Miniart 1/48 P-47D-30RA Thunderbolt (48029)

Today I am going to show you new Miniart 1/48 P-47D-30RA Thunderbolt (48029).
By the way, here you can read review with previous version in the same scale.
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Watch this video-review where I show all parts even closer.

On the first sprue you can see wing halves, cowling parts and some other minor elements. Note that "Advanced" version uses different top wing panels.

I like the fact that Miniart included all possible external equipment for this aircraft. Landing gear wheels can be used to copy weighed version.

Another great thing - nicely detailed engine. In my opinion Miniart did a great job here and assembled engine can be even displayed separately or with removed cowling.

Yes, wing mechanization is molded separately, so you can copy them in dropped position. Note that landing gear panels can be assembled in "in flight" position.

Here are the wing panels which will be used for open gun bays on your model. Separate cowling sections will be handy to expose the engine on the aircraft.

Last two frames bring fuselage halves for Thunderbolt, both are molded together with tail fin. External features look nice and deserve some careful weathering.

Unpainted PE fret will be handy for some fine features on the aircraft. Seatbelts can be copied with plastic or PE.

Clear frame is packed into separate plastic bag. Overall molding quality looks great, and you can open the canopy on your model. Masks are not included into this kit.

Decals are printed in Cartograf, so you shouldn't worry about any problems with application. Overall quality looks great and should look nice on the model. You can see all three markings on the photo below.

Assembly manual is typical for this brand. I show all pages in the video-review.

New Thunderbolt looks way better than any rivals on the market. Moreover, final result should look good even without buying separate add-ons or improvements. The only thing required from you is careful assembly and paintwork. Advanced version offers a bit more features, which might be useful for showing off in this scale. :)
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  • Nice molding quality
  • Clever parts design
  • Great decals


  • No masks or templates for clear parts

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