1/32 Trumpeter P-47N “Chautauqua"

Gallery Article by Tolga Ülgür on Oct 18 2018


This is my 1/32 Trumpeter P-47N Thunderbolt with the markings of “Chautauqua” flown by Lt. Victor Schmidt from 463rd FS 507th FG (20th AF) Ie Shima, April 1945.

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Trumpeter kit’s overall shape is accurate but some serious inaccuracy and weakness existing.

Main problems of the kit are inaccurate cockpit floor, canopy, wheels, wheel well walls and terrible windscreen.

The modifications of this project are:

  • Eduard PE cockpit set and Hasegawa cockpit parts.

  • Eduard PE wheel well set

  • Rutman’s accurate “N” wheels (Thanks to Mr Rick Griewski)

  • Windscreen and canopy swapped with Hasegawa spare parts.

Painting done with Alclad metalizers.  

Decals are a mix of kits world and Cam decals sets.

Happy modelling.

Tolga Ülgür

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Photos and text © by Tolga Ülgür