by Mike Williams
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
scale P-47D Thunderbolt is available online from
This is my Revell 1/72 Republic P-47D-30.
I built this kit straight out of the box and it is the first time
that I used AlcladII 'Aluminium' to achieve a Natural Metal Finish. It
was applied using my Aztek A470 airbrush. I am very pleased with the
Alclad II 'Chrome' was applied to the prop spinner and undercarriage
The invasion stripes on wings and fuselage were sprayed using the
Aztek airbrush and Humbrol enamels.
I must say that I was very impressed with the staying power of the
Alclad II after masking with Tamiya masking tape. It didn't even begin
The decals are from Eagle Strike, European Thunderbolts Pt.1(set
No.72001) and settled down beautifully with Micro Sol.
That said, the checkerboard nose cowling decal was a bit tricky to
The markings are those of Capt. Ben Mayo, 82 FS, 78 FG, 8AF, Dufard,
UK, June 1944.
This is the same scheme worn by the P-47D that is based in the UK at
Duxford Imperial War Museum and is a regular UK airshow attendee.
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