanced with Yahu instrument panel and Eduard seatbelt
I have used Barracudacast main wheels and Eduard tail Wheel.
Paints are Gunze Sangyo acrylics
Decals are from “Kagero Thunderbolt with the USAAF- European Theatre of Operations” book.
Happy Modelling

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19 responses

  1. Excellent result, Tolga!
    Fantastic painting and weathering!

  2. Another excellent model. Very consistent quality.

  3. Great looking T-Bolt, as Dan says your work is appreciably consistent. Interestingly, first P-47 I've seen with two of those flat tanks strapped on.

    • Thanks Andrew
      Yes this Thunderbolt carries 215 gallons belly tanks on both wings. It seems that the right one a std 215 gallons tank but the left one a little bit different . Probably a non std tank built in the field by the crew.

  4. Fantastic subtle weathering especially the drop tanks and the wing leading edges.

  5. Another great Tolga result!

  6. Another great looking build, Tolga. You must have a big place to display your 1/32 builds.

  7. All of the above!

  8. Echoing all above compliments, Tolga @tolgaul
    An amazing result.

  9. Looks great - very interesting with the lighter drab glare panel area. Well done!

    • Thanks Greg
      Yes this Thunderbolt has some color variations.
      This was delivered factory NMF with OD anti glare panel.
      RAF dark green applied to upper surfaces in England (except for the anti glare panel and canopy)
      Later D Day stripes applied.
      Finally, the d day stripes on the upper surfaces were covered with fresh Dark green .
      This is the reason for the difference in tone on the upper surfaces of the wings.

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