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 on: February 18, 2022, 07:24:37 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by P-40 Admin
Nice markings!

 on: January 29, 2022, 10:52:36 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Mark Joyce
Splendid work so far, Vince!  I have that decal sheet too.  If I recall correctly, I used its markings for Joel Paris' P-40N on my build of his plane.

 on: January 29, 2022, 07:45:12 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
Here is the decal sheet I'm using.  This was the first decal sheet I ever bought...about 40 years ago.
I've already done four planes from this sheet so I'd say I got my money's worth eh?

 on: January 28, 2022, 09:31:43 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
I painted the bullets black and then sanded the protruding detail to expose the brass.  It worked perfectly.
Bare metal foil was used to represent the other portions with my carefully cutting out the bullet detail on the feed chutes.
I was worried about the two different metals corroding each other so I painted the brass with a layer of Future floor gloss.
Hope that does it...

 on: January 27, 2022, 06:06:48 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by P-40 Admin
That's some nice detail in such a small scale

 on: January 16, 2022, 02:02:52 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
Hi all,
Today I installed some ammo bay detail I got from that Eduard photoetch sheet (from the early 90s).
I used black paint and bare metal foil to detail it before gluing it in here:

 on: January 11, 2022, 12:40:57 AM 
Started by P-40 Admin - Last post by Vince_M
I have not gotten mine yet but soon will. 
Gents it looks like after all these years we finally have a top notch Tomahawk in 1/32 scale!!!

Now, can get convince Airfix to do a Tomahawk in 1/24?   or a P-36?

 on: January 08, 2022, 09:50:25 AM 
Started by P-40 Admin - Last post by P-40 Admin

 on: December 30, 2021, 11:50:14 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
I have noticed that the RAAF in particular used a "double wide" belly tank.  I have not seen any USAAF or RAF P-40s using them.  One can assume that as the Japanese were pushed back, they needed more range.  As I recall the Aussies were pissed that they were given second line role...so much so that some of their top pilots resigned.

Special Hobby included a wide tank in the kit but they only made the tail end of the tank wider.  It's incorrect.
So I took a part from my spares box and modified it myself.  It was a belly tank from an old Hasegawa kit I built in the late 80s.

Here is a pic of the bad one included in the kit:

Now a pic of mine prior to primer and just before I added the "seam" around the circumference.  That was difficult.

Here it is with a coat of primer.  I'm trying to figure out what color to paint it.  Should it be an aluminum paint or neutral gray???

 on: December 14, 2021, 08:51:14 AM 
Started by P-40 Admin - Last post by Mark Joyce
Be sure to post in-progress photos of your build once you get around to starting it!

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