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Osprey Modelling Series No.11
Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt

by Brett Green


P-47M Thunderbolt
Converted from Hasegawa's 1/48 scale P-47D-30/40 kit by Brett Green, painted by Chris Wauchop


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Publisher and Catalogue Details: Osprey Modelling 11: Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt by Brett Green
ISBN: 1841767956
Media and Contents: Soft cover, 80 pages plus P-47 color camouflage guide.
Price: USD$17.95 or GB£12.99 online from Osprey Publishing


Osprey's "Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt" will be available online from Squadron.com




"Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt" by Brett Green is now available from Osprey Publishing. This new book in the Osprey Modelling series includes coverage of seven 1/48 scale P-47 kits being built, including conversions to a P-47C and P-47M, with a special emphasis on Tamiya's superb new Thunderbolts.


Free 1/72 scale Supplement

Osprey Publishing is also offering a free downloadable supplement, "Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt in 1/72 scale", to accompany the book. You can download this free 21 page illustrated supplement right now from Osprey Publishing's website.


P-47D Thunderbolt
Tamiya's 1/72 scale kit by Brett Green


The supplement includes an analysis of existing 1/72 scale kits, a list of accessories and decals, plus a full construction feature on Tamiya's 1/72 scale P-47D Thunderbolt.

Click here to go to the download page for
"Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt in 1/72 scale"


About the Book - Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt

The P-47 Thunderbolt, affectionately nicknamed the ‘Jug’, was one of the most famous fighter aircraft of World War II. Used as both a high-altitude escort fighter and a low-level fighter-bomber, it quickly gained a reputation for being tough and resilient.

Several air forces operated the Jug, and it sported a wide range of camouflage schemes, finishes and markings, including stunning nose art.


P-47D Thunderbolt
Tamiya's 1/48 scale kit by Steve Palffy


Modellers have been well served with Thunderbolt kits over the years, right up to the latest highly accurate releases.

This book takes a step-by-step approach to modelling a wide variety of P-47 types in 1/48 scale, from ‘Razorbacks’ in USAAF colours to RAF T-bolts in the Far East. It provides advice on conversions (including a Bubbletop to a P-47M), adding aftermarket items, detailing, and ways to achieve top quality weathering and finishes.




  • Introduction
  • Modelling the P-47 in 1/48 scale
  • Building a P-47C in 1/48 scale
  • Tamiya’s P-47D Thunderbolts (1/48 scale)
  • Academy’s 1/48-scale P-47D as a Thunderbolt Mk.II
  • 'Hot Rod Jug': converting Hasegawa’s 1/48-scale Bubbletop to a P-47M
  • Pacific heavyweight: ProModeler’s 1/48-scale P-47N
  • Further reading, media and websites
  • Index
  • Colour reference chart

Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt may be purchased online from Osprey Publishing,
or through book retailers worldwide

Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt
Osprey Modelling 11

Author: Brett Green
US Price:
UK Price: £12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 July 25, 2004
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841767956
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