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P-47D Razorbacks 58th FG
P-47D Thunderbolt 69th, 310th & 311th FS/58th FG
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by: Jean-Luc Formery [ TEDMAMERE ]


Originally published on:
AeroScale

P-47D Thunderbolt 69th, 310th & 311th FS/58th FG
Super Scale International's latest 1:48 scale P-47D Thunderbolt decal sheet comes in a resealable plastic bag. The content is the following:
- One A5 size decal sheet.
- One color A4 instruction sheet with decalling and painting guides for three machines.

Below are the three options:
- P-47D-21-RA s/n 43-25634, Pilot Lt. Art Marston, 311th FS/58th FG, 5th AF.
- P-47D-16-RE s/n 42-75885 "The Pied Piper", pilot Lt. G. Cipipen, 310th FS/58th FG, 5th AF.
- P-47D-15-RA s/n 42-23224 "Sleepy Time gal", pilot Lt. Herbert Emrich, 69th FS/58th FG, Rth AF.

The quality of the decal sheet researched by M. Norris Graser and printed in Italy by Cartograf is really excellent. One only has to take a look at the nose arts to be convinced by the crispness of the printing and the perfect registration. Their background must be painted though but this is rather a good idea in my opinion since matching the colors of decals and paint is not always easy. A complete set of stencils is present as well.

The instructions are well done. Color references are given in Federal Standard. The placement of the stencils is thouroughly explained. Recommended kit is Tamiya's P-47D Thunderbolt kit and though it is the best one available, there is no reason why the decals couldn't be applied on any other 1:48 scale Razorback.

Conclusion
The P-47 is an endless subject and Super Scale International have added one more decal sheet to the long list available for the aircraft. It features three very unusual and colorful marking options and I can highly recommend it to "Jug" lovers.

SuperScale International's P-47D Thunderbolt 69th, 310th & 311th FS/58th FG decal sheet is available from www.squadron.com.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Crisply printed - Perfect registration - Very attractive decorations.
Lows:
Verdict: Excellent quality decal sheet with attractive marking options. Highly recommended if you want to do a Pacific
Percentage Rating
94%
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: MS481235
  Suggested Retail: $8.00
  Related Link: P-47D 58th FG
  PUBLISHED: May 20, 2010
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.63%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.67%

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About Jean-Luc Formery (TedMamere)
FROM: MOSELLE, FRANCE

I'm mainly interested in WW2 aircraft and I build them in 1/48 scale.

Copyright 2018 text by Jean-Luc Formery [ TEDMAMERE ]. All rights reserved.


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