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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:

32-156 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 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. 

Shell Pusher' 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.

The 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.

  • Black 107 plane-in-squadron number for the fuselage.

  • National insignia.  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 stabilizer.

  • 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 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 2004 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 05 January, 2004
Last updated 05 January, 2004

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