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 on: December 29, 2015, 05:06:37 AM 
Started by P-40 Admin - Last post by P-40 Admin
Shhh   Wink

 on: December 27, 2015, 12:02:02 AM 
Started by SeanM - Last post by Mark Joyce
An old article by Dana Bell in FineScale Modeler discusses the camo colors on later model P-40s (the 'D' and onward), as well as having a diagram of the standard scheme in 48th scale.  I've photocopied this scheme, cut it out, and used as a mask several times on my models.  If you are interested, I'll see if I can dig it up and email you a scan. Again, this was the standard scheme that came out of the factory for camo P-40s (not the Olive Drab over Neutral Grey), regardless of where the aircraft was destined for. 

IIRC, no P-40s planned for China were provided to 112 Sqn. If anything, the opposite could be argued, as the US took over some of the P-40s that had initially been earmarked as lend-lease aircraft.  Some of these ended up with the 49th FG, for instance. But I'm just going by memory at the moment so could be mistaken.

 on: December 24, 2015, 08:23:49 AM 
Started by modelbld - Last post by modelbld
I have been checking most information on line. I did see a fuel system diagram which shows that this may well be the fuselage fuel tank drain valve (cap). That's my guess now. So, if someone finds  something different, please let me know. Thanks to everyone out there who looked.

 on: December 24, 2015, 03:18:55 AM 
Started by P-40 Admin - Last post by Mark Joyce
If no one has done so already, then I'll start the rumor that Airfix used this as its reference on its upcoming 48th scale P-40B/C release Wink

 on: December 24, 2015, 03:15:19 AM 
Started by modelbld - Last post by Mark Joyce

There is a photograph in the P-40 Warhawk Walk Around book that has it stenciled "Fuselage Fuel Drain."  I believe it is on a P-40E, albeit one that has been restored.

Interestingly, as modelbld mentions in the original post, I noticed this area isn't present on all P-40s.  The few photos I have found of this area are on museum displays and not period aircraft.

 on: December 21, 2015, 06:52:50 AM 
Started by SeanM - Last post by P-40 Admin
I couldn't find any drawings. Curtiss used masks to paint the camouflage so the schemes were all was the same and had a relatively hard edge.

If you have any decals for AVG planes, they would be the same, although I'm sure there's always room for an exception. You don't have any, you could check eBay to see if anyone has pictures of the decals up and save the picture.

The E, at least in China tended to be olive drab on top and gray on the bottom. Nothing is ever easy with the P-40 and I have seen some in the Pacific with camouflage.

 on: December 15, 2015, 08:15:36 PM 
Started by SeanM - Last post by SeanM
Firstly, Hi

I have visited the site many times and somehow missed the forum. I mainly build 1/48 and 1/32 WWII aircraft. I also produce my own masks and do offer my small range to fellow modellers when they ask. I recently did Markings for Pearl Harbour (Insignia and Markings) and I am now working on the Cammo stuff. I am a bit stuck as there seems to be a pattern used on the P-40's that went to china and those sent to North Africa. Although I always thought a batch meant for China landed up with 112 sqn. Lastly there seems to be a variation from the P-40E (Kittyhawk). I would be grateful for any help and accurate 3 view drawings. Happy to enlist testers for the masks when they are ready and post out some sample free if you are keen to try my masks. Nothing commercial as yet. I am doing this more for my own benefit and to help other modellers out when they need something.


 on: December 14, 2015, 09:21:48 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by P-40 Admin
I just saw on Facebook that the next Atlanta Warbird Weekend will be a P-40 gathering in honor of 75 years of AVG!!!
Needless to say it is on my calendar already!!!

That would be an awesome show to see honoring 75 years of the AVG! If you make it and get some photos, please post them on the boards or send them to me and I will put them on the site.

 on: December 14, 2015, 09:19:10 AM 
Started by modelbld - Last post by P-40 Admin
Welcome to the forums! Good question, I don't remember seeing this before? Behind that is I believe is the fuel vent, be interesting to find out what this is.

 on: December 13, 2015, 10:01:31 PM 
Started by modelbld - Last post by modelbld
Need help identifying the indented area just forward of the hydraulic vent and located below the wing root on fuselage underside. I can see it on some P40E kits but not on others. Any information would be appreciated.

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