P-47D Thunderbolt

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    J.Fenech
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    P-47D Thunderbolt

    Post  J.Fenech on Tue May 04, 2010 9:48 pm

    Razor back version, tamiya 1/48th OOB build, decals next from eaglestrike and weathering.



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    Re: P-47D Thunderbolt

    Post  slingshot392 on Tue May 04, 2010 9:58 pm

    Nice progress so far on the big jug!

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    Very nice finish

    Post  Luke on Tue May 04, 2010 10:24 pm

    Very nice finsih on this one too Jo you always impress me mate Very Happy

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    Re: P-47D Thunderbolt

    Post  bcauchi on Wed May 05, 2010 8:09 am

    Wow man, what a production line, never a dull moment. Great stuff Joe, your painting is immaculate.

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    Post  Joseph on Wed May 05, 2010 8:36 am

    As always, excellent work what a production line and all to the finest finish.

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    Re: P-47D Thunderbolt

    Post  in nannu pec on Wed May 05, 2010 8:52 am

    SABIH gUZ.........VERA BHALL PASTIZZI lol! lol! lol! lol!
    STILL THE END PRODUCT IS AWESOME !!!!!
    IN NANNU PEC What a Face

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    Re: P-47D Thunderbolt

    Post  iCocker on Wed May 05, 2010 9:50 am

    Brilliant Guz, I love this beast, one of those things that look like a tank in the sky to me!
    One question how come the D-Day invasion stripes are only on the underside, had the impression that these were carried on the top as well?

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    Re: P-47D Thunderbolt

    Post  bcauchi on Wed May 05, 2010 10:11 am

    Many allied aircraft had invasion stripes just on the underside especially the US planes like the T'Bolt and the mustang.

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    Re: P-47D Thunderbolt

    Post  iCocker on Wed May 05, 2010 10:22 am

    Never thaught they already have economy in their mind ... Laughing

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    Re: P-47D Thunderbolt

    Post  J.Fenech on Wed May 05, 2010 10:50 am

    iCocker wrote:Brilliant Guz, I love this beast, one of those things that look like a tank in the sky to me!
    One question how come the D-Day invasion stripes are only on the underside, had the impression that these were carried on the top as well?

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    Good question, as brian said many of the USAAF aircraft had invasion stripes on the lower sides only. RAF and FAA aircraft I think most of them had them above and below. The thunderbolt was a big beast then and the A-10 continued with the name today, another big aircraft.

    p.s. maybe it was not economy in mind, maybe it was to avoid shoot first then check markings later - the invasion stripes were clearly more visible than national markings.

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    Re: P-47D Thunderbolt

    Post  iCocker on Wed May 05, 2010 12:56 pm

    Apart that airsuperiority was allied ... strange how logistics for each army changes.

    An interesting story is during the entrance to Berlin, Soviet tanks were ordered to be marked with a white cross on top and a strip around to avoid hungry tank hunters from USAAF and RAF [probably more from their Sturmoviks] mistake them for panzers. Seems that some Germans spotted this code and implied it to their tanks ... if it is a myth we have yet to find out but I doubt that the few tanks in German hands managed to make any decent breakthrough to avoid the Berlin onslaught ...

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    Re: P-47D Thunderbolt

    Post  alexbb on Wed May 05, 2010 2:42 pm

    JUST LIKE A WELL OILED MACHINE
    PROLIFIC IN BOTH QUANTITY AND QUALITY

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    Re: P-47D Thunderbolt

    Post  William on Fri May 07, 2010 8:23 pm

    Excellent finish as uausl, keep them coming Smile Smile

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    Re: P-47D Thunderbolt

    Post  Ray on Sat May 08, 2010 11:50 pm

    Well everyone said all that had to be said before me Sad

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