by Graham Green
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
scale P-47D Thunderbolt is available online from
Here are a couple of pictures of my 1/48 scale Tamiya P-47
This kit was a delight to build and I found no problems with the fit of
parts. I like the 'sit' of the Tamiya Thunderbolt. I think it captures
the aircraft much better than earlier offerings from other companies.
I had built a P-47 ages ago with the 'Little Chief' nose art so turned
to AeroMaster for another 'Hightop' in Olive Drab.
'The Bug' came from their 'Thunderbolts Over Europe' The 405th FG in
Colour, Part 1 (SP48-11) sheet. These are nice decals that conform well
to the surface and adhere superbly (with a little help from Microsoft
Set and Sol!).
A picture showing a full side view of this aircraft appears on page
18 of 'P-47 Thunderbolt - Warpaint Special No1' by Hall Park
Publications and the nose art is included in the Booklet accompanying
the decals, the latter being a very helpful and interesting read.
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