**** DONE: P-40E Leningrad Front, USSR 1943 - Aircraft in Foreign Service GB

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    #1 Nxthanos, Nov 16, 2011
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    User Name: Nxthanos
    Category: Casual 2 (**)
    Entry: P-40E, Maj. P.A. Pokryshev, Leningrad, 1943
    Kit: IDEA P-40E 1/48 scale
    Accessories: Super Scale 1:48 Sheet # 48-492


    The new project is a 1/48 P-40E in russian colors, flown by Major P.A. Pokryshev defending leningrad, 1943. This was his second P-40, replacing a P-40B he had used. This ace scored between 22 and 29 kills depending on sources and had at least 7 kills in a P-40E.

    let's look at the kit:
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    Someone started to paint the interior zinc cromate, no matter, its very thin and is easily covered.
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    the decal sheet is rather spartan as one would expect a lend lease plane to be.
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    Nice choice Chris!
     
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    Cool pick mate!
     
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    Great choice Chris, I never get tired of the P-40
     
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    Nice Chris!
     
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    Should be an interesting one Chris.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Today's update;

    Glued the wings, and had to fill a mold hole in one, and decided to use the sharpie to preshade as this is an old kit with raised panel lines.
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    next the pilot figure is painted.
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    the cockpit is spartan on the kit to say the least, so i added an instrument panel.
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    Good pick Chris and I see your up and running.
     
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    Woooo Otaki awesome ! :D I love this kit :)

    Great Work so far on it :)
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Not quite an Otaki kit, a cheap knockoff actually.

    Today's update;

    The kit supplied exhuast pipes are somewhat of a joke, happily I had spares from my last P-40 that fit perfectly.

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    The wings and fuselage are joined, lots of putty needed on this old girl.
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    There was no air vent over the engine so i made one, and added putty for the top, when it dries I'll sand it smoothe and it should look fine.
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    Wow you were not lying about the exhaust pipes, and great work on the air vent!
     
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    Looking good mate..... :thumbright:
     
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    My those kit exhausts are a joke, lucky you had some others up your sleeve.
     
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    Good progress Chris.
     
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    Pain in the butt making that intake.
     
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    good job, love those kit exhausts !!!!!
     
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    Thanks guys. The old saying goes, you get what you pay for!

    Today's update;

    Painted the bottom navy gray, and the top RAF Dark green, when all of this dries completly I will begin the camo pattern.

    The gray is model master, the green is Vallejo, which is a wonder paiont, it never streaks or causes problems.

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    The vent over the engine came out pretty well too.
     
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    pretty good mate!
     
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    Not too bad.
     
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