**** FINISHED: 1/48 P-40N RAAF - Aircraft in Foreign Service WWII

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  1. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

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    #1 N4521U, Feb 17, 2014
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    Name: Bill
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    Entry: P-40N in RAAF.
    Kit: 1/48 Hasegawa P-40N

    Accessories; PE set, exhausts, gear doors, and decals. Probably some scratch details. Scratch? Nah, just cut the control surfaces loose this time.

    Leonard Victor Waters, Australia’s First and Only Aboriginal Fighter Pilot. The story is too lengthy, so I am posting a link to his unique story. This may go to the HARS Museum, even if it's for just a short time. His story just need to be in public view.

    Finally fini.............. I hated making it a bit dirty, It's a pain in the Royal Arse. Nevertheless here it is!

    Now keep in mind, the reference picture I worked from had overspray on the prop blades. It looks like one of my frequent screwups, but this one is legit!
     

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    Nothing wrong with this one Bill, nice and dusty looking, just what you wanted.
     
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    That looks awesome Bill, well done.
     
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    I like it! Prop over spray duly noted.
     
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    I really like it Bill. Is the rear part of the canopy supposed to be covered up?
     
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    A little more unmasking needs to be done Bill, I think, but it looks great!

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    #8 N4521U, Feb 18, 2014
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    Duh
     
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    Very nice Bill and a really interesting history of plane and pilot 8)
     
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    #10 ozhawk40, Feb 18, 2014
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    Here's Black Magic (lower pic) and another Kittyhawk (upper pic). See the transparent section behind the pilot's seat. For a time, the canopy framing was also aluminum which I understand was an effort to locate water leaks. Not sure. Anyway the canopy has clear view section behind the pilot, not just the sliding canopy section.

    Cheers

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    Nicely done!
     
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    Looks great Bill
     
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    Ha! Totally missed that. Some judge I am!
     
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    Well sh!t.
    The masks were so flat I didn't even notice they were there!
     
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    Well done Bill.
     
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    Nicely done, Bill. Just peel them masks off and call it DONE.
     
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    Bill, she really came out nice!
     
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    I appreciate all the great comments!
     
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    That's better Bill! Awesome work mate :)
     
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    I should have cleared it with the judges if it was within the rules of engagement to re-shoot and re-submit after the closing date.
     
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