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

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 BOX PACKAGEWell, 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.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 MAKINGI 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.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 MAKINGThere 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.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 MAKINGA powerful engine is built-in. I painted and glued the engine cowl.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 MAKINGPart 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 a 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, Also, I got a 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)

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 PAINTING REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 PAINTINGIt’s been made various workings of the cockpit.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 PAINTINGThis 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.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 PAINTINGThe rocket was painted in black iron color, but it seems to be wrong after all. It is better to paint in silver. Because I am not accustomed to the Revell kit, it is confusing to decipher the paint instructions.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 PAINTINGChecking 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 about 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)

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe type N is the final model of the P-47 Thunderbolt. To fulfill the escorting mission accompanying the strategic bomber, it was necessary to extend the cruising distance. 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 late WWII that also carries out bombing missions.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKRevell 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.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKSince the canopy was repolished, it was attached finely.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKI molded almost of the panel lines. Inking flew cleanly into the ditch.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe marking is 318th Fighter Group, 19th Fighter Squadron at Ie Shima, Okinawa JAPAN, May 1945.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe decal of the propeller is very fine.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKI pierced the muzzle of the four machine guns of the main wing. This kind of work was often done when making an old Tamiya kit.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe connecting part between the fuselage and the wing, the finish was not satisfactory. It is embarrassing because it stands out with silver paint.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKThere 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 stretched. I imagine that it was enough as much as three antennas and no need lines.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKInside the cockpit, I added a seat belt and precise sense working. It was difficult to paint small parts.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe 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.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORK REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKThe P-47 is carrying a big horse-powered engine, rocket bullets, bombs, eight machine guns, I like this heavily armed and very strong fighter.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKOn the backside 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.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKDecal of nose art lady. It is 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?

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKThere 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.

REPUBLIC P-47N THUNDERBOLT REVELL 1/48 FINISHED WORKAs 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)

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