1/72 Airfix Curtiss P-40B Warhawk

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  1. wingnutz

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    This is my WIP for what should hopefully be done by December. This is a build for one of the more iconic allied fighter planes of WW2, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. The kit is the new mold 1/72 Airfix Curtiss Hawk 81-A-2, which just like it's latest releases, is amazingly detailed with recessed panel lines, weighted tires, thin canopy, etc.

    This will be in 20th Pursuit Squadron, Clark Air Base, USAAC of December 1941, when the Imperial Japanese Forces started their attack on the Philippine Islands and shortly the American bases in Hawaii.

    Better remembered with the shark-mouth markings in connection with the AVG (American Volunteer Group) "Flying Tigers", stationed in China during WW2, decals of which came with the kit.

    This will be a series of builds remembering that fateful start of the Pacific War in the Philippines.

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    Looks like a nice kit. Looking forward to the build.
     
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    I echo the post above. :)
     
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    Airfix has done a great job updating the old molds and models taking also expect that I can only remove the stirling but not reediccion new mold.
    agrabdable is assembling a model as you say and veramos as is, and encourage him
     
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    worked on the base design for this project...

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    a hint of Marsden matting to coincide with the timeline...
     
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    Love that matting, did you paint it or does it come like that.
     
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    Can't wait for this kit to hit the States along with its partner the Zero.
     
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    Managed to finish this build on the last minutes of 2011...

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    Will post more pics shortly...
     
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    Very cool!
     
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