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1  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: Another 85th FS/79th FG P-40F started, 1/72 Special Hobby on: November 09, 2023, 02:51:16 AM
Nice job!  Great looking Warhawk.
2  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: Parrot Head - no not about Jimmy Buffet on: October 16, 2023, 02:21:22 AM
Improved the kit's gun sight.
UV cure glue was used to attach a new and thinner glass part I cut.
Also UV glue used to make the clear "lens" bubble.  UV glue is coming in very handy!

3  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: Parrot Head - no not about Jimmy Buffet on: October 02, 2023, 01:08:21 AM
Slow but sure progress.

The Eduard Brassin wheels are a sight to see.  Gorgeous product.
But I was worried about cleaning up the hub spokes.
Fortunately, my Dremel and I found a way:



4  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: Parrot Head - no not about Jimmy Buffet on: September 17, 2023, 07:28:33 AM
Prop is painted.  Just needs some weathering.
5  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: Parrot Head - no not about Jimmy Buffet on: September 08, 2023, 02:36:57 AM
I look with great envy at your P-40

... but I'm coming back to you soon, my dears, Eduard has announced a series of new P-40s in 1/48 scale !!

That is great news!  Perhaps we will have an accurate Merlin P-40F/L in that scale!

I do believe the Hasegawa P-40s are very good in that scale...but they are already approaching 20 years old.
Time for Eduard to work their magic!
6  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: Parrot Head - no not about Jimmy Buffet on: August 28, 2023, 12:00:16 AM
I took a few hours to "correct" the prop.
It was the older narrow chord version used on the P-40E.
I suppose when Hasegawa put out later marks, they just didn't redo the prop.
Apoxie, superglue, and perfect plastic putty were used to make it a wide chord prop.
There was a product available from Grey Matter Figures for this wide prop.
But the product and company are defunct now.
I ordered some mold rubber so I can take an impression.  Don't want to have to do this again!



7  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: Parrot Head - no not about Jimmy Buffet on: July 26, 2023, 07:25:18 AM
Fuselage is closed up.

Added rudder cables using thin wire.
Easy and looks the part.
they pass through little holes I drilled in the back bulkhead.

8  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: 85th FS/79th FG P-40L started on: July 11, 2023, 02:29:28 AM
Looks great!
Love to see more Merlin Warhawk models getting built.
9  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40ís Today / Re: P-40 crash on: July 03, 2023, 11:31:17 PM
Sad to see a man lost his life in a P-40 after all these years...
I saw that one at "Warbird Weekend" in Atlanta in 2016.
The photos in the article are hard to see because they make you watch a 30 second ad each time...
10  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: Parrot Head - no not about Jimmy Buffet on: June 19, 2023, 07:48:41 AM
Getting the tedious task of "riveting" over with.  Hasegawa did rivet the plastic...but only about 5-10% of it.






11  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: Parrot Head - no not about Jimmy Buffet on: May 21, 2023, 09:28:26 AM
Little bit of progress.
The aftermarket cockpit placards are easy and really spruce it up!

12  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: Parrot Head - no not about Jimmy Buffet on: April 30, 2023, 05:22:34 AM
Painted up the bronze green parts.
Got about all of them except the canopy interiors.
Humbrol 226 is a really nice bronze green.



13  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: And another 85th FS P-40F started, this a 1/32 Hasegawa conversion on: April 20, 2023, 01:27:48 AM
Yes I can see them and they look great!
Awesome job!
May I ask what you used for your seat belts?
14  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: Parrot Head - no not about Jimmy Buffet on: April 17, 2023, 01:59:17 AM
This an actual eBay sale for a new build P-40N seat!
The kit uses the same seat and this is a great reference.  So I will weather the edges where paint rubs off as wood and not metal (except the bottom lip)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265804809857?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&mkscid=101&itemid=265804809857&targetid=1645685073248&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=9010794&poi=&campaignid=16730423415&mkgroupid=135815925780&rlsatarget=pla-1645685073248&abcId=9300841&merchantid=6296724&gclid=CjwKCAjwue6hBhBVEiwA9YTx8L4LzwEEuZy2YFeYtBxfuHCE9WDc5j53IzcbL_7C4c4QmQx5yuUXjRoCy-4QAvD_BwE
15  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: Parrot Head - no not about Jimmy Buffet on: April 16, 2023, 08:15:36 PM
Here is the photo showing the guns fairings covered with "plugs" which I have rarely if ever seen in photos.
I may model mine this way.
Does this mean the advanced training group didn't do any gunnery training?  Or could some of the birds still have their guns??
I have only found about three photos of this group.

https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/P-40/337FG/pages/Curtiss-P-40N-Warhawk-Yellow-26-43-K-pilots-with-his-parrot-head-at-Napier-Alabama-Nov-1943-01.html
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