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Big and Deadly Jugs
P-47N Decals in 1/32 Scale


CAM Decals


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description:

32-137 Big and Deadly Jugs

Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: Decal sheet plus small supplementary sheet; instruction sheet with a colour cardboard header
Price: USD$10.00
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Impressive markings; sharply printed; perfect register; minimum of decal film; high quality instructions
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

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CAM Decals sheet 32-137 provides markings for P-47N 44-88074 - Lieutenant Oscar Perdomo's 'Lil Meaties Meat Chopper' when it was based on Le-Shima in 1945.

The aircraft is in overall natural metal finish with an olive drab anti-glare panel on the forward fuselage. It has a yellow empennage and wing bands to signify that it belongs to the 507th Fighter Group and a diagonal blue stripe on the fin and rudder to identify it as a 464th Fighter Squadron aircraft.

The supplied markings consist of:

  • Nose art consisting of the name 'Lil Meaties Meat Chopper' with a diaper-clad, bowler hatted, cigar smoking, and gun-toting baby.

  • A black rectangle with the pilot's and crew chief's names in white.

  • A scoreboard consisting of five red and white Japanese rising sun flags and seven black bombs.

  • A yellow disc (perhaps it is unfinished nose art of some form).

  • Black 146 plane-in-squadron number for the fuselage with a smaller pair for the main gear doors.

  • National insignia. The fuselage ones are supplied in three parts to enable you to apply them over open cooling doors.

  • The blue squadron ID stripes for the fin and rudder.

  • The yellow Group ID bands for the wings (top and bottom).

  • A black spiral for the propeller boss.

A reasonably complete set of stencil data is also provided and the red 'no-step' areas on the inboard edges of the flaps are also included as decals.

The placement guide is A-4 in size. It carries black and white left and right hand side profiles as well as a plan view of the upper surfaces. Also shown are scrap views of the under surfaces of the wings as well as the main gear doors. The cardboard header shows a left hand profile, this time in colour.

The decals have been printed by Microscale and are well up to their high standards. Everything is in perfect register and there is an absolute minimum of carrier film surrounding each subject.

The decals, placement guide and the header card are all packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag.

If you want to build a 1/32 scale P-47N the only one currently available is the Rutman Full resin kit that features metal landing gear ,photo etched parts, engraved detail, hollow cast wings and fuselage.   The Rutman website is here: http://www.jrutman.freeola.com/page1.htm 

The Large Scale Planes website features a review of the kit here: http://www.largescaleplanes.com/reviews/JerryRutman/p47n/p47n.htm and if you need some inspiration have a look at the kit that Rick Bellanger built here: http://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/RickBellanger/P-47N/P-47N.htm


CAM Decals are available online from their website at http://www.camdecals.com and from Brookhurst Hobbies

CAM Decals 59 page 2002 color catalog of decals and resin parts is also
now available through the CAM Decals website

Review Copyright 2003 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 10 October, 2003
Last updated 09 October, 2003

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