1:32 Hasegawa P-47

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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #1 by IAN
Kit - Hasegawa original issue
Paint - Tamiya acrylics & AK Xtreme Metals
Decals - Kagero
Extras - Barracuda resin wheels & Eduard pre-painted etch harnesses


Republic P-47D-30 Thunderbolt
Assigned to Lt. Frank Middleton
65th FS, 57th FG
Corsica, mid-1944



































An impulse build after the 1:48 Airfix Spitfire from a month or so ago. Five weeks from cracking the box to what you see here – and yes I know I haven’t painted the sway braces on the pylons and centreline yet.

As usual with Hasegawa’s BIG kits it simply fell together without any fuss whatsoever, I was expecting ‘issues’ with the multi-piece cowl, but it behaved impeccably. The huge take-away from this build is the incredible quality of AK’s enamel lacquer’s. So much better behaved than Alclad and nowhere near as ‘smelly’. First time using Kagero’s decals and they worked perfectly also.

Not much else to say, my first 1:32 completion in a l-o-n-g time and enjoyed so much I dragged-out my H’gawa 109G-14 as a possible next project… Thanks for taking the time to look folks and please feel free to ask any questions or make any comments or criticism.

Ian.
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2 years 3 months ago #2 by Fritz
Fantastic Job Ian! That looks bloody amazing :D I'm rather keen to give that AK stuff a go now.

In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

Completed:
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

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2 years 3 months ago #3 by Tiger
Awesome Ian.

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2 years 3 months ago #4 by Kiwimav
Stunning

Dave

Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
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2 years 3 months ago #5 by KitModellerNZ
Great result Ian! Lovely work on the metallics.
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2 years 3 months ago #6 by Terry
Superb work on the "flying tank" Ian. Just how I like my Juggernauts: big bold and beautiful!
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2 years 3 months ago #7 by Andrew
Nice finish there Ian B)

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
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