This model is the 1/48 Academy P-47D Thunderbolt done up in Cuban Air Force markings during the mid 1950's (around the time Castro's revolution).
The kit was built straight out of the box and weathered with HB pencil lead applied with a Q-tip. Panel lines were highlighted with pencil as well.
Decals used were from Aeromaster's "Lucious Latin Jugs" decal sheet. Paint chipping was done by dry-brushing Tamiya flat aluminum.
All the photos were taken out at the Saskatoon Airport by Vern Gwin.
Photos and text © by Colin Kunkel