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 on: October 19, 2017, 02:07:26 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by P-40 Admin
Love that paint technique  Smiley

 on: September 25, 2017, 12:34:35 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
Some progress has happened.  Done with the prop so I'm working my way front to back I guess!

Have I gone off my rocker?  LOL!

OK, that's better

This is a prop jig I made many years ago.  Still works well!

I will say that this is a great read and has inspired me on this model.
I had always thought less of the USAAC group that followed the Flying Tigers.
Why?  Well I guess I didn't think of them as the Flying Tigers.
Well, no more.  These guys and their trusty P-40s fought HARD!

 on: August 23, 2017, 12:08:53 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Jim
Delicate work for sure but the end result is going to be something special, I am enjoying every stage of this build.

 on: August 16, 2017, 12:24:56 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
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.

 on: August 15, 2017, 05:24:11 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by P-40 Admin
This is coming along nicely!  Smiley

I like the Krylon on the propeller blades, at least from your pictures it looks better than the number of the chrome paints used on cars. Is it pretty fragile like a lot of the metal paints or is it relatively tough?

 on: August 04, 2017, 08:07:02 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Jim
outstanding work sir, great attention to detail and yes the darker green is better.

Nothing better than a well built P40, I look forward to watching the progress of the model.

 on: July 31, 2017, 03:52:14 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
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.

 on: June 08, 2017, 02:21:33 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M



 on: June 08, 2017, 02:18:47 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
 My only complaint is the dark color of the plastic, mainly because I am so used to working with grey.  


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.

 on: May 31, 2017, 05:02:49 AM 
Started by Mark Joyce - Last post by Jim
Outstanding work, its a beauty no doubt about it.

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