Hasegawa 1/32 Curtis P40E Warhawk

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  1. Vaughan

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    I'm at a bit of a loose end at the moment having completed the Wildcat and as I don't have anything in my stash for the next GB, I thought I'd post some images of a build which I completed back in July. It was OOB with the edition of some Eduard pre-painted seat belts. The only issue I had with the build was the separate tail section which required a lot of work to blend it in as there was no natural panel line where it was joined. All paints used were Vallejo Model Air. I hope you like them all comments welcome.
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    very nice job
     
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    Yep... nicely done.
     
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    Very nice weathering Vaughan.

    Geo
     
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    Nice one - I like the exhaust staining.
     
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    A very pretty build Vaughan. I don't see anything wrong with it. Maybe more my eyes but on the underside pic, the seam on the fuselage on the rounded section between the flaps seems a bit prominent. The only thing I might have done differently is to paint the sections between the radiator louvres in NMF as these had the louvers sliding over them. And me being me, I would have added a lot more oil streaks on the underside but these are all things that are more taste than correctness.

    My compliments on a great model sir!
     
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    Very nice.
    Ed
     
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    Yes, a great job!
    While I love the "shark mouth", it is always nice to see one without.
     
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    Very cool :D I like how "clean" she is compared to other P-40s :) came out just right and nice :D
     
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    Good work!
     
  11. Vaughan

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    Thanks Guys for the compliments, Andy I thought the same about the seam but when I looked at some reference photos during the build it does appear quite prominent.
    Vaughan
     

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    Nicely done Vaughan.
     
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    Thanks for that Vaughan. You're on top of it!
     
  14. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
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    My only comment is that any model like yours that can handle close up shots with such aplomb is a fantastic job indeed. Well done sir!!
     
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    That.... is just jaw dropping Vaughn.
     
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    Sure is. I'm amazed with the realism that the micro- shots hold up absolutely. Fantastic work that is.
     
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    Thanks again Guys for all your compliments this was my 7th build since returning to the hobby in 2010 . I think my modelling skills have definitely improved over this period of time. Belonging to forums plus tutorials on YouTube have helped. But I think you have to just keep practising and learning by your mistakes. Airbrushing was a bit hit and miss at first, I use Iawata airbrushes a .3 CR and .5 BR and have stuck to using Model Air which so far has worked out ok.
    Vaughan
     
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    Nice paint,nice weathering gave it a real nice finish Vaughn :thumbright:
     
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    Absolutely beautiful!
     
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