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Mark Joyce
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« on: January 12, 2020, 11:52:46 PM »

I've been cleaning out my display case, packing away some older models in order to make room for newer additions, and came across this one that I don't think I've posted here; at least, not since the transition to this forum's current format.

It's the old 48th scale AMtech P-40E kit, done in the markings of Andy Reynold from the 49th FG in early 1942. I built this one about 15 years ago and, for better or worse, it appears my modeling skills haven't changed much since then!



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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 01:44:50 AM »

Very nice!
Those AmTech kits were pretty decent, weren't they?
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 07:36:02 AM »

That looks awesome! The weathering on it is so good, realistically subtle, seems like so many people nowadays way overdo it. I really need to get going on mine sometime, I've had the cockpit parts laid out to paint for quite a while, haven't made it there yet. Mostly been working on some balsa planes, a Guillow's Cherokee 140 and their 18 inch Camel, completely infilling the Cherokee to paint up as the plane my dad was part owner of when I was a kid. Also scratch building an unlimited hydroplane in 1/32 scale. Really need to pull that paint stand to the front of my desk  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2020, 12:49:54 AM »

Those AmTech kits were pretty decent, weren't they?
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That they were, and I actually find them more pleasurable to build than either the Mauve/Eduard or Hasegawa. 

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2020, 12:57:05 AM »

That looks awesome! The weathering on it is so good, realistically subtle, seems like so many people nowadays way overdo it. I really need to get going on mine sometime, I've had the cockpit parts laid out to paint for quite a while, haven't made it there yet. Mostly been working on some balsa planes, a Guillow's Cherokee 140 and their 18 inch Camel, completely infilling the Cherokee to paint up as the plane my dad was part owner of when I was a kid. Also scratch building an unlimited hydroplane in 1/32 scale. Really need to pull that paint stand to the front of my desk  Smiley

Thanks for the kind comments on the weathering.  It seems like you have your hands full with your other projects, so it's easy to understand the lack of progress on your P-40!

It appears that the link to the old forum no longer works.  Since I can't remember what if any builds I posted back then, and seeing that I've taken new photos of all my old builds while cleaning out the display case, I guess I can take the opportunity to post some of those older models here.
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