Curtis XP-37

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  1. otftch

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    Here's a neat little Pre-war Curtiss XP-37. Precurser to the P-40 with supercharger but absolutely no ground view from the cockpit. It seems to have had good peformance but had some tricky handling problems. This is a resin kit from Alliance models in 1/72 scale. A lot of work but worth the results.
     

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    Great stuff as usual.
     
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    Looks great! Excellent work!
     
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    Very nice! Kinda looks like a French ship with the cockpit set so far back.
     
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    Reminds me of the racers of the 30's David interesting subject and nice build.Cheers
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    Looks like a cross between a Lagg 3 and a Mig 1. Looks like everyone was working in the same realm at the same time, some people (Like R Mitchell) just got it right.

    BTW- Very nice job.
     
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    Beautiful job Ed! I would love to make one of those in 1/48th scale to go with my P-40s.
    My father actually worked on one of those during the war in gunnery school. He said they had one that the students used to learn to synchronize the nose guns with. I remember him saying that the gun would fire before the prop blade passed before the barrel and by the time the bullet exited the barrel the prop blade had went past.
     
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    That's neat. My dad was an airframe and powerplant mech in the Navy and he will stop at one of my models and recount things also. I've had many a story from him and it makes the model worth that much more.
    Ed

    Thank you all for your comments.
     
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    Another good one Ed. Reminds me of the pre-war racers too.
     
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    Otftch, like many of us, we should capture those offhand memories/comments and immortalize them for next generations. Yesterday you had to write a book for world dissemnation. Today, all you have to do is capture them on the "interwebs" and we can contribute to history. Very cool.
     
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    Nicely done Ed. :thumbright:
     
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    Great build: congrats
     
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    Nice one Ed

    I like the Ascender in the last photo as well, and is that a P-43 Lancer in the background :?:

    Mike
     
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    #15 otftch, Dec 5, 2010
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    Sure is. The older MPM kit in 1/72. I'd like to get another for a US bird one day. Here's a couple shots. These are from my old camera and not as crisp.
    Ed
     

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    Nice one Ed
    You must have an assembly line going with all these completed kits :lol:
    I have a Vac u form kit somewhere of the P-43 that's what caught my eye, the RAAF used some so I bought it to add to my collection, I'll have to dig it out and have a go :D
    Thanks for posting the pics

    Cheers
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    I always have twelve to fifteen going at once.That way , Whatever stage I feel like doing, painting,decals,sanding, etc, I can. It also helps to be retired.
    Ed
     
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    Excellent work sir and very interesting model. I had not ever seen one before. Very nice!:thumbright: :cool:
     
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