Trumpeter 1/32 P-47D-20

By John Stambaugh

Here is my P-47D-20 from Trumpeter.

Great kit. Very tight fit. I had trouble getting the fuselage to come together around the supercharger duct work. Probably my fault.

I drilled out the exhaust pipes, as the kit simply depicts them as raised detail. Used brass rod for pipe and brass sheet disk for cut-off. Big improvement.

Special thanks to Ray at LSP for the replacement decals after I pranged the checkerboard decals. To anyone using the Barracuda checkernose decals: The four decals fit well dimensionally, but would not conform well around the compound radius of the front opening. What I had to do was to make a cut at the frontmost checker lengthwise to approximately one-half inch back so that the two parts would overlap. Custom mix of Model Master enamel paint.

Hope you like her! Happy modelling!

© John Stambaugh 2021

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This article was published on Saturday, May 01 2021; Last modified on Saturday, May 01 2021