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1  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: P-40E Texas Longhorn (Lt John Landers) THE END..... on: November 25, 2011, 04:20:27 AM
Outstanding work!  The weathering is very nicely done.  It looks like you did a masterful job of putting the kit together well so there's no evidence of all those plugs and inserts that come with the kit.

Regards,

Mark

Mark, thank you very much for your kind words!

My model was awarded the past weekend with a silver medal, at an all country contest/exhibition hosted by http://www.helmo.gr/

I m posting some photos, from a better camera, since there where some minor adjustments/modifications on the model since my last post here!




Thank you all for your kind hospitality at your wonderful forum!
2  P-40 Warhawk Forums / General Discussion / Re: P40, help with book selections. on: March 27, 2011, 01:41:56 AM
Here are some books I have in mind :

Osprey Aircraft of the Aces #43: P-40 Warhawk Aces of the MTO

Osprey Aircraft of the Aces #35: P-40 Warhawk Aces of the CBI

Osprey Aircraft of the Aces #55: P-40 Warhawk Aces of the Pacific

Aircraft Profile 136 - The Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk I-IV

Profile Publications #35 - The Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk

AJ Press/Monografie Lotnicze 64,65,66 - Curtiss P-40 cz1,2, and 3

Squadron/Signal Publications, Walkaround No8 Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Squadron/Signal Publications, Aircraft No 26, Cutriss P-40 in Action

Histoire & Collections / Planes and Pilots Curtiss P-40 from 1939 to 1945

Ace Publication:Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Kagero Publications: P-40 Rekiny pustyni (Tomasz Szlagor) I think its in Czech Language but has some english also. Great pics!!!!

Bunrin Do Famous Airplanes of the world  013 Curtiss P-40 Warhawk-Kittyhawk (1974)

Scale Aircraft Modelling: Combat Colours No 3, The Curtiss P-36 and P-40 in USAAC/USAAF Service from 1939 to 1945 (guideline Publications)

MBI: Curtiss P-40 (Vlastimil Ehrman, Valerij Roman)

In Detail and Scale Vol 61 : Y1P-36 to P-40C

In Detail and Scale Vol 62 : P-40D to XP-40Q

Kagero Publications: Monografie Curtiss P-40 Vol 1,2

Wydawnicto Militaria Curtiss P-40 Vol 1,2 (104 and 122)

Osprey Aircam Aviation Series No 6 -  Curtis Kittyhawk Mki-Iv  In RAF-SAAF-RAAF-RNZAF-RCAF-NEIAF Service

Osprey Aircam Aviation Series No 7 Curtiss P-40D-N Warhawk in USAAF-French and Foreign Service

Kookabura Technical Publications: The P-40 Kittyhawk in Service (Geoffrey Pentland)
3  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: P-40E Texas Longhorn (Lt John Landers) THE END..... on: March 27, 2011, 01:33:54 AM
Great looking model Dimitris.
It's always fun making these planes look beaten up and yours looks terrific.

Terrific looking model and so realistic!  The weathering is really top-notch, I will definitely be referring to a couple of these models when I get to mine. I will post a couple pictures of the completed model on the site when I finally get around to my next update and also link back to this thread.

Beautiful work sir, very nicely done weathering.

I have the GMP Texas Longhorn, one of the best diecast on the market, if only I had your skills I would really like to add some weathering.

Well done sir.

Thank you all for your kind words!!! I am really glad you like it!!!
4  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: P-40E Texas Longhorn (Lt John Landers) THE END..... on: November 22, 2010, 02:52:56 AM
I am back safe, so it was time to deal with some unfinished bussines... Here are the photos that I promised to you! I ll have some better in day light tomorrow...I hope you like it!











5  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: P-40E Texas Longhorn (Lt John Landers) painting question!!!! on: January 26, 2010, 02:49:35 AM
Thanks for the write up on how you do your painting.  Whenever you do your next model, whatever it is, when you get to this stage, could you post a couple pictures of the different stages you use in your painting, I think that would be a big help as your final results are really good!

I am soon getting deployed in Afghanistan, so it would be difficult for me to continue modelling...I promise though that I ll be delighted to post my next construction here, whenever that would be....

Your results are spectacular!

One thing I'm trying to figure out is how to make the decals look faded too.
Do you overspray with gray while they are off the model?

Thank you for your kind words Vince! I ve used pastels in different shades to fade them out....Lighter shades of blue till grey...

hi Jim,
As I told U, the guys here are very helpful. I'm glad you managed to get your info about your P40.

Keep listening to them.

The model is Really awesome!

Alex.

Thanx Alex! Your help was pretty helpfull too, as well as your instruction to communicate with this forum...
6  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: P-40E Texas Longhorn (Lt John Landers) painting question!!!! on: January 19, 2010, 06:24:35 PM
That's really nice!  The shading and weathering is nice and subtle which really adds to the realism!

Thanks mate! I m glad you like it...

Fabulous build!  It definitely has that used and weather-beaten look.  What type and color pastels do you use for the weathering?

Mark

I hope I wont get boring, but I ll explain the whole proccess....I applied a grey cote and then procceeded to pre shading, with black colour to the upper surfaces, ''filling'' the panels with yellow and white, and dark grey to the underside surfaces, filling the panels in white.

I applied the scheme colours lightened with yellow and small drops of white for both US Brown and Dark Green, and white for the Neutral Grey...Post shading took place with 3-4 lightened shades of the basic colours...

Then i followed the usual method------>gloss cote----->decals----->wash (black and burnt sienna of winsor and newton)

The model was then coated in matt varnish and i used reeves soft pastels to recreate exhaust and gun stains, as well as shading some panels and decals....I made some chipping with interior green (these birds were coated in that colour first) and silver using a toothpick!

I am really happy that you liked this effort Mark, and I ll be back soon with the finished model!

Kind regards,

Dimitris
7  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: P-40E Texas Longhorn (Lt John Landers) painting question!!!! on: January 19, 2010, 04:43:15 AM
A couple of shots just before the end....




8  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: P-40E Texas Longhorn (Lt John Landers) painting question!!!! on: January 16, 2010, 08:14:43 AM
Thank you both for the kind and immediate reply....I ve decided to follow the known steps, and not try to be a detective while ''Texas Longhorn'' is a debateable issue! So I  proceeded, painting a ''Flying Tigers'' bird! Its the most ''worn'' scheme on models, but yet the most impressive...I am posting some photos from the beggining of the construction till now! I have to mention that I used Eduard's Big ED set #3271!










There are some marks from the bluetack masking that is already fixed, but I have no photos yet...I used Lifecolors US Brown and Dark Green for The upper surfaces, and Neutral Grey  for the underside. Pre-Shading an Post- Shading techniques were used!

I m currently applying the decals, a wash will follow as well as a dry pastel weathering! I ll post the progress as soon as possible! I really hope you like my effort on that bird...

Have a nice day!!!
9  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / P-40E Texas Longhorn (Lt John Landers) THE END..... on: January 13, 2010, 08:57:21 PM
Greetings from Greece!

I came up to your wonderfull site for this spectacular warbird, after I had a communication with Alex Kontiveis! I am reccently building Hasegawas 1/32, P-40E , and I have chosen to paint it in Lt's John Landers markings... This bird had flownin New Guinea under 9th FS/49th FG....

I have a question for the painting of the undersurfaces...Hasegawa suggests Azzure Blue! Is that correct, or is it neutral grey?Huh??

Thank you in advance for any reply!!!
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