Here's a kit that I built almost straight from the box about 10 years ago or so...............
The only change I made was with the leading edge of the wings, and how the .050 caliber weapons were oriented along the edge. On a Thunderbolt, if[...]
An impulse build after the 1:48 Airfix Spitfire from a month or so ago. Five weeks from cracking the box to what you see here – and yes I know I haven’t painted the sway braces on the pylons and centreline yet.
As usual with Hasegawa’s BIG kit[...]
Originally designed as a high altitude interceptor, in which range would not be a major consideration, the P-47's role changed completely when it was the only American fighter with much chance against the Luftwaffe, and was thus pressed into se[...]
The P-47D “Hun Hunter XIV” is well-known, having appeared in the documentary “Thunderbolt” made by William Wyler and John Sturges during World War II.
Not much has been written about the 57th Fighter Group, the first USAAF unit to enter combat [...]
It took a week longer than I expected but, here's the second of my 1/144 P-47D razorbacks from Platz. I think this one turned out a little better than the previous one. I had to do some reshaping on the tips of the Curtis Electric prop but afte[...]
Not too long ago I posted an article about my 1/144 P-47D bubble tops from Platz. I had a chance to pick up the razorback version at a recent model contest. Today I present one of the two kits in the box. So, I now have another addition to a lar[...]
Hi guys,well here is my latest offering it is Revell's P47n, "2 big and too heavy / Short snorter".The P47n is the one with the larger wings to accommodate internal fuel tanks.
The kit went together nicely with no real hitches, the only complain[...]
P-47D-26-RA, Lt. James R. Hopkins, 509th FS, 405th FG, 9th AF, Ophoven, Belgium, March 1945
HGW - belt
Master - barrels
Paint - MR Paint, Tamiya
Pilot: Lt. Robert E. Wagner 9th AF 510th FS - 405th FG. St. Dizier France 1944.
I actually do build other aircraft, but P-47s are just so much fun, especially when the kits are this nice !
For this build, I used Alclad Dura aluminum, high[...]
This project begin while researching an uncle in our family who flew with the 56th FG. I had discovered a personal photograph of Lt. David Mauldin (56th FG, 61st FS) inscribed to our uncle.
Lt. Mauldin's P-47 carried the name "Upstairs with Maul[...]