Tuesday, 8 January 2013

P-47M Thunderbolt "Wolfpack" Finished

Well, she's finished at last.

After nine months work, with a few off though, the Thunderbolt is done and dusted. This has been a pleasure to build this kit, no hiccups or major problems along the way and I am pleased with the outcome. If you want to build a 1/32nd scale "Jug", then I can recommend this Hasegawa kit. It's not over engineered and ideal for a first attempt into build an aircraft in this scale. But remember its size, the wingspan is nearly 40 cms (approx 15 inches) and about 35 cms long (approx 13.5 inches), so it is a big WWII Warbird.

So here are a few photos I have taken on my phone for now. Better ones will be taken soon for my website,


  1. Beautiful work!
    I believe the Hasegawa 1/32 Thunderbolt currently is the best of the Thunderbolt kits.

  2. Thanks Warren

    Yes, it is a very good kit. I only have a couple of little grumbles with the kit. The first is no option of weighted wheels and the second, to have better detailed cannons. Otherwise it is an excellent kit. I'm glad I brought it, the finished model has left me very happy. It was built straight out of the box, the only extra was the etched seatbelts from Eduard I fitted.

    I also have in my pile a Me BF109 in 1/32nd scale and a F-14A Tomcat in 1/48th scale, both from Hasegawa. The Tomcat is a beautiful kit, I just need to finish it sometime.