On September 22, 1943, John T. Godfrey, the youngest of three brothers born in Canada to English parents, then raised in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, achieved his dream of being a fighter pilot when he arrived at Debden. Having been arrested [...]
This is my contribution to the Jerry Grandall Tribute Group Build organized by Tom Cleaver on iModeler. Thanks Tom for the invitation and for starting this Group Build as a way to honor some of Jerry's great decals. I used EagleCals sheet [...]
The P-47D series entered production at Republic’s Farmingdale Long Island factory in May 1943, and the first of them showed up in England in late June. From the first, the P-47D was plumbed to carry a droppable external gas tank on the [...]
Calling this one, DONE!
1:48 scale, Tamiya P-47D "Thunderbolt".
Fantastic kit, much has already been written so I won't go there. I loved build this kit and there are more to come!
For this build, I used Tamiya Acrylics, Flory [...]
The definitive Tamiya 1/48th scale Thunderbolt has been my favorite model of the topic. Recently, a sale of Hasegawa's 1/32nd scale provided the opportunity to try the larger scale. The purchase of Trumpeter's match model followed shortly. [...]
My last work was a P-47D Thunderbolt, with Brazilian markings, used at WWII by FAB ( Brazilian Air Force) to help the allied forces, for combat the german army in italy in 1944. These planes later went to Brazil, and became [...]
Dawn was already rising with Double Wartime Dalight Savings at 0200, June 6, 1944, to reveal cloudy skies from horizon to horizon. The rumble of 48 Pratt and Whitney R-2800s reverberated across the quiet English countryside that surrounded [...]
So, this is my dad´s final contribution to the French at war theme. Tamiya P-47M kit, drop tank from a Tamiya P-47 Razorback kit, BLU-27 napalm canisters from a Hasegawa weapon set, antenna wire with elastic thread, Eduard seatbelts. All [...]
After a couple of single builds I wanted to get back to the dual combo way of building kits, and so what better than a bubbletop to go along with the razorback P-47? Having completed a bare-metal Mustang just before the Thunderbolts I [...]