Big and Deadly Jugs
P-47N Decals in
S u m m a r y
Number and Description:
32-156 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 continue their
coverage of the Republic P-47N Thunderbolt with sheet 32-156.
This time, markings are
provided for 44-88313 – 'Shell Pusher' of the 463rd
Fighter Squadron, 507th Fighter Group when it was based on
Le-Shima Island in 1945.
is in overall natural metal finish with an olive drab anti-glare panel
on the top of the fuselage. It bears the 507th's
Group's yellow empennage and wing bands and, to signify that it
belongs to the 463rd Fighter Squadron, blue triangles on
the fin and the upper surface of the horizontal stabilizer.
supplied markings comprise:
Nose art consisting
of the name 'Shell Pusher' in black and yellow with the
profile of a bullet (in black).
A yellow rectangle
with the pilot's and crew chief's names in black.
plane-in-squadron number for the fuselage.
The fuselage ones are supplied in three parts to enable you to apply
them over open cooling doors.
The blue squadron ID
triangles for the fin and rudder as well as the horizontal
The yellow Group ID
bands for the wings (top and bottom).
A data block that
exhibits the correct serial number.
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 a colour left hand side profile 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 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 (there are two
sheets) and the placement guide are packed in a clear plastic zip-loc
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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