Tamiya's 1/48 scale
Republic P-47M Thunderbolt
available online from
"The Brat" flown by Lt
Randall 'Pat' Murphy, 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, during
This model is the latest
boxing of the Tamiya P-47 family. Any of you that follow my model
building habits know that I don't build WWII ! However, I actually won
this kit in a raffle and having heard so many good things about the
quality etc decided to do a quick build.
Three weeks later, here is
This kit certainly is the jewel in Tamiya's 1/48 aircraft range to-date.
The decals are from Aeromaster 48-783. Upper surface paints are Tamiya
Acrylic whilst the lower surfaces natural metal is Alclad II Stainless
As this was always going to be a quick build (by my standards anyway), I
did very little extra work (also because the kit really does not need
dropped the elevators.
Added brake lines
to main struts.
This build has inspired me
to seek out other WWII favorites (currently a Tamiya F4U-1D).
To see more of my models, please visit my website at
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|Modelling the P-47
Osprey Modelling 11
Author: Brett Green
US Price: $17.95
UK Price: £12.99
July 25, 2004
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841767956
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