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Title: 324th FG/315th FS P-40F...done!!
Post by: Mark Joyce on August 14, 2012, 12:17:45 PM
Slowly working on an AMtech P-40F in the markings of "Ping-Pang," flown by 1LT Richard Conly of the 315th FS/324th FG.  The name and code letter/numbers were airbrushed, using custom-made Gator's Masks by Kenny Loup.  This is the first time I've used Kenny's masks and I'm sold; they worked flawlessly.  

On a side note, Mr. Conly told me a couple years back that he chose the name for his P-40 for the sound the engine made... :D
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f53/MarkJoyce/Ping-Pang.jpg)


Title: Re: 324th FG/315th FS P-40F...In Progress
Post by: Jim on August 15, 2012, 08:17:20 AM
Another excellent build in progress.

Flawless joint lines too and those masks have indeed worked out very well. 8)

He must have had a bad mis fire in his engine to call it Ping Pang. :D

If I can find the patience I really must try to build myself a nice P40, the diecast P40s have sadly dried up now, I think I have all of them so it looks like the only way forward is to get back into kit building.

I just wonder whether my old eyes and shaking hands are up to the task.


Title: Re: 324th FG/315th FS P-40F...In Progress
Post by: Vince_M on August 17, 2012, 05:09:59 AM
very clean build so far.
Please keep us posted!


Title: Re: 324th FG/315th FS P-40F...decals on
Post by: Mark Joyce on August 21, 2012, 09:09:35 AM
Thanks Vince!  Here she is with decals from the spares box.  I'm still trying to find the correct decal for Conly's victory, which was the Italian national insignia for the Macchi he shot down, but so far I've been unable to locate one.  I might just have to go with the Swastika victory marking, which was much more commonly used.  I have loads of those decals.
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f53/MarkJoyce/Ping-Pangwithdecals-1.jpg)


Title: Re: 324th FG/315th FS P-40F...decals on
Post by: P-40 Admin on August 27, 2012, 10:03:52 AM
Those are some really nice markings, something different from what you normally see which is always nice to see.
 
I am working up reviews for Sky Models Decals P-40 decals in both 1/72 & 1/48, a huge amount of markings on each sheet for a good price!


Title: Re: 324th FG/315th FS P-40F...done!!
Post by: Mark Joyce on December 25, 2012, 08:25:35 AM
My aim was to complete this build before the end of the year...fortunately the world didn't end last Friday as the Mayans predicted, otherwise I would have been out of luck!

Per Carl Molesworth's book, "P-40 Warhawk Aces of the MTO," the hubcaps were yellow and had beer steins painted on them.  Absent any photographs, I used a little imagination with my design.
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f53/MarkJoyce/Conly1P-40F_zps1f790a24.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f53/MarkJoyce/ConlyP-40F_zps1cf847bc.jpg)


Title: Re: 324th FG/315th FS P-40F...done!!
Post by: P-40 Admin on December 27, 2012, 03:28:43 PM
Very nicely done!  Those are the most unique wheel covers I have seen.