Trumpeter 1/72 P-40B AVG 2nd Squadron

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  1. Andy70

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    Finally finished! Thanks for following the build in the start to finish section!

    I wasn't terribly thrilled with the canopy, but other than that, I'm pretty happy with the fit and quality of this kit.

    Any comments or crticisms welcome!

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    Thanks for looking!

    Andy
     
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    Nice job. Nice to see one from the Panda Bear squadron. Most builds are from Hell's Angels.
    Ed
     
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    Fantastic job!! This is one to be proud of.
     
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    Looks pretty good hand brush painted?.
     
  6. Andy70

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    Thanks guys. No, Tim, it is airbrushed. I masked it with "sticky tack" and masking tape to make the hard demarcation lines that my research said that these birds had. I tried to do a little post shading, which made the paint darker at the edge of the sections. I did hand paint the canopy, though. One of these days I'm going to tackle trying to mask and airbrush those things, too.
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    Andy, that's a really nice job, beautiful!
     
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    Very, very nice! Love the weathering! How did you do the rigging? It's great.
     
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    Thanks so much, guys! Bruce, the rigging is stretched sprue. I had to try several times to get such a thin piece. I took a piece of the streched sprue and super-glued it in the middle of the piece to the locator on the tail...

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    then carefully streched it, and held it in a small puddle of super glue on each wing. After cutting off the excess sprue, I cut a very tiny piece of styrene and put it on top of the end of the sprue on each wing to simulate an attachment point.

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    It took me two or three times of attempting this to get it right, and I still broke one of the pieces and had to redo the whole thing after that. After it was all set, I lightly brush painted it with Testors aluminum metallizer. The ariel between the tail and the top of the fuselage was done in a similar fashion, but was much easier.

    Thanks again!!! :)
     
  11. Andy70

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    Thanks, Ed. I thought I'd try something out of the ordinary since there were so many markings available on the Sky decal sheet I bought. Besides, my family and I had just seen Kung Fu Panda 2 when I was about to decal it, so I was a little inspired by that. :D
     
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    Great technique! I'm going to try that next time. Thanks!
     
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    Super job, Andy. Great techinques.

    Mark
     
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    Another very nice piece of work Andy.

    I love the detail you put into your kits!
     
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    Thanks for all the kind words, guys!
     
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