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 on: March 16, 2019, 06:16:38 AM 
Started by sys - Last post by xray4277
Hi!
I found a photo. I think the lower fuselage and underside of wings are coloured (grey?). Is that right? I think it's interesting on a metal finish airplane. And I'm sure there was a coloured wingtip.
Have you got any information about these?

Thank you  for your replies.
Sorry! I couldn't send the photo, I send a link.
http://www.ww2incolor.com/brazil/Brazilian+Air+Force+used+the+P-40N+in+metal+finnish+after+the+WWII.html

I think this aircraft is in unpainted metal - the areas which appear grey are probably just down to the image quality. The rudder will have green and yellow vertical stripes on it but the b&W film used probably did not differentiate well between the two colours.

See my other post in this topic for a link to more information. Oh, and judging from the fact that the aircraft is on its nose while still on the ramp, I'd guess that someone ran the engine up to too high a manifold pressure when they were testing the magnetos...OOPS!  Shocked

 12 
 on: March 16, 2019, 06:02:44 AM 
Started by sys - Last post by xray4277
There is some info about the Brazilian P-40s HERE:

http://www.rudnei.cunha.nom.br/FAB/en/p-40.html

I'm planning on building a 1/48 scale P-40M soon and it will be finished in bare metal, using decals from FCM.

 13 
 on: March 15, 2019, 01:53:26 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
Mark, thanks for the advice.

I'm experimenting on the bottom of the plane first.  I may try some Future under the decal to help with silvering.

 14 
 on: March 14, 2019, 11:26:22 PM 
Started by xray4277 - Last post by Mark Joyce
I actually have two of the Airfix Tomahawks kits, just haven't gotten around to building them yet.  Like most recent Airfix kits, one gets a lot of 'bang for the buck' with them...or is that 'bang for the pound sterling?'

 15 
 on: March 14, 2019, 11:21:02 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Mark Joyce
I've had mixed results with Tally Ho decals, Vince, and they wouldn't be my first choice if something else was available.  I'm still bummed about how the nose art for one of my P-40s silvered, here:
http://www.p40warhawk.com/smf/index.php?topic=262.0

 16 
 on: March 14, 2019, 09:29:03 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M

Well, why not?

I have put so much into this project why not put on some stencil decals to make it more accurate.
This is the old "Tally-Ho!" sheet and it is pretty good.
The first ones I applied are silvering a lot though...



 17 
 on: March 14, 2019, 10:12:53 AM 
Started by xray4277 - Last post by Jim
Hi there,I am a darn Limey so I have good access to Airfix kits, way back in the day I could claim that if it had a prop I built it!

That adds up to over 200 models in total, I was banished from the house so I moved into a caravan out back.
Good move because it meant I could keep my brothers sticky fingers off them.

However that said and I have no idea why but the good old P40 was and is my all time favourite aircraft.

 18 
 on: March 13, 2019, 10:47:38 PM 
Started by xray4277 - Last post by xray4277
Vince, Mark, Jim - I'm assuming you guy are all Stateside, I don't know what the availability of Airfix is like over there or what the to $ rate is, but this kit is, IMO, very good value for money, so if you can get your hands on one I don't think you will be disappointed! The current Airfix online catalogue shows the Tomahawk version available but the P-40B/C variant (essentially the same kit with a few detail differences and different decals) is not available - but I dare say they will do a re-issue at some point. Prior to building this P-40 I had done an Airfix Mk. 1 Spitfire in the same scale, another excellent kit but not quite as good as the P-40, again IMO.

 19 
 on: March 13, 2019, 02:29:35 AM 
Started by Mark Joyce - Last post by Jim
That instrument panel is amazing considering the scale is 1/72.


I must say it is very enjoyable to watch the progress of builds on this forum, its a well done all round.

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 on: March 13, 2019, 02:18:08 AM 
Started by xray4277 - Last post by Jim
A very nice job, I too keep looking at the Airfix kit, one day I hope to get around to building it.

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