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P-47D Thunderbolt

 

1/32 scale

 

EagleCals Decals

    

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: EagleCals EC107 - P-47D Thunderbolt
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: Waterslide decals and full colour instructions
Price: USD$14.50 available online from Eagle Editions website
also available in 1/48 scale USD$12.50
and 1/72 scale for USD$10.00
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Very interesting subjects; good colour saturation; perfect register; thin carrier film; helpful colour instruction sheet including reference photos.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green


Eagle Cals #107 - P-47D Thunderbolt are available online from Squadron.com

 

F i r s t L o o k

 

EagleCals continues its recent series of P47D Thunderbolt releases with two more colourful options.

The decals are designed for the new Hasegawa or Trumpeter 1/32 scale kits, but they are also available separately in 1/48 and 1/72 scales.

Markings are provided for two aircraft:

  • P-47D-27-RE  "Elsie / Lil Butch" of the 404th Fighter Group. The Aircraft is finished in natural metal with black cowl and decking all the way back to the fin, trimmed with a thin red line. The fuselage is adorned with art on both sides of the fuselage. The lower fuselage has retained invasion stripes. The 404th had some of the most innovative and colourful markings of all European theatre Thunderbolts, and this is an especially striking example. EagleCals supplies the red pin stripe as decals to apply over the painted black forward cowl and deck. I would recommend creating some paper masks using the contours of the decal pin stripes as a guide to assist painting the black areas.

  • P-47D-28-RE "Sigma Nu Girl" of the 404th Fighter Group. This aircraft has been refinished in Olive Drab and Neutral Grey, with the aircraft name in very large letters on the port fuselage side, and the triangular 404th emblem painted over a yellow nose stripe. This will be a nice option for modellers who do not like natural metal finishes!

Two instruction sheets are supplied, providing historical information, reference photos (including six great colour wartime shots of "Elsie"), stencil placement and, of course, a marking diagram for the decals.

As usual with EagleCals, the decals are thinly printed, opaque, with minimal carrier film surrounds and in perfect register.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Judy at Eagle Editions for the review samples


EagleCals decals are available from Eagle Editions Website
or Hobby Retailers including Squadron.com
 


Preview Text Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 06 December, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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