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Mark Joyce
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« on: September 02, 2018, 11:11:41 PM »

I decided it was time I started work on a P-40 from the 316th Fighter Squadron, since I've already done one each from the other two squadrons of the 324th Fighter Group, so I broke out an AMtech kit with the resin nose.  I also had a Cutting Edge P-40F/L cockpit laying around, which was specifically made for this kit.  Too bad Meteor/Cutting Edge is no longer in business (although it's my understanding that its owner, David Klaus, now operates The Fine Art of Decals website) since this replacement resin cockpit is nicely detailed and fits wonderfully.  Unfortunately, I've had this cockpit for some time and at one point long ago, I apparently damaged the seat while removing it from the resin stub, so I've replaced the replacement with an Ultracast one.  Here it is, about ready to go all together (although the seat is sitting a little cockeyed in the tub, since I just temporarily sat it there for the photograph), with the front of the fuselage halves removed for ultimate placement of the resin nose:

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 10:59:16 PM »

Great start!
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 10:50:23 PM »

Great start!

Thanks Vince!  Unfortunately I've been busy and my limited modeling time has been spent trying to finish up another major project, so haven't made any progress on this since posting this picture.

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 04:43:47 PM »

Nice start on the cockpit!

Just found a couple AMTech P-40's I had well along and then put away, starting those up again. Also tried the Airfix 1/48 P-40 but gave up and will use it as a test bed, some of it was nice, other some weird engineering and did not go together well for me.
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