Monday, 21 January 2013

P-47M Thunderbolt "Wolfpack" Extra

The Thunderbolt is finished, but there was just one little piece of extra detail I wanted to add. The kit came with the decals to build the bare metal aircraft number 421175, this had some nose art which said "Zemkes Wolfpack, 56th Fighter Group". As I was not using these decals, I decided to still incorporate them in with the build.

So this is what was done. I scratch-built a large sign that could be stood in front of the aircraft, this was made from some plasticard and plastistrut. When it was painted and cleared, the decals were then added to the front of the sign along with the badge commemorating over 1000 enemy aircraft destroyed. Another coat of clear was blown over the front to protect the decals and there you are, one sign.

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