**** DONE: 1/48 Curtis P-36C Hawk – From WW1 to WW2 GB

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  1. fubar57

    fubar57 Well-Known Member

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    #1 fubar57, Nov 3, 2012
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    User Name: Fubar57
    Name: George
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1/48
    Kit: Hobbycraft
    Accessories: None, but hey, it's Hobbycraft, might add tears.

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    Yes...it's another Hobbycraft. I've always liked the looks of the Hawk in the colors of Norway when they trained in "Little Norway", Canada. Then I looked at the date for the decal option and it read 1940. Crep.

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    Then I remembered I had some decals for the 27th Pursuit Squadron in experimental camouflage in 1939 that suits my "unique schemes" to a T.
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    Some images from the interwebs.

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    I have found at least three different color combinations, two with five colors and one with six which includes lavender and orange(?). I'm going with this one.

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    Geo
     
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    Nice one Geo! Extremely unusual scheme too - should be interesting to paint!!!!
     
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    Wow! What a corker, going to love watching this one.
     
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    Sounds good, although I would not bake it at 400.
     
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    That looks like it's going to be fun...:D
     
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    It's a Hobbycraft Paul, we'll see how the test fits go first. :p

    Geo
     
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    now that is a paint job Geo, good luck
     
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    Very cool George! I love the wild camo they used at the 39' air races. I did one of my P-36s in the scheme of the squadron commander's plane a wile ago.

    Here are some links to a series of very useful detail shots of the Hawk they have at Duxford. I used them quite a bit wile building my Hawk 75 for the foreign service build.
    Curtis Hawk 75 Part 1
    Curtis Hawk 75 Part 2 Cockpit Interior
    Curtis Hawk 75 Part 3 Engine
    Curtis Hawk 75 Part 4 Undercarridge
    Curtis Hawk 75 Part 5 Underside
    Curtis Hawk 75 Assembly First Flight
     
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    Thanks guys and many thanks for posting the great links Glenn. I found that site a couple of days ago, forgot to bookmark it and have been going crazy since. On another forum I read that if the aircraft was in NMF, then the interior was not painted interior green. As this aircraft had a temporary paint job, that's the way I'm going. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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    As far as I know all Air Corps P-36s had a bare aluminum finish in the cockpit. I have book at home with cockpit interior shots of the one at the Air Force Museum. I'll try to find it tonight and scan it. That aircraft's interior is not complete but you can still see the colors.
     
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    Whilst waiting for my current problem with the A-4 resolves itself(Gad, I hate white paint), I will carry on with this. I noticed on some reference photos didn't mold a bar across the top of the seat frame so I made this from the spare pitot tube. The seat belt look like the attach to this bar. (Sorry for the lighting but we are experiencing freezing rain for the day, very nasty stuff, this is.)

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    Detail of the fuselage halves...good enough for me.

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    Glue at a 103° angle...nailed it for the first time ever.

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    Waiting for the first coat to dry on the halves and for the cockpit floor to dry. More later today.

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    Waiting for the second coat to dry and I found another picture.(From the book Combat Colours-Scale Aircraft Modelling-Guideline Publications) So, this will be the fourth color combination. :shock: Imma stickin' with my chosen subject.

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    Geo
     
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    Love it :D
     
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    Nice start Geo.
     
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    That's gonna look cool.
     
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    Beautiful plane nice, nice.
     
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    Here's those interior pictures of the P-36 at the AFM
     

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    #19 fubar57, Nov 4, 2012
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    Thanks all and again, thanks Glenn for the photos. I used two different shades in the cockpit and dry-brushed some interior green on the rudder pedals though it's kind of hard to see in the photos. I also tried to add dials on the I.P. for the first time by using semi-gloss black over white. Not accurate or pretty but good enough when everything is sealed up. Citadel Mud for the wash, a little heavy perhaps. The seat is waiting for belts before it gets glued in.

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    Geo

    EDIT: In T Bolts photo, is the lever on the left side of the seat attached to the seat. If so, I could make that. I'll await an answer,yes/no/maybe/I don't know before I do.
     
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    Looking real good George. That lever is mounted on the sidewall as you can see at the bottom left of this picture
     

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