Painting and weathering A war-weary P-47D
Painting and Weathering
The challenge: authentically depict the wear and tear of a war-weary P-47D Razorback and paint on nose type, squadron insignia and serial and identification numbers in 1/144 scale (without decals).
As usual I used Mr. Colour Silver 8 as primer to show realistic paint chips. Preshading and painting was done with Vallejo “air” paints. The weathering was done with oil paints.
Priming, airbrush and paintbrush work. Painting all the nose art serial and identifikation numbers by hand
Oil wash and exhaust stains: Weathering a war-weary P-47
May 1944: An old P-47 Razorback armed with lifeboats and smoke markers circles above a ditched B-17 crew – the USAAF Air Sea Rescue unit detachment B of the 65th fighter wing, later known as the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron was born.
Building a 1/144th scale water vignette with a scratch built life raft for an air sea rescue P-47D diorama
Modification of 1/144 resin figures and scratchbuilding a life raft from styrene.
Building an 1944 USAAF Air Sea Rescue P-47D Razorback from the 1/144 Eduard/Platz kit and scratch building dinghy packs and smoke markers
The top-class P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback and Bubble Top kits from Platz/Eduard in 1/144 scale – Kit review