Scale Aviator International Magazine Issue 3 | Page 50
hA real close up of the rivet detail and the nomenclature markings. The markings are all
hand painted by me. The red outlinearound the
national insignias was difficult and the Army Air
Corp droppd that bit of design later on.
iThis a shot of the artwork drawn up by my
buddy Bill Peletier. Bill used old black and white
photographs to replicate the artwork of the Deacon to the size we needed for the big 1/4 scale
cowl. I was very impressed as to how he applied
the drawing to the finished look on the cowl.
hThe markings are almost complete with the
exception of the yellow markings on the vertical
stab. Again, the markings are all hand painted
iBill holding the artwork for the cowl work. The
lower photo is one of the ones Bill used for the
drawing of the Deacon.
Below right is the finisahed cowl and what a
great job too. The cowl size in reference to Bill
again gives you an idea of the size of this P-47.
The B&W photo is of the pilot Howard Hively.