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IPMS USA Nationals 2004
P-47D Thunderbolt

by Zachary Falzone


Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback


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




There's no doubt about it. Teenagers these days have a lot of choice about what to do with their leisure time.

Fortunately for our hobby, some teenagers have managed to wrench themselves away from the large selection of electronic entertainment to build scale models.

Zachary Falzone is one of these modellers.

At the age of 14, Zachary has entered the teenage category at the 2004 IPMS USA Nationals, and won first place with his 1/48 scale Tamiya P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback.

The model is well built and sports a paint finish that many modellers with years of experience would envy. His 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang placed in the competition too.

Zachary started modelling with his Dad, who is also a recent recruit to the hobby.

He already admires the work of artist, author and modeller Jerry Crandall, and was delighted to meet him in Phoenix. In fact, Zachary specifically requested the photo below with Jerry to appear on this Gallery page.

I am pretty sure that this will not be the last of Zachary's models that we will see in HyperScale's Gallery and beyond. Let's hope we see some models built by his friends too!





P-47 Thunderbolt Aces
of the Ninth and Fifteenth Air Forces
Aircraft of the Aces 30
Author: Jerry Scutts
Illustrator: Chris Davey
US Price: $19.95
UK Price: 12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 December 1, 1999
Details: 96 pages; ISBN: 1855329069
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Model by Zachary Falzone
Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 08 August, 2004
Last Updated 09 August, 2004

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