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P-47D Razorback Cockpit

by David Castro


Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Razorback" Cockpit


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




Here is the cockpit from Tamiya's 1/48 scale P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback kit.

It was improved by adding Eduard´s photo etch set (ref.49 226) and some items from scratch like the gunsight, the throttle, electrical wires and some minors devices.


To achieve the Dull Dark Green colour used on the most cockpit surface, I mixed blue, green, a touch of yellow and white all from Tamiya's range.

Afterwards a soft wash with burnt umber was mixed with black oils and allowed to dry for a whole night.



The next step was painting details with Vallejo´s acrylics - the soulders straps off white, and the lap belts yellow ochre with a tiny amount of burnt umber and lightened with flesh. The head rest is in leather colours, made up of a mix of black, brigh orange and lightened with flesh.

The stencils are hand painted with a 000 brush as well as the buckles and chip paints.

The dust was dropped randomly but taking care not to accumulate it on most used zones and was made using pastel chalks.

The gunsight was painted in aluminium, dirt yellow the lens with a drop of Future and the head protection in leather.


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Model, Text and Images Copyright © 2003 by David Castro
Page Created 17 February, 2004
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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