Big and Deadly Jugs
P-47N Decals in
S u m m a r y
Number and Description:
32-137 Big and Deadly
|Contents and Media:
||Decal sheet plus small
instruction sheet with a colour cardboard header
||Impressive markings; sharply
printed; perfect register; minimum of decal film; high quality
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:
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.
consisting of five red and white Japanese rising sun flags and seven
A yellow disc
(perhaps it is unfinished nose art of some form).
plane-in-squadron number for the fuselage with a smaller pair for
the main gear doors.
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:
The Large Scale Planes website
features a review of the kit here:
and if you need some inspiration have a look at the kit that Rick
Bellanger built here:
CAM Decals are available online
from their website at http://www.camdecals.com
CAM Decals 59 page 2002 color
catalog of decals and resin parts is also
now available through the CAM Decals website
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