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1  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: 1:48 Mauve P-40N "Lope's Hope" on: August 16, 2017, 12:24:56 AM
Actually the Krylon holds up well to some light handling.
Over time it loses its luster but most models are not handled that much.

I ruined my silver blades...

I had a very old can of Testors yellow that I sprayed on the tips of each blade.
It reacted badly with the silver and I had to strip those parts.

I'll present a photo soon showing the completed prop/spinner unit.
It should be done soon I hope.
2  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: 1:48 Mauve P-40N "Lope's Hope" on: July 31, 2017, 03:52:14 AM
I need to add a receiving tube for my prop/brass rod set up.


First temporarily join spinner to one fuselage half like so:




Then use a bit of nylon thread to ensure perfect left/right alignment of tube:



Now, I have gently laid some bits of sprue on the "ass" end of the tube.  They have been set with gap filling superglue and I had to dab, gently, some accelerator:




Here I have slopped on some 30 minute clear epoxy.  Note I have added a peg to the front end of the tube but it is only glued to the fuselage at this time and NOT the tube.

I'll explain why later:



Here is a view of the epoxy setting up.  Five minute epoxy would have been better.


3  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40ís Today / Russian Kittyhawk recovered off Crimea on: June 08, 2017, 02:21:33 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4480172/WWII-fighter-plane-pulled-Kerch-Straight.html

https://www.rt.com/news/387359-wwii-fighter-plane-drone/

http://www.most.life/novosti/novosti/stroiteli-krymskogo-mosta-pomogli-podnyat-so-dna-samolet-vremen-velikoj-otechestvennoj-vojn/
4  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: 1:48 Mauve P-40N "Lope's Hope" on: June 08, 2017, 02:18:47 AM
 My only complaint is the dark color of the plastic, mainly because I am so used to working with grey.  

Mark

Mark,
I have a Mauve Kittyhawk MkIII kit in which the base plastic is a tan color (subject is a RAF desert scheme).
Perhaps you could pick up one of those on eBay and get rid of dark plastic issues.
Vince
5  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: AMtech 1/48th P-40K/Kittyhawk Mk III, 450 Sqn RAAF on: May 17, 2017, 10:37:23 AM
Really nice!
Thank you for sharing
6  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: 1:48 Mauve P-40N "Lope's Hope" on: May 10, 2017, 01:10:25 PM
I took three good resin prop blade castings and have primed them with Krylon Matte Aluminum.
The subsequent black on the back of the blade will be rubbed down to simulate the actual paint being worn off.

7  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: 1:48 Mauve P-40N "Lope's Hope" on: May 06, 2017, 09:46:10 PM
Thanks Mark

I am very picky about the prop. Perhaps because the P40 nose is so prominent.

Almost all kits have inaccurate props. Most of them don't put in any twist along the length.  Do I sound like an aeronautical engineer?  Well I am.  LOL!

Anyhow. That guy that did the old Monogram P-38 nailed it. I use them on any Allison model I do including a P-51A that I have not finished.
8  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: 1:48 Mauve P-40N "Lope's Hope" on: May 06, 2017, 12:07:41 AM

I'm also experimenting with the cockpit paint.
The top is Model Master Acryl interior green and bottom is Humbrol bronze green.
I think the Humbrol is more authentic to the P-40 don't you?

9  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / 1:48 Mauve P-40N "Lope's Hope" on: May 06, 2017, 12:04:32 AM
Hi all,

I'm a slow model builder but am enjoying this 1/48 Mauve P-40N.
The Hasegawa kit is nicer and has fewer flaws to fix; however, this Mauve kit is very nice and will end up looking very good.

I have the True Details resin cockpit upgrade and it is one of their best.  It will fit perfectly.
I also have some metal cockpit sills and that should look good because I plan to have the canopy slid open.
True Details wheels with open spokes will be used but it's an older version where the flattened look is over done making the tires look flat in a way.

I have started on the propeller blades.  I'm picky and have found the Curtiss Electric blades from the old Monogram P-38 kit are best.
So, I have used some old mold rubber to cast copies and that is going well.
It's a one piece mold so some come out with bubbles....about 50%.  However I got four good blades out before one copy broke off inside the mold...due to a bubble I didn't get out.











10  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40ís Today / Re: Atlanta Warbird Weekend on: January 07, 2017, 01:08:59 PM
Here's another shot to tease you.
Hundreds of shots and I'm working my way through them.
11  P-40 Warhawk Forums / General Discussion / Re: New year. on: January 02, 2017, 02:47:03 PM
Same to you and all!
12  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: [On Board] P 40 Kittyhawk Mk III 1/48 AMT "Lady Godiva" on: December 20, 2016, 05:26:57 AM
Your interior color looks good for the Curtiss green.
What paint did you use?
13  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: [Workshop] - P-40 Tomahawk Mk.IIB - Airfix 1/48 Newest !! on: December 13, 2016, 02:42:25 AM
Great!

I have my own kit and this Airfix is so nice I really want to push everything off the bench and get started on it now!

Vince
14  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: Airfix 1/48 P-40B review on Hyperscale on: December 03, 2016, 12:33:06 PM
After a really long wait, I snapped up my own copy at Hobbytown USA in Kennessaw, GA, today!
I took a chance that they had it and fortunately they had one left.
It is a really nice looking kit and I can't wait to get into it!
15  P-40 Warhawk Forums / P-40 Models / Re: Airfix 1/48 P-40B review on Hyperscale on: November 17, 2016, 06:14:24 AM
I want one of these kits.
Looks like the best one yet and finally a successor to the Monogram kit.

Sadly, the Hobbycraft and Trumpeter kits failed to deliver.
Thanks Airfix!
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