1/48 Hasegawa Republic P-47D Razorback

Gallery Article by Eric Hargett on Mar 28 2018



My kit represents Lt. Ralph Barnes' P-47D-15-RA (42-23190) of the 310th FS/58th FG based at Saidor, New Guinea in 1944. 

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To represent this P-47D Razorback, the following enhancements to Hasegawa's 1/48 kit were used:

  • 1) True Details P-47-D-15 to D-28 Cockpit (TD48499)

  • 2) Thundercal Decals 48-001 P-47D Razorback Thunderbolts PTO Part 1

  • 3) Minor scratchbuilt details

I decided on a moderately weathered aircraft beginning with a combination of panel pre-shading and random highlights of yellow-ochre followed by various tints and shades of olive drab and yellow-ochre mixes on dorsal surfaces. Three mixes of neutral gray and white were applied to ventral surfaces. Additional weathering was performed with lamp black and raw umber oil filters; raw umber, white and yellow-ochre oil filters; and pastels.


Eric Hargett

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Photos and text by Eric Hargett