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 on: May 06, 2017, 12:45:44 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Mark Joyce
Hi Vince,

Glad to see that you are able to get some time in for modeling! I too am a slow builder so can relate.

I also like the Mauve kit, actually finding it an easier build than the Hasegawa one.  My only complaint is the dark color of the plastic, mainly because I am so used to working with grey.  

Nice work on the propeller blades.  I hadn't thought about using blades from another airplane, which is a great idea, and have simply sanded the kit ones into a more reasonable shape.

Sorry I can't help much with the interior colors.  I'm partially colorblind so you probably don't want to ask my opinion!

By the way, I'm also planning on using the Mauve (or Eduard) kit for Lope's Hope sometime in the future,


 on: May 06, 2017, 12:07:41 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M

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?

 on: May 06, 2017, 12:04:32 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
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.

 on: January 17, 2017, 06:38:06 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Jim
excellent stuff, thank you sir I really enjoyed those pics.

 on: January 13, 2017, 05:47:14 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by P-40 Admin
 Grin Grin Grin

 on: January 08, 2017, 11:41:21 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Mark Joyce
Thanks for the additional photos! I was going to ask what was in the carburetor intake, but it appears it's a cable perhaps to prevent the propeller from rotating.

 on: January 07, 2017, 01:08:59 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
Here's another shot to tease you.
Hundreds of shots and I'm working my way through them.

 on: January 02, 2017, 02:47:03 PM 
Started by Jim - Last post by Vince_M
Same to you and all!

 on: January 01, 2017, 12:05:01 PM 
Started by Jim - Last post by Mark Joyce
Thanks, and the same for you Jim!


 on: January 01, 2017, 01:10:37 AM 
Started by Jim - Last post by Jim
Happy healthy and prosperous new year to you all,
best regards,

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