Since my two 109's both are in the paint shop, I thought I needed to have something to glue together. I have had the lovely Hasegawa P-47D for some time and it was for sure that I wanted to do Dave Schilling's 'Hairless Joe'. Biggest problem was that the only places I could find the decals for the distinctive cartoon figure was on oop decal sheets, so it had been lying around for some time. I recently discovered that Peddinghouse decals did Hairless Joe too so I was back on track again.
Shortly after starting Hairless Joe I got my hands on another P-47 cheap, so I decided to do a double build. I like to get around on paint schemes with the aircrafts I build (reason I like the 109 so much) so the other one had to be NMF, but I had trouble finding one I really liked. Eventually I settled with Glenn Eagleson's skull and crossbone + eagle bird.
I prefer to work from photo's rather than decal instructions and color profiles, so here's a few of the originals
They are a couple of big buggers
First a bit of work on the cockpits. Seats are not done since I'm waiting for HGW seat belts.