Hi everyone, this time I built the 1/48 Tamiya p47. I found a large wooden board that gave me an idea for my next diorama. I have tested that the board can fit up to four 1/48 planes and I have two more thunderbolts in my stash so I’m going to b[...]
I would like to present you my favourite fighter from WWII: the mighty THUNDERBOLT, THE ‘JUG’. I was building the model while reading Tail-End Charley from James. E. Brown, what a kick of motivation!!! I really recommend this book.[...]
Another fall together kit (yes!) On this Jug i got to mostly concentrate on painting, not filling and aligning and sanding and..etc. It's the first time i have really attempted to get tonal variety by adjusting the amount of different colours (w[...]
Following the iModeler Rule- don't post your take on the same model on top of someone else's on the same page - I waited over the weekend from my planned Friday post, so as not to detract from Scott Nelson's very nice take (now two pages away) t[...]
Here’s my interpretation of Gabby Gabreski’s P-47D. This is the Tamiya kit, one of the best engineered kits I’ve ever had the pleasure to make. Honestly, I don’t know why I don’t have a half dozen more in my collection. Oh, wait! Maybe it’s the[...]
Before Spitfirepalooza, there was “I Like Jugs.” My 1/72 Spitfire collection is a bit larger than my P-47 one but, my 1/48 P-47 collection wins (for now, those Eduard overtrees I just bought will turn the tide when done). This is Hasegawa kit. I[...]
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.
My son was nicknamed bug when young so "The Bug" was a must build for me!
Superscale decals and Ultracast wheels and seat
Tamiya / Mr Hobby paints, Future Gloss and Xtracyrlix Flat
405th Fighter Group, 510th Figh[...]
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[...]
This was a fun build! I've never had much luck with Academy's decals, so when I found the cool Hawaii ANG sheet, I was set.
Although maybe basic by some standards, I think the cockpit builds up nicely after a wash and drybrushing. Same with t[...]