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P-47C Cowling &
Early P-47D Cowl Flaps
For the Tamiya P-47

Loon Models No Cut Conversions


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description:

P-47 C Cowling - LO 48206; Early P-47 D Cowl Flaps – LO 48207

Scale: 1/48
Price: LO 48206 USD$7.50; LO48207 USD$5.00
Review Type: FirstLook
Media and Contents: Cream colored resin
Advantages: No cutting require, drop in replacements for the kit parts. Beautiful and delicately engraved panel lines
Disadvantages: None
Recommendation: Highly recommended to anyone who wants to back date the Tamiya P-47


Reviewed by Steven "Modeldad" Eisenman

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There is a new resin “kid on the block”; LOON MODELS, the in-house resin cottage industry of Roll Models. It appears that the first efforts are a success. Especially, as these new resin pieces are specifically for the great Tamiya P-47 D Thunderbolt.

The parts are designed to simply replace the kit parts. No cutting of the kit or the resin is required. The best part is that there are no molding block! There is nothing more than what would be a sprue attachment point on the bottom of the cowl and on the opening at the bottom of the early P-47 D cowl flaps. The resin is very thin and the delicate panel lines duplicated the panel lines of the kit; no mismatch!


The P-47C cowl (LO 48206) comes with both open and closed cowl flaps. The instruction discuss the issue of the C model, and note that the C-5 was the only C model that may have had the conversion to the bulged keel done in the field. They note you should check your references carefully depending on the aircraft you model, so you can use the Tamiya kit unaltered.

The cowl flaps for the early P-47D (LO 48207) have the squared bottom flap and are molded open. The instructions also note that some early Ds had the straight keel; so once again references should be checked.

I highly recommend these sets to anyone who want to get the most out of the Tamiya P-47.

LOON MODELS resin parts can be ordered from Roll Models: http://www.rollmodels.com/


Thanks to Roll Models for the review samples

Review Copyright © 2003 by Steven Eisenman
Page Created 29 October, 2003
Last updated 29 October, 2003

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