Trumpeter 1/32 scale
P-47D-22 "Belle of Belmont"
by Tolga Ulgur
Republic P-47D-22 "Belle of Belmont", 63rd FS / 56th FG, Boxted.
Here is my Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-47D 22 in the markings of Serial No. 42-26293 "Belle of Belmont" from 63rd FS / 56th FG in Boxted.
Note that this Thunderbolt has Curtiss Electric propeller although it is a D-22. It was probably changed in the field.
The cockpit was enhanced with Yahu instrument panel and Eduard seatbelts.
I have used Barracudacast main wheels and Eduard tail wheel.
Paints are Gunze Sangyo acrylics and Alclad metalizers.
It seems that this Thunderbolt delivered as NMF but in the field upper surfaces painted RAF Dark green except for anti glare panel. And also note that D day stripes on the upper surfaces overpainted later.
As you can see in the reference picture this Thunderbolt carries different fuel tanks on both wings. On the right wing, a 215 gallon belly tank and on the left wing, similar but not identical to the one on the right, possibly a makeshift type produced in the field.
Decals are from “Kagero P-47 Thunderbolt with the USAAF- European Theatre of Operations” book.
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