MiniArt Previews Advanced Version of 1/48th Scale P-47D-26-RE
MiniArt has previewed an advanced version of its new 1/48th scale P-47D-26-RE model kit. The advanced version includes upgraded parts and photo-etched details, making it a must-have for modelers who want to build the most accurate and detailed P-47D-26-RE possible.
The P-47D-26-RE was a variant of the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bomber that was used by the US Army Air Forces during World War II. It was powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-2800-103 engine and was armed with six .50 caliber machine guns and two 20mm cannons.
The MiniArt 1/48th scale P-47D-26-RE model kit is a highly detailed and accurate kit. It features a fully detailed cockpit, engine, and landing gear. The kit also includes a variety of optional parts, such as different propellers, exhausts, and armament.
The advanced version of the kit includes a number of upgrades, including:
- New photo-etched parts for the cockpit, engine, and landing gear
- New resin parts for the exhausts and armament
- New metal barrels for the machine guns
- New decals for a variety of P-47D-26-RE aircraft
The MiniArt 1/48th scale P-47D-26-RE advanced version model kit is a must-have for modelers who want to build the most accurate and detailed P-47D-26-RE possible.
From Modest to Complicated – MiniArt ups the trait on their P-47D
P-47D-25 RE Thunderbolt “Advanced kit”
From MiniArt Fashions
Equipment Negative: 48001
The package comprises 3 marking possible choices within the field.
Sunny portions, complete engine & weighted wheels are integrated
Photo-etch portions integrated
We first noticed the nucleus of this pristine form of one/forty eighth scale Thunderbolts of their catalogue for 2023, We have now discoverable the primary within the layout #48009 a “Basic Kit” P-47D from MiniArt. Now the “Advanced” package may be at the method.
What we noticed within the catalogue and a unclear concept of the diversities between the Modest & Complicated kits.
The second one within the form was once known as the “Advanced Kit” model of the Republic P-47D-25 RE Thunderbolt. We have now some CADs that display the diversities between the kits and the upgrades (or extra excess paintings – your selection) within the pristine model.
First up, we see that this complicated package is stacked with .50 cals, ammo and ammo disciplines…
…and those bays may also be posed opened or closed
A view from over the plane appearing the bays opened…
A more in-depth view of the gun bay.
…And closed – one or either one of direction may also be posed as your selection lets in.
The aviation surfaces at the package may also be posed. Those flaps indisposed choice beneath…
…and up within the model beneath right here.
The alternative immense consideration grabber is the R-2800 engine. This may also be proven with cowlings on or off. The engine additionally comes with a wiring harness and photo-etched portions across the firewall.
You’ll show this with out the photo-etch if you wish to have.
A wiring diagram is equipped within the instruction handbook for the harness.
This is the web page from the instruction handbook (nonetheless in procedure) of the wiring diagram.
The cockpit after all is any other focal point level of this package. Photograph-etched harness, gunsight and trait at the back of the IP is enhanced in thinner subject matter.
A view of the cockpit closed up with the PE harness…
Alike to the unsophisticated package, the ordinary hub, six and 8 spoked wheels with diamond and habitual go patterned tread. Stunning choices.
The D-25-RE omits the rate brakes, and we will see that just like the unsophisticated package the portions are supplied to near the wheel wells for those who want.
A wiring diagram for the engine, the wheel smartly is integrated within the directions.
The diagram from the instruction handbook so that you can produce your wiring for the wheel bays.
The weighted tailwheel is a constituent of this and the unsophisticated package.
The P-47D-25RE may lift a 2,500lb bomb load, and this one is equipped in 50, 100, 250 & 500lb bombs and smoke dischargers. Photograph-etch is equipped for the fins of those.
The 200 Gal flat and 150 Gal P-38 taste exterior gasoline tanks
We DO know that there are 3 marking variations integrated within the directions. Additionally, that no less than one in all them is the field artwork model. Probably the most vibrant & smartly -known Thunderbolts, that of Lieutenant Colonel Gabreski’s Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt, 42-26418, RAF Boxted, Essex, England, 1944.
A near up of the person in his mount, Lieutenant Colonel Francis S. Gabreski, commanding 61st Fighter Squadron, within the cockpit of his Republic P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt, 42-26418, 1944. The marks display 28 enemy plane destroyed.