Easy Model 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt 62 FS/56 FG Pre-Finished Model First Look
|Date of Review||August 2015||Manufacturer||Easy Model|
|Subject||P-47D Thunderbolt 62 FS/56 FG||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||39307||Pros||Nice details, finish and markings|
|Cons||Nothing noted||MSRP (USD)||$34.98|
It has been over eight years since the last time we looked at the Easy Model line of pre-built/pre-finished models. This series is produced by the same company that also produced the Trumpeter and Hobby Boss brands of kits. Until recently, Easy Model produced its aircraft and armor subjects in 1/72 scale and its submarines in 1/700 scale. That has changed.
This 1/48th scale model comes in a well-protected package and is wired down on a clear tray inside that box. The model comes out by untwisting four wires. As you can see in these images, the model has some nice detailing molded into the surface and looks great in its bare metal finish with D-Day markings.
The subject is 'Miss Fire'/'Rozzie Geth II' flown by Captain Fredrick Christensen assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron/56th Fighter Group operating out of Boxted, UK. The aircraft is P-47D-25-RE 42-26628 marked LM-C.
Easy Model had produced the P-47D previously in 1/72 scale, and now they've released the first five subjects as their first Thunderbolts in 1/48 scale. As you can see in these images, the finish is nice and and will look nice on the desk or the shelf.
The hard-core modeler will want to acquire their favorite kit and do their own rendition of the P-47, which is exactly what this hobby is about. For those of us that don't have as much time, this is good option for getting one or more P-47 subjects on display until your inner modeler can get the bench time to do them yourself.
My sincere thanks to MRC for this review sample!