1st PLACE INTERMEDIATE: Kittyhawk IV -Curtiss P-40N RAAF 76 Sqn G-SV A29-1140

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  1. ozhawk40

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    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: Hasegawa
    Model Type: P-40N
    Details: A29-1140 coded G-SV, 76 Squadron RAAF, flown by P Off Kevin Donald/ Sgt Milton Furze between March 1945 and June 1945.

    Accessories used: Ventura Decals, Resin Exhaust, Resin wheels and Eduard photo etch seat belts.

    Six Compulsory Photos follow:
     

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    Thats just gorgeous! :notworthy:
     
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    Wow, absolutely beautiful Pete! You did an excellent job mate :cool:
     
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    that's great! I've been watching your build-up and it's motivated me to revisit a 1/48 P40 that I put in the too hard basket after the vacuum monster made a part disappear....

    I love it!

    (And I'll post pics of mine)
     
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    Great work Pete, very well done...
     
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    Thanks guys- appreciated. Crunch, don't let that vacuum win - slay the beast and remove the part from it's entrails. :shock: :D 8)

    Cheers
     
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    Fine effort Peter...well done mate!
     
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    I really like the weathering, it seems you do know when to stop! So many don't know where that line is. It's a hazy line for me, I know that much...
     
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    #11 ozhawk40, Jul 5, 2009
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    Thanks Crunch - I didn't feel the need to go overboard - this aircraft had an operational "life" of a little over 3 months, and by 1945 were not flown daily. Maybe 2-4 flights per week (1140 flew a grand total of 3 times in the month of May 1945 as an example). The aircraft were well looked after and a lot of ground crew effort was given to the marking and finish. This is clear in period photos. Consideration was given mainly to the fading of the OD from 6 months baking in the sun. Hopefully this has come across well, with darker areas around the canopy where a tarp was placed to keep the sun from the cockpit enclosure.

    I found it interesting when taking photos. The different light conditions turned the colour of the OD from Green through to Brown, and you see that in the above photos above.


    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Very Nice Pete the other decals look like paint as well.The overall presentation looks very much the part.Cheers Kevin
     
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    Top tackle Oz, its pure beauty and I keep looking at the photos. So whats up with the dropped fuel tank?
     
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    Absolutly beautiful!
     
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    Thanks Kevin

    Decals were a bit of a pain on this one, but I'm trying to push the boundaries a bit and do stuff that I haven't tried before. Painting the roundels was surprisingly less effort than I thought it would be, and they turned out better than the decals, so I'm going to try this more in future and hopefully get to the stage of painting codes as well.

    Cheers

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    #16 ozhawk40, Jul 6, 2009
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    Thanks Maglar and Viking

    Considered showing the belly tank attached, but they swapped between fuel and bombs for each mission. Here's a photo of P-40's at dispersal, with the tanks presumably "dropped off" in readiness for the crews to attach and fill.

    Maybe I'll finish off a 500lb bomb and attach that in the future.

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    masterfull work Ozhawk, very well done mate
     
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    Fantastic job luv the stains on the fuel tank. Very nicely finished.

    FlexiBull
     
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    Beautiful work!
     
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