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Tamiya's 1/48 scale kit backdated
P-47C Thunderbolt

by Jeremy Moore

Republic P-47C Thunderbolt


Tamiya's 1/48 scale P-47D Thunderbolt is available online from Squadron 




Here is my Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Razorback that I backdated to a P-47C-5-RE using the Loon Models resin cowling conversion.



It features Ultracast wheels as well as an Ultracast seat. Some minor detailing including copper wire ignition wires were also added.



Painting, Markings & Finishing


The model was painted entirely with Tamiya acrylics.



Prior to adding the Aeromaster decals the model was given several light coats of Future floor wax, a sludge wash, and then finally a couple of light coats of Polly Scale flat finish.

The aerial wire was fashioned from invisible nylon thread darkened with a black permanent marker.

Chipping was accomplished with a Sanford Prismacolor silver pencil.



Additional Images


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Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt
Osprey Modelling 11

Author: Brett Green
US Price:
UK Price: 12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 July 25, 2004
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841767956
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2007 by Jeremy Moore
Page Created 18 March, 2007
Last Updated 24 December, 2007

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