I have a friend near here who loves my builds, I don't know why, maybe hes daft, but he does and he asked me to build him a P-40 so I chose this one I got from the vendors at the last show I went to. So far it seems right nice and I am happy with the results so far. I have my modeling sprites to keep me company and offer their help anytime Pawpaw needs it. So far I assembled the engine to just before the exhaust stubs and the engine mount and hoses. I am really trying to make this a superb kit for this guy as now I have a reputation. I used RLM 76 on this as it is the closest match to the color pics I have seen lately and with a little wash it will look a bit more realistic on the other end of the scale. I plan to leave the hood and gun covers off on this one unless something happens.