P-40 Warhawk Forums
May 27, 2024, 08:05:49 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: SMF - Just Installed!
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: HASEGAWA P-40E  (Read 7540 times)
FMATAS
Newbie
*
Posts: 2


View Profile Email
« on: August 03, 2008, 03:49:54 AM »

I just purchased the new Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E kit.  Any suggestions or avice would be appreciated.
Logged
P-40 Admin
Administrator
Sr. Member
*****
Posts: 290



View Profile Email
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 08:57:16 AM »

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=20297

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=20361
Logged
Mark Joyce
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 408



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 10:18:18 PM »

I don't have the kit but from what I've seen and read the breakdown is basically the same as for Hasegawa's 1/48th P-40E, with the numerous plugs and inserts.  As a result, the most important aspect is aligning and dry-fitting the parts before gluing.  Almost everyone, including me, has found it better to deviate from the instructions (at least for the 48th scale P-40) and glue the tail section on each fuselage half first, instead of gluing them together and then adding them as a "plug."

One area that Hasegawa got it wrong, which in my opinion is inexcusable since it was done correctly in the 48th scale kit, is in adding an extra frame to the windscreen.

Mark 
Logged

Ignorance is bliss
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!