The latest off the bench for 2021 and my addition to what seems to be Hasegawa P-47 week on iModeler. I won't bore you with all that has been written about this kit, as it's well known by now. It doesn't have the great detail of Tamiya's offer[...]
Built in 2015. Tamiya´s excellent Razorback kit with Rising Decals, painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, the model shows an a/c of 258 Sqn RAF at Arkonam base in India 1944.
This is the second model I've built since restarting my hobby after a nearly 40 year recess. The subject of this attempt was the excellent Tamiya 1:48 Razorback P-47 Thunderbolt. I really wanted to build the "Spirit of Atlantic City" version, bu[...]
This started out as OOB build using kit decals. Unfortunately they were toast and did not cooperate when being applied. I used Euro decals for the Skyraider and they were excellent. I scratchbuilt the early AERO bomb racks then added Eduard 2[...]
This is one of my favourite all time markings for the P-47.
The decals are from the Aeromaster Special "P-47's of the 405th FG" and I have quite a few more to build from this series of sheets (3 parts) if interested contact Norris Graser as he [...]
Tamiya in 1/48 scale (Kit # 61086)
I decided to represent this aircraft from the 509th Fighter Squadron, 405th Fighter Group. This aircraft (P-47D-22-RE) was flown by the 1st Lt. Bob Hartmann. I have always loved this scheme on th[...]
After squadron (and Air Force) transfer, "The Ole Cock III" (seen here, a beautiful work from Chuck Villanueva : became this wolf-headed beauty...Hasegawa 1/48 kit...hope you like it.
I have built quite a few 362nd FG P-47's and this one is one of my favourites.
Decals from EagleCals with usual Ultracast seat & wheels.
Paints are Tamiya / Mr Hobby acrylics, Tamiya AS12, Alclad, Future for gloss & Xtracrylix flat coa[...]
I built this one a few years ago and was never happy with the finish - I went back over and repainted and weathered to 2020 standards.....
Tamiya kit, Ultracast wheels & seat, Barracudacals
Background below on pilot - George W Rarey
Tamiya 1/48 kit, built OOB with the exception of Eduard seat harness. Gunze-Sangyo aqueous acrylics used. SuperScale decals.
P-47 Thunderbolt 42-27181 coded 2Z-D. White theater recognition cowl band. John Drummond held the rank of captain and p[...]