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 41 
 on: May 21, 2023, 09:28:26 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
Little bit of progress.
The aftermarket cockpit placards are easy and really spruce it up!


 42 
 on: May 05, 2023, 10:31:20 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Mark Joyce
Looking good!

 43 
 on: April 30, 2023, 05:22:34 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
Painted up the bronze green parts.
Got about all of them except the canopy interiors.
Humbrol 226 is a really nice bronze green.




 44 
 on: April 20, 2023, 10:25:26 PM 
Started by Mark Joyce - Last post by Mark Joyce
Thanks Vince.  The seat belts are Eduard's Steel ones, included with its 1/32 Look set for the P-40F.

Interesting; I can see the old photos on my phone but not on my laptop for some reason.

 45 
 on: April 20, 2023, 01:27:48 AM 
Started by Mark Joyce - Last post by Vince_M
Yes I can see them and they look great!
Awesome job!
May I ask what you used for your seat belts?

 46 
 on: April 19, 2023, 09:41:44 PM 
Started by Mark Joyce - Last post by Mark Joyce
Hmm.  All my previous photos here seem to have disappeared Shocked  Hopefully these ones of the finally finished model will make it.

Edit:  They appear to have.  P-40F flown by Capt. John R. Anderson of the 85th Fighter Squadron/79th Fighter Group.  Finally got some custom decals made.

 47 
 on: April 17, 2023, 01:59:17 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
This an actual eBay sale for a new build P-40N seat!
The kit uses the same seat and this is a great reference.  So I will weather the edges where paint rubs off as wood and not metal (except the bottom lip)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265804809857?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&mkscid=101&itemid=265804809857&targetid=1645685073248&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=9010794&poi=&campaignid=16730423415&mkgroupid=135815925780&rlsatarget=pla-1645685073248&abcId=9300841&merchantid=6296724&gclid=CjwKCAjwue6hBhBVEiwA9YTx8L4LzwEEuZy2YFeYtBxfuHCE9WDc5j53IzcbL_7C4c4QmQx5yuUXjRoCy-4QAvD_BwE

 48 
 on: April 16, 2023, 08:38:39 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by P-40 Admin
I haven't seen that before, very interesting. Good questions, I haven't ever heard why they would do that? I don't know how much actual gunnery practice they got back then, it wasn't like it is today though. Maybe this unit was for learning combat maneuvers and tactics?

Before WWII vintage photos on this page are the only ones I have seen, and the one with the gun covers in the black and white, I didn't see until this unit's main page.

It's an easy modification to do, it would be unique from other P-40's, and you have photographic proof of it, so it was at least used on some aircraft. I would go for it  Smiley

 49 
 on: April 16, 2023, 08:15:36 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
Here is the photo showing the guns fairings covered with "plugs" which I have rarely if ever seen in photos.
I may model mine this way.
Does this mean the advanced training group didn't do any gunnery training?  Or could some of the birds still have their guns??
I have only found about three photos of this group.

https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/P-40/337FG/pages/Curtiss-P-40N-Warhawk-Yellow-26-43-K-pilots-with-his-parrot-head-at-Napier-Alabama-Nov-1943-01.html

 50 
 on: April 14, 2023, 06:24:05 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by P-40 Admin
I hadn't heard of them not having machine guns in the squadron before, I had heard that it was a training unit, so that does make sense. Other than a couple pictures in some books and the captions, haven't really heard of anything about this unit. I do have a 1/48 model with these markings.

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