**** DONE: Curtiss P-40M Wairarapa Wildcat FO Geoffrey Fisken Commonwealth GB

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  1. T Bolt

    T Bolt Well-Known Member

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    #1 T Bolt, Nov 1, 2010
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    Curtiss P-40M Warhawk Wairarapa Wildcat Flying Officer Geoffrey Fisken

    User name: T Bolt
    Name: Glenn
    Category: 2, Intermediate
    Kit: Eduard P-40M Warhawk Profipack
    Scale: 1/48th.
    Accessories: None. The kit comes with masks, and many resin and photo etched parts.

    This is my entry for the Commonwealth / Night Fighters Split Build I've had the kit on the shelf for years but have put off building it because all those resin and photo etched parts scared me off every time I looked into the box. This group build is the boot I needed to get me going. I probably won't do much more than research until I finish off at least a copule of my entrys from the BoB group build, but you never know.
     

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    Very nice choice Glenn, can't wait to see what you do with it.
     
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    Cool Glenn. We're off to a good start, even before the mods are ready!
     
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    hey i was gonna do that one !!!!!

    just kidding Glenn, but you know i will be copying you as i build mine inbetween bugging Ozhawk with questions about Aussie P-40's !!!!!!!
    cant wait to see your magic sprinkled on this one
     
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    Great choice Glen - p-40's rule! :lol:
     
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    Oooooooo, you gotta let us see what the kit trees and accessories look like!
     
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    Very cool Glenn!!
     
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    Got this one in my stash too...but I'm thinking of doing one in 1/32 scale....dunno why?

    Real nice kit Glenn.
     
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    Good one, and no rush. The overlap of the first month (in the GBs) is really intended to allow time for research etc.
     
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    Nice one Glenn! Look forward to seeing her done!
     
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    Here's a peek inside the box. Some nicely detailed plastic, masks, and a whole lot of resin and photo etched parts. I think I'm getting scared again. That photo etched fret has about 10 times as many PE parts as I've ever done altogether. Is there a name for the fear of using PE parts? Photoetchphobia maybe? I think I'm coming down with it.
     

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    The cure for that disease is a drug you can get called SIINGTDATC, short for "Screw it, I'm not going to do all that crap".

    A measure of sanity helps with those parts. There's many an Eduard piece I left on the fret without any guilt, even for a detail freak like me. That looks like a nice kit. Might need to get me one, scheduled to be built in 2018.
     
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    Lovely kit Glenn and you my friend are the one who will make it shine. :D:D:D
     
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    Looks like a great kit Glenn! :) I like the P-40's too, they're just cool looking. :)
     
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    Hi Glenn

    Just a couple of quick questions.

    1) On the box top art, the white ID lines
    appear to have red borders to them.

    Do the kit decals reflect that as well? Or is it just the
    box art (The ID lines should just be white)

    2 The fuselage decals, do they have the 1 inch red dot in the centre
    or blue circles?

    Thanks

    Alan
     
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    Here's scans of the decal sheets and the decal painting plan.. Should have posted it with the other stuff but forgot. Looks like the red stripes are separate.
     

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    Thanks Glenn

    It's a pity the RNZAF roundels aren't darker (they should
    be closer to Insignia blue)

    However your model should look really nice when done.

    I'm sure Geoff Fisken would be impressed though,
    as I understand it he is the only surviving pilot from 14 Squadron.

    Look forward to your build

    Regards

    Alan
     
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    i've read somewhere that the red border on the white lines was a re-action from the tape they used to mask them for painting !!!!
     
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    I have been collecting info from the internet and so far I haven't found any pictures of the actual aircraft showing any of the ID bands, only nose shots. If the red borders were from the masking tape, and did show on the actual aircraft, shouldn't they be included even though it wasn't intentional? Does any one have pictures of Wairarapa Wildcat showing the ID bands.
     
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    #20 ozhawk40, Nov 6, 2010
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    Here ya go Glenn. It's a bit fuzzy though. :( . I'd tend to say no to the red outlines, but that's me.

    Cheers

    Peter
     

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