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Big & Deadly Jugs
P-47N Thunderbolt

CAM Decals

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description:

48-112 Big & Deadly Jugs
P-47N Thunderbolts in 1/48 Scale. Recommended kit Monogram P47N

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Decal sheet; instruction sheet with a colour cardboard header
Price: USD$9.00 from CAM Decals' website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High quality instructions; decals sharply printed and in perfect register
Disadvantages: Yellow wing stripes will be hard to match perfectly.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Mick Evans
 


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FirstLook

 

CAM Decals has released a new decal sheet for the P-47N Thunderbolt in 1/48 scale. There are two nice schemes for the Pacific Theater printed on the sheet.

There are markings for Lil' Meaties Meat Chopper from 464th FS/507th FG based at Ie Shima in 1945 and The Shell Pusher from the 463rd FS/507 FG based at Ie Shima in 1945.

Meat Chopper contains a very good rendition of a cigar-puffing baby in diapers toting a smoking tommy gun.

The header sheet is, as usual, clearly printed in colour. The black and white instruction sheet has all the necessary views of the where the decals belong on each aircraft.

The decal sheets are clearly printed and in perfect register. The colours are sharp and the decal film is very fine.

These decals will be a very good replacement for the Academy and Revell-Monogram1/48 scale P-47N. My only concern is that the yellow stripes provided for the wings will be hard to match when painting the tail planes and fin. It may be better to mask these stripes and paint them to maintain colour conformity.

The decals have been printed by Microscale, while the art work is by Kamikaze studio concepts.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Brookhurst Hobbies for the review sample.


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 Mick Evans
This Page Created on 12 June, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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