1/72 Academy P-47 D-25-RE

Gallery Article by Felice De Leo -The Black Sheep-


"CHIEF-SKI-O-WATA" 405TH FG   Flown by Lt.Duane E.Buholz -WWII-

The model was built many years ago as a present for my girlfriend Simona.  It was my first kit built OOB (I added the brake tubes on the main gears, with Tamiya tape for the seat belts in the cockpit and turned the tail wheel), using the decals available in the box.  Well done, Felice!  The decals are not extraordinary, but by being very careful, the results are good.  I had to use a brush on the red stripes decals and on the indian plumed head decal to repair the rips.  


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I sprayed a first hand of Humbrol pray gloss aluminium Metalcote with a second hand of Testors Metallizer.  With Humbrol colors no. 60 & 155 I finished the aircraft body.  To weather I used oil colors and a silver pencil( on the antiglare panel) I enjoyed building this kit, it was a simple work that I realized between two more ambitious models. 


  • Details & Scale Vol.54;

  • Scale Aircraft Modelling Vol.21 No.9

Happy modelling, 

Felice De Leo -The Black Sheep-


Photos and text by Felice De Leo -The Black Sheep-