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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

by Tony Bell


Republic P-47D Thunderbolt


Academy's 1/48 scale P-47D Thunderbolt is available online from Squadron.com®




This is the 1:48 Academy P-47D, not-so-straight-from-the-box.



The kit cockpit was replaced with a combination of True Details resin and Eduard photoetch. 



The engine is the outstanding Aires resin Pratt & Whitney R-2800 with a KMC resin Hamilton Standard prop, while the landing gear is comprised of Teknics brass legs and True Details resin wheels. The canopy is the Squadron vac.



The rivets were applied with a home made pounce wheel fabricated from a watch cog, some brass rod and a sewing pin. 

SnJ was used for the natural metal finish along with Aeromaster enamels and Tamiya acrylics. 



Weathering was accomplished with pastels and a wash of Liquitex acrylics. The decals were from Aeromaster.

Model, Text and Images Copyright © 2001 by Tony Bell
Page Created 10 June, 2001
Last Updated 18 July, 2001

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