Monogram 1/48 scale
P-47D Thunderbolt Checkertail
by Valter Vaudagna
P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback
This is my reproduction of the P 47 D Razorback of Major Herschel "Herky" Green.comandante of the 317th FS. DEL 325 FG, known as the clan checkertail for the striking yellow and black checks at the helm of his P 47s.
Henry had become ace in one day, shooting down six planes on 30 January 1944: 4 Ju 52, 1 Do 217.1 MC 205.
To build the model I started with the old P-47D Monogram in 1/48 scale.
The kit has been rescribed in the panel lines, riveted, the cockpit has been improved in some parts. (seat, dashboard, throttle throttles, belts), also the engine nacelle and the engine itself have been replaced with the related pieces taken from a Hasegawa model of a Bubbletop as they are more faithful in terms of shape and detail.
For the coloring, I used acrylics from the Gunze and Tamiya color ranges.
National markings and checks are reproduced by painting.
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Page Created 30 July, 2020
30 July, 2020
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