U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE FIGHTER REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48

package box of Revell 1/48 Republic P-47N Thunderbolt

Well, I will try to build this Revell aircraft plastic model, this manufacturer is a rare case for my modeling. This time is P-47N Thunderbolt, blue and metallic coloring is a stylish aircraft.

building of cockpit, Revell 1/48 Republic P-47N Thunderbolt

I painted a detailed part of the cockpit. Panels on both sides are not glued yet because I adjust the angle at the time of the build into the aircraft fuselage.

a big gap between the fuselage and the wing, Revell 1/48 Republic P-47N Thunderbolt

There was a big gap between the fuselage and the wing. I used a combination of jellylike instant adhesives and plastic styrene adhesives. I think that the joint part became clean though made the airplane after a long time.

engine in the engine cowl, 1/48 Republic P-47N Thunderbolt

A powerful engine is built in. I painted and glued the engine cowl.

Part of the blue and yellow painted white on the groundwork. P-47N Thunderbolt

Part of the blue and yellow painted white on the groundwork.
By the way, it is not this kit, but the other day I was net surfing from morning on Sunday as to whether I would like to make an airplane model. I have not seen the net shop at all recently to avoid ordering and increasing the stock, when checking for the first time in half a year, I found a bargain sale at a nearby hobby shop on that day! Although it was a policy not to increase Model Kit stash anymore, at the end of last year’s bargain sale I was sorry that I could not go to the shop while traveling in a hot spring, now when I noticed I was in front of the store…. I bought 1/48 Airfix Bf109 and Spitfire and Eduard I-16, In addition, I got an added bonus of 1/72 biplanes, Gladiator and Swordfish, I was very lucky. The Stock Point, which I made little by little and decreased, went up by 5 points at a breath. Well, I’ll decide not to worry about it.
(07-June-2017)

making of the cockpit, P-47N Thunderbolt meter panel of the cockpit, P-47N Thunderbolt

It’s been made various workings of the cockpit.

carefully masked before painting, Revell 1/48 Republic P-47N Thunderbolt

This time I carefully masked and painted differently. Because the inside of the cockpit is better than usual, trying to open the canopy makes masking of the extra troublesome work.

painting of the rocket of Revell 1/48 Republic P-47N Thunderbolt

The rocket was painted in black iron color, but it seems to be wrong after all. It is definitely better to paint in silver. Because I am not accustomed to the Revell kit, it is confusing to decipher the paint instructions.

Checking the front edge of the main wing after painting the silver.

Checking the front edge of the main wing after painting the silver, it has been irregular so I’m placing the putty. I do not care the lower side of the aircraft so much since the front side stands out when decorated, I think that I will paint it as neatly as possible.
(10-June-25017)

Revell 1/48 Republic P-47N Thunderbolt, build and painting to finish

The type N is the final model of the P-47 Thunderbolt. In order to fulfill the escorting mission accompanying the strategic bomber, it was necessary to extend the cruising distance. In order to install additional fuel, it is only necessary to add to the main wing other than the drop tank, and the type N has become the main wing of a completely different shape from the previous one. It was a very excellent aircraft in the late WWII that also carries out bombing missions.

The type N is the final model of the P-47 Thunderbolt.

Revell shows production skill level from 1 to 5, and since this P-47N is level 4, it is the next level of the most difficult one. It seems to be roughly divided by the total number of parts. The part of rockets and bombs, probably, the number of parts has increased.

Revell shows production skill level from 1 to 5, and since this P-47N is level 4.

Since the canopy was repolished, it was attached finely.

Since the canopy was re-polished, it was attached finely. Revell 1/48 Republic P-47N

I molded almost of the panel lines. Inking flew cleanly into the ditch.

The marking is 318th Fighter Group, 19th Fighter Squadron at Ie Shima, Okinawa JAPAN, May 1945.

The marking is 318th Fighter Group, 19th Fighter Squadron at Ie Shima, Okinawa JAPAN, May 1945.

The decal of the propeller is very fine. Revell 1/48 Republic P-47N Thunderbolt.

The decal of the propeller is very fine.

I pierced the muzzle of the four machine guns of the main wing.

I pierced the muzzle of the four machine guns of the main wing. This kind of work was often done when making old Tamiya kit.

The connecting part between the fuselage and the wing.

The connecting part between the fuselage and the wing, the finish was not satisfactory. It is embarrassing because it stands out with silver paint.

There was advice on the other marking that the antenna wire should be set, and this aircraft did not have it.

There was advice on the other marking that the antenna wire should be set, and this aircraft did not have it. I wonder if the line was actually stretched. I imagine that it was enough as much as three antennas and no need lines.

Inside of the cockpit, Revell 1/48 Republic P-47N Thunderbolt.

Inside of the cockpit, I added a seat belt and precise sense working. It was difficult to paint small parts.

The lower surface of the aircraft has small scratches on its surface, Republic P-47N Thunderbolt.

The lower surface of the aircraft has small scratches on its surface, but it is not very noticeable when it is decorated. It is good flowing neatly the inking on the panel lines.

The P-47 is carrying a big horse powered engine. It was a very excellent aircraft in the late WWII that also carries out bombing missions.

The P-47 is carrying a big horse-powered engine, rocket bullets, bombs, eight machine guns, I like this heavily armed and very strong fighter.

On the back side of the right wing there is a stamp of Revell 1997 U.S.A. I dare to leave it as a memorial mark because it is an invisible place.

On the back side of the right wing, there is a stamp of Revell 1997 U.S.A. I dare to leave it as a memorial mark because it is an invisible place, it’s a kit about 20 years ago…. It seems just recently.

Decal of nose art lady. Republic P-47N Thunderbolt.

Decal of nose art lady. It became a morale improvement of the soldier in the United States Army, I assure to be slapped on the cheek in the Japanese Empire. Is it a cultural difference?

There is somewhat a burr and the gates are thick, but if assembled carefully it was not so difficult. Republic P-47N Thunderbolt.

There is somewhat a burr and the gates are thick, but if assembled carefully it was not so difficult. Just honestly, it’s harder than Tamiya and Hasegawa. The decal is very beautiful and good quality.

There is a slight blue paint on the nose and tail, it is a nice coloring and accent. Republic P-47N Thunderbolt.

As I saw the package, I thought blue would stand out more, after the building was finished. Maybe the box art has such a strong impression because the back is the sea blue and the box is also blue. There is a slight blue paint on the nose and tail, it is a nice coloring and accent.
(12-June-2017)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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