At the very end of 2019, I set out on a return to 1/48 scale, in the form of both an HK Models B-17G (that…didn’t fare so well) and Tamiya’s venerable P-47. Specifically the P-47M. And more specifically, “Fire Ball”, a 63rd Fighter Squadron M that I’ve wanted to do for a long time.
And…I decided to film the whole thing.
The result? An absolutely massive, 34-installment build series stretching from mid-January to mid-April. Hit the pic below to go check out the whole playlist.
Precisely because I put so much into the video side of this build, it received barely a mention here on the blog. Which on the one hand, kinda sucks. But on the other hand, I’m only one person, with plenty of other things occupying my time, and sometimes something’s gotta give. Keeping various online platforms in perfect sync is often one of those things.
But for those who haven’t been up on the P-47M, here are a few photos and some links to the highlights of the build videos. Enjoy.