**** DONE: 1/48 Kittyhawk IV "Cleopatra III" - Aircraft in Foreign Service WWII

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  1. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

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    #1 Crimea_River, Nov 28, 2013
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    Username: Crimea River
    First name: Andy
    Category: Judge – Non competing
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Hasegawa
    Model Type: Kittyhawk IV
    Aftermarket addons: Eduard PE, the inevitable scratch built crap, etc....

    At the risk of entering yet another P-40 in this build, I did clear this with the other builders by offering to do a Hellcat instead but the P-40 won out on the votes so here it is. I will depict the P-40N/Kittyhawk IV flown by S/L Geoff Atherton of 80 Squadron RAAF. This model will utilize the kit and decals from the Hasegawa kit depicting this aircraft:

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    Lots of pictures of this aircraft exist. I'll post those that I collected below and tip my hat to some members here who may have posted these and from whom I copied them.


    1_02.jpg 80sqnRAAF3.jpg 80sqnRAAF10.jpg 80sqnRAAF11.jpg clip_image024.jpg Curtiss-P-40N-Kittyhawk-RAAF-80sqn-BU-B-A29-629-Png-1944-03.jpg ScannedImage-27.jpg 19feljc_36es_l.jpg

    Although I've read the kind assistance offered to Igor (Imalko) on his excellent build of this same subject in 1/72 scale, I will welcome any and all feedback on this build as I'm not at all familiar with RAAF subjects. I'll start this build shortly after I finish Fireball.
     
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    Nice one Andy.
     
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    Wow, lots of photos of this aircraft and lots of weathering.:twisted:

    Geo
     
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    Why do they do that???????

    The stroke width is the same for all three code letters, both the "B" aicraft and the "U".
    Also the bottom of the "U" is not a full rdius, it's bluddy flat, just like my little bum!

    What do the deckles look like?
     
  6. Crimea_River

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    I agree that the profile is not a good one Bill. However, the rear single B is definitely bigger in the pics. The U does look flat on the bottom, however the decal U's are rounded.

    This profile is a tad better.

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    Good one Andy. I think there is at least a hint of a curve to the 'U', with the angle of the photo - and the workmanship of the painter - making it look 'flatter' than it actually is.
     
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    Coolness Andy. No model collection is complete without a RAAF P-40! :)
     
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    So you went for the Kitty in the end, good on'ya mate.
     
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    Well chosen Andy - can't get much better than an RAAF P-40.

    Here, you missed one!

    Cheers

    Peter
     

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    Ah, very cool Peter, thanks! Very good detail of the painted out star and bars on the bottom wing.

    Hasegawa's decal placement instructions are pretty muffed up for the starboard side:

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    Congrats on choosing the P-40!
    I have always believed that no aircraft embodied "Hands across the Sea" better than the versatile and venerable P-40 series!
     
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    And it's my third model in a row that's not German. I'm suffering RLM withdrawal.
     
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    Good one mate....
     
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    Great choice Andy. Looking forward to see your work on this one.
     
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    So am I! 16 posts and I haven't started yet!
     
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    So………………………………………………………….get cracking!

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    Well, I had some excess Alclad in my airbrush from my Fireball build so I squirted it on the P-40 struts. Does that count?
     
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    Where's the progress pics then!

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