Ta Da- Finished.. Curtiss P40B Tomahawk by Academy 1/72 scale

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  1. gijive

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    At last it's finished, and I am mildly pleased with it, considering it's the worst P40 in 1/72 out there, poor cockpit detail, cockpit cover in one piece so only closed position, just as well. No dihedral on the model unless you change it, (see thread posted last week). This is not a model to view from underneath as the wing joints show through the under carriage holes in the wings.

    Tail number is too big, no detail on rudder, wide line son canopy, which I painted too wide on the right side. Oh and rubbish guns!

    That said it's been fun looking up references and getting the colour right and the weathering as near to the original photos as possible. There is some artistic licence as I found no pics of the wings on 68 other than shown here or on other peoples models, which made getting the patterns spot on impossible, ( no good looking at the one sin the box! )the sides are fairly good though. Good practice.

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    Paints used, mainly Tamiya Acrylics with some Humbrol enamal.
    Humbrol matt varnish
    Tamiya undercoat.
     
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    I agree with you the kit is the worst kit of Academy.But you have managed to make a quite nice model.Well done.:D
     
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    Nice job, gijive! Good job on the weathering. You seem to know about P-40 models - which one would you recommend for a P-40B or C in 1/72nd scale (maybe the AML kit)? I would like to do a Soviet version, you may have seen it, it's (nearly) white overall, with the aircraft number "58". It was a P-40C.

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    Looks good!
     
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    Wurger recommended this one, but I already had the Academy one.

    CURTISS P-40B/C 'WARHAWK' 1/72

    I have only found it at this French site

    Before I get one I am doing the Monogram Curtiss P-36A
     
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    Good job on a c**p kit!
     
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    Nice going mate! :thumbleft: Had it been me and I'd have been building in 1/72 scale, it would probably been flying in warbird heaven by now..!
     
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    It came out rather nice! Well done. Glad to see you tackled the wing dihedral too. :thumbup:
     
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    Good job Chris. It looks good for what is all accounts a sh*t kit.
     
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    It's actually not that bad.
     
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    It only cost £2.51 for the kit.....I just eyed up Hasegawa 1/72 00929 Heinkel He 111H , open wallet surgary for that kit!
     
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    P-40 Recovery in Russia

    Data Decals - decals for modelers
     
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    Thank you for the info, gijive! I didn't know Trumpeter made a 1/72nd P-40. I just may have to buy it.

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    I bought the kit some time ago.There is no comparison to the Academy plastic scrap.
     
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    Nice article about the recovered P-40's, thanks. They even have a picture of my old friend, White 58. I'd forgotten the pilot had survived a Taran (ramming attack). Whatever else you can say about the P-40, they were tough. Wurger, good to hear the Trumpeter kit is a nice one.

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    When I have done a few more kits to get back into it, (this is my first for a couple of years and some 18 before that) I will buy the trumpeter one and do the model again, this one was good to experiment with the colours and weathering.
     
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