Pyn-up Decals 48-005: P-47 Thunderbolt

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Scott Van Aken


Moving over to P-47s, here are two very nice schemes with really super nose art. For kits, the P-47D is best served by Tamiya or Hasegawa, though there are also kits by Monogram and Otaki that should do just as well. The P-47N can be done using either ProModeler or Academy kits.

First up is the P-47N from the 333FS/318 FG. Named 2Big and 2Heavy/Short Snorter, this overall bare metal P-47N has a yellow nose and the Red/Black stripes carried by the 318th in the last months of the war. Better yet, it has TWO really cool nose art depictions!

The other is Jerry Johnson's 'In the Mood', a razorback P-47D-1 when he was with the 61 FS/56 FG. His aircraft has the standard white ID makings carried by P-47s and has the red surround insignia.

As with all the other PYN-up sheets, this one had duplicates of the outstanding nose art decals in case you need them. All of the nose art decals have a white background that must be put down first in order to allow all the colors to come through. Again, there are only 300 of these sheets to be done so if you want one, you need to get it as soon as you can before they are gone.

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