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1:32 Hasegawa P47 Russian Jug 255 IAP Northern Fleet "White 39"


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P-47D "White 39"

255 IAP, Northern Fleet

Vaenga 1 Airfield, Winter 1945

 

VVS (Russian Air Force - Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily) P-47D’s which included 100 bubble-tops saw limited use in the last few months of the war.  Like the Mustangs, Hurricanes and Spitfires the P-47 was not particularly liked by Russian pilots.   The low altitude smaller and quicker turning P-39 and P-40 were preferred.

 

P-47D’s were handed to the air regiment who trained the crews and deployed the planes to the units.  Ground crews (English speaking) checked the machines, removed radio and electronics not compatible with Russian military or air regiment.  The ground crews painted the soviet national insignia, usually over the USAAF national insignia and serial number.  Field installations often took place for M10 Bazookas and Type B-7 underwing pylon and belly racks.

 

Most Russian P47’s were deployed to northern Naval Units and operated over Norway and Finland in anti-shipping roles and fast recon.  Other P47’s were used to protect oil fields in Polesti.

 

KIT: 1:32 Hasegawa P47D ST27

AIRBRUSH - Iwata Eclipse HP-CS & H&S Evolution

PAINTPrimer: Mr.Surfacer 1200; Upper: Vallejo Olive Drab; Lower: Vallejo Medium Sea Grey; Interior: Vallejo Gunship Green and Tamiya Yellow Green; Prop Hub and Wheel Covers: Vallejo Off White; Masks:  Intercooler, US Insignia and Serial Number block then freehand edges

WEATHERING – Flory Wash, MIG Wash, MIG Pigments, Thinned Black/Brown

VARNISH - Alclad II: Klear Kote for decal prep then final with Semi-Matte

AFTER MARKET – Barracuda: Wheels;  Eduard: Photo etch Interior and Exterior;  Hasegawa: Brass blast tubes;  Scale Precision Masks: USAAF national insignia;  Decals: Kit for stencils, AMLC “Americans In Stalin’s Sky” for national insignia and tail number;  Belts: HGW Textile

 

The Hasegawa 1:32 P47 had few build issues with exception of surgery to drop the engine/cowling.  See WIP link:  Jug Double Build

 

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I'm really liking the subtle sheen on the OD and the understated weathering. You've managed to get it right in the Goldilocks zone; just enough to make it visually interesting but not so much as to be overdone.

 

Cheers,

Tony

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Very nice! 

Thanks Matt! 

 

Awesome Rick, nice job.

Appreciate the kudos Paul.

 

Awesome Rick! Thats fantastic scheme!

the Russian scheme became more impressive than I imagined.  Skill sets aside, seeing a red star on a Jug is truly interesting.

 

Gorgeous! Love the scheme.

 

 

Rick....OUTSTANDING work buddy. Totally love the scheme. Build and finish is first class and a real credit to you....congratulations ;-)

 

Martin.

thanks Martin.  appreciate your kind words and atta boy!

 

I'm really liking the subtle sheen on the OD and the understated weathering. You've managed to get it right in the Goldilocks zone; just enough to make it visually interesting but not so much as to be overdone.

 

Cheers,

Tony

thanks Tony, really hooked on Flory wash and Alclad Semi-Matte.  however, so many ways to do weathering, so many ways to learn...always a continual work in progress.

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