Tamiya's 1/72 scale P-47
by James Kelly
1/72 scale P-47D Razorback is available online from Squadron
This multimedia collage depicts P-47D-22
Bu.No 225742 of the 83rd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group based at
Duxford, England, June 6th 1944.
The kit is Tamiya's 1/72 scale P-47D
Thunderbol finished using Alclad II Aluminum, Polished Aluminum, and
Black watercolors made up the light wash.
The Invasion stripes and Theatre ID bands
were all masked and airbrushed. The cowling checkerboard, personal
marking, Squadron ID codes and Bu.No.s are all homemade inkjet
decals.National insignia/stencils are from the kit.
The "propeller arc" is a clear plastic
disc sized from the kit propeller and airbrushed to simulate a spinning
propeller (Editor's note - I applied some Photoshop filtering to the
propeller too - first Gaussian Blur then Motion Blur)
Using Paintshop Pro 8.0, the model was
photographed against a blue background, cleaned up, and edited into a
jpeg of the sky.
I don't have any 1/72 pilots, so this one
was "CGI'd" into the pic.
This was a fun project that snowballed as
it went, but I feel it turned out to be a respectful tribute to those
who gave some, and in particular to those who gave all.
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