Saturday, 2 June 2007

P 47 D Bubletop - 56th FG

This is a Thunderbolt P 47D from the famous 56th Fighter group "Wolfpack". The kit is Academy brand, scale is 1/48. The build is completely OOB. I only added the seatbelts made of lead foil and the machine guns made of metal tubing. Paints are Model Master Enamels. I used Mr. Surfacer 1200 for priming. I gave a couple of "Future" coats prior to the decaling proces. Decals are from Aeromaster.
For weathering first I gave the chipped paint effect and then a good oil wash all over the fuselage. After the mate coat was applied I enhaced the panel lines with chalk powder applied with a very thin brush.

Here are some step by step pics and the finished model:


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