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Thunderbolt Mk.II

by Andrew Dextras


Thunderbolt Mk.II (P-47D)

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




Here is my Tamiya P-47 Thunderbolt "Bubbletop" finished as an RAF Thunderbolt Mk.II in SEAC markings.

Engineering and fit is amazing and this model makes a great weekend project.

The kit was built straight from the box with the exception of photo-etched seat belts and an aerial wire.



The model was painted in a SEAC scheme using Gunze and Tamiya acrylics with my Iwata Custom Micron B; then post shaded with Tamiya acrylics. Paint chipping was done with a Berol silver pencil.

Decals are from an out of production Aeromaster set "lent" to me by my friend Groiheimisch MacGinge.

More details about the painting and weathering, and additional images of Andrew's Thunderbolt, may be found on the Tamiya America site by following this link.



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2003 by Andrew Dextras
Page Created 27 October, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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