Revell 1:48 P-40B Tomahawk USAAC

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  1. Trebor

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    this one was fun. I had a bit of a warbird kick when I got this and got back into the kick when I started on it. I did another one previously as you may have seen which was VERY sloppy. as I look at this P-40, I can see a MAJOR improvement in my skills. The P-40B is actually the very first model I did after I moved to Centralia second would be the Revell Spitfire.

    I did a few things different here. for one, I set the dihedral just right, I applied putty to the spinner which worked out quite well for me. and this is the first model I've done using my brand spankin new airbrush, and I must say it has worked out very well for me. I have also used twine from an older kit to use for a bit of rigging.

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    Nice Job:!:

    Your Airbrushing skills looks ok to me:D
     
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    #3 otftch, Aug 12, 2010
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    Good job. Looks great. Next time pull the twine through some beeswax and the fuzz will go away.(an old ship builder's trick)
    Ed
     
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    Not bad Rob. Looking nice. :D
     
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    Nice work Rob!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Cool rob! really looks great!
     
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    Turned out great Rob! I love those early P-40s
     
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    #9 Trebor, Aug 12, 2010
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    oh wow! where can I find that?

    and thanks a bunch, you guys! :D
     
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    She came out nice!
     
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    Nice work 8)
     
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    Nice work Rob, it looks the biz ! Instead of having to wax the thread, use 'invisible' mending thread - it's a fine, nylon thread,a bit like fine fishing line, which can be painted if required, and is great for the aerial wires, or for rigging bi-planes.
     
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    where can I find it?
     
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    Anywhere that sells sewing stuff. Or you can use stretched sprue of course.
     
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    yea, I used stretched sprue for a while. i guess i had to experiment with this
     
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    Nice work indeed Rob!
     
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    Glad to see u got an airbrush Rob, u can tell the difference man, she came out great...
     
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    That baby sparkles. Good job painting. Wish mine looked that clean. :thumbup:
     
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    looks great Rob
     
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    haha thanks a bunch, guys!
     
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