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P-47D Bubbletop
SPACE Update & Masks

Eduard SPACE, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description, Scale & Price

Eduard Item Nos.

3DL48078 - P-47D Bubbletop for Tamiya kit. USD$24.95

EX882 - P-47D Bubbletop TFace. USD$14.95

available online from Eduard's website

Contents and Media:

SPACE: 3D printed and photo-etched parts plus instructions.

MASK: Self-adhesive, die-cut paper masks and instructions.

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Will result in a well detailed P-47D Thunderbolt Bubbletop cockpit; simple installation..
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation:

The use of the SPACE set will result in noticeably improved cockpit detail in Tamiya's 1/48 scale P-47D Thunderbolt Bubbletop kits.

This masks will provide a faster and easier painting solution for this often unpopular task.

Reviewed by Brett Green

FirstLook

 

Eduard has expanded their range of accessories for Tamiya's 1:48 scale P-47D Bubbletop.

Although they were first released 20 years ago, Tamiya's Thunderbolt family remains the best in 1/48 scale and certainly worthy of investing in after-market parts..

 

3DL48078 - P-47D Bubbletop for Tamiya kit

This SPACE set comprises 3D printed decals for the instrument panel, switch and fuse panels, placards, plus photo-etched parts for the half-tone harness straps, intakes and more.

 

 

I used a couple of SPACE sets last year and I was very pleased with the results.

 

 

The 3D printed decals look really good in real life - better than my larger-than-life studio photos!

I found that the 3D decals barely needed to be wet at all before they would slide - or sometimes fall - off the backing sheet. I used Gator’s Grip acrylic glue to secure the 3D printed decals to the plastic kit parts.

Detailed instructions are included.


 

EX882 - P-47D Bubbletop TFace

These are die-cut, self-adhesive imasks for the inside and outside of the Tamiya 1/48 scale P-47D Bubbletop canopy. The wheels are covered too (no pun intended).

Instructions are provided. 

These represent a fast and accurate solution for a time consuming and often disliked modelling task.

 

 

Conclusion

 

The use of the SPACE set will result in noticeably improved cockpit detail in Tamiya's 1/48 scale P-47D Thunderbolt Bubbletop kits.

The masks will provide a faster and easier painting solution for this often unpopular task.

Thanks to Eduard for the review samples


Text and Images Copyright 2022 by Brett Green
Page Created 3 November, 2022
Last updated 4 November, 2022

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