Eagle Editions | EC105: 1/32 P-47D Thunderbolt
Reviewed by Mark Proulx
Eagle Editions has just released comprehensive sets of 1/32nd scale P-47 decals. Designed for use with the new Hasegawa kit, this is a review of the second of four currently planned releases.
There are two P-47D options to choose from, each fitted with a bubbletop canopy:
- Daddy Rabbit, P-47D-28-RE, SN 42-29262, 366th FG
- Oh Johnnie, P-47D-27-RE, SN 42-26785, 350th FG
The instructions are highly detailed and make a great reference source. In fact, Eagle Editions frequently receives requests from historians looking to buy their instruction sheets only! A number of photos of both aircraft are included. This format allows the modeler to make their own camouflage and marking assumptions based on available photographic evidence.
The instructions list complete references should the modeler choose to further study both aircraft. Also included are painting details and some features of each aircraft detailing prop and dorsal fin choices.
Unlike the first sheet, EC 104 reviewed elsewhere on LSP, Tom Tullis provides simple line art profiles. Also included are complete stencil placement details.
Microscale prints the markings over two pages. They are in perfect register with minimal carrier film and I expect no problems with them.
Arguably, Republic's P-47 was decorated with some of the most colorful artwork applied to European based fighter aircraft. Eagle Editions is supplying some unique and colorful schemes that I am sure will entice any modeler with an interest in that theater of operations. I recommend this new decal sheet without reservation.
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© Mark Proulx 2007
This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Wednesday, May 18 2016