Tamiya 1/48 P-47 D by Hermann Kopper
I'm pleased to present another photo feature on a model aircraft build, as Hermann Kopper has turned his hand to the Tamiya 1/48 kit of the P-47 D Thunderbolt.  For those who followed Hermann's blog, I'm sure you'll remember.  If you didn't, and this is new to you, then do use the link below to have a look through, and watch how he managed to achieve this delightful end result.  See how he created the all-metal finish using Alclad, along with all the other detailing.
The kit itself is the Tamiya 1/48 scale model, but using this as a basis he has used a detail set from Eduard, which included one of their simply stunning instrument panels, and an alternative set of transfers, provided on this occasion by another member keen on aircraft builds,  Tony Dill.  They came from his 'spares box', as they were from a Hasegawa kit.
The model features the aircraft flown by COL Glen Eagleston, a P-47D Thunderbolt, a so-called  "Bubbletop".  Add the alternate transfers (that's decals for some ) and the Eduard interior details, this is what you can achieve.  For those who are interested in a little summary note on the materials used, then these are listed here, though you can find out even more of the detail by going through Hermann's blog.


Interior: Tamiya flat green
Wheel Well: Tamiya yellow green
Invasion stripes: Tamiya semi gloss black and gloss white
Cowling: Tamiya semi gloss black and modelmaster RLM04
Metalizer: Alclad duraluminum, aluminium and dark aluminum

Thanks to Hermann for completing the blog and naturally for sorting out the photos for me to make up this feature (even if I am awkward over what I'm after...   )