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Johnb593
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« on: September 24, 2012, 10:28:20 AM »

Hello all. I'm a newbie here so I'll introduce myself. I'm 65 years old and have been a avid military aviation fan and modeler for over 50 years. I recently retired so now I have ample model building time, etc.
I have a question I hope someone here can answer. When did Curtis start painting the seats in P-40's? I know the E's had unpainted seats but what about the M's? I am particularly interested in the M as I am currently build the Hasegawa 1/32 kit. As far as I can determine the N's had painted seats but I'm just nor sure about the M's.
Thanks in advance for your help.

John
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 09:11:41 AM »

It was bare aluminum, they didn't start painting the seat until the N, I am assuming because some used the aluminum seat, others a plywood seat and that would have needed to be painted.
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 09:18:51 AM »

I appreciate the answer! Something to remember on future builds. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2012, 12:04:53 AM »

Wasn't the "N" unique in that some of them had plywood thus painted seats?
I need to go check my references.
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