1/32 Trumpeter P-47D “French Jug”, Part IV – Paint

Part I | Part II | Part III | PART IV | Part V Finally! After first starting this kit waaaay back at the start of November, three months later, it’s finally ready for paint. And with the wife and kids out of town for the weekend, I decided to buckle down and get it…

1/32 Trumpeter P-47D “French Jug”, Part III – Engine

Part I | Part II | PART III | Part IV | Part V With construction complete and bench time stuck in the interminable hell of filling and sanding, I decided to shift gears on the Trumpeter P-47 and knock out the kit’s Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine. This proved to be something of an…

1/32 Trumpeter P-47D “French Jug”, Part II – Construction

Part I | PART II | Part III | Part IV | Part V I recently read a review of Quentin Tarantino’s latest, “Django Unchained” (excellent flick by the way), that started off by saying “this movie is a motherf****er”. Well, Trumpeter’s P-47 is also a motherf****er. It’s big, it’s bad, it’s awesome and it’s…

1/32 Trumpeter P-47D “French Jug”, Part I – Cockpit

PART I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V When I kicked this project off, I had every intention of going with Hasegawa’s 1/32 Jug. Until I pulled it out of the box and began fiddling with it. I’ll address why I soured on it below, but suffice to say…