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Button Nose/I Wanted Wings

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Jean-Luc Formery's "Button Nose" build was one of the earliest to use the original SIG thread to source information.It depicts P-47D Razorback 42-26298. Coded LM-A(bar) this 56th Fighter Group aircraft was the personal mount of Lt Albert Knafelz. Kits used (all 1/48 scale): - Tamiya P-47D Razorback (ref.61086) - Tamiya P-47D Bubbletop "propeller action" (for the spinning prop) (ref.61510) - Tamiya U.S. 6X6 Cargo Truck (ref.3254 - Gaso-line GMC Fuel Truck conversion set (ref.48051) - Monogram and ICM figures - Tamiya WWII U.S. Infantry at Rest (figures and Jeep) (ref.32552) - Mark58 Display base (350 mm diameter) - Aeromaster decals "The Wolf Pack Pt.III" (ref.48659). Thanks to Jean-Luc and also to Tamiya France for allowing us to use the photos in this feature.
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About the Author

About Jean-Luc Formery (TedMamere)

I'm mainly interested in WW2 aircraft and I build them in 1/48 scale.


Aeroscales P-47 Special Interest Group is proud to present Jean Luc Formerys build which featured in the March/April 2008 edition of Tamiya France Magazine Link to Item If you have comments or questions please post them here. Thanks!
DEC 12, 2008 - 07:27 AM
Brilliant work, Jean Luc! From the ropes on the chocks to the chips on the cowl well done.
DEC 12, 2008 - 12:31 PM
I agree very well done. its a great job and the vehicles just add a great touch and the turning prop is icing. Kelly
DEC 12, 2008 - 02:12 PM
Very Nice Jean-Luc!!! Ich finde zwar, das einem die P-47 Manie hier ziemlich auf den Geist gehen kann, aber wenn sowas dabei heraus komm, ist es o.k. TMMI hmm ... damit hast du ja wieder für eine Weile deinen Tamiya Bausatz Bedarf gedeckt alles Gute Steffen
DEC 12, 2008 - 08:01 PM
Absolutely stunning Jean Luc. Especially the spinning prop. It really brings the whole scene to life.. Paul
DEC 12, 2008 - 09:09 PM
Hi Jean-Luc Fantastic stuff, as ever! Really inspirational! All the best Rowan
DEC 14, 2008 - 01:43 AM
Hi all, Thanks for the kind words... Steffen, es handelt sich um Tamiya "France" nicht "International". Aber ansonsten hast du wohl recht. Jean-Luc
DEC 16, 2008 - 05:34 PM
Jean-Luc, I was looking at the pic's in this feature last night and my wife was looking over my shoulder at them. She said " Wow, I didn't realize they had color film way back then". She thought she was looking at photos of real WWII Thunderbolts. Quite a complement considering every time I show her one of my finished models she says "Keep trying honey, their starting to look better". Great dio, and beautiful P-47! Hermon
DEC 17, 2008 - 08:06 AM
VERY COOL! Outstanding job, Wingman out.
DEC 26, 2008 - 09:26 AM
Hi Hermon and Michael, Thanks for the kind words... Jean-Luc
DEC 27, 2008 - 09:53 PM