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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2023, 09:40:45 PM »

That looks good  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2023, 12:00:16 AM »

I took a few hours to "correct" the prop.
It was the older narrow chord version used on the P-40E.
I suppose when Hasegawa put out later marks, they just didn't redo the prop.
Apoxie, superglue, and perfect plastic putty were used to make it a wide chord prop.
There was a product available from Grey Matter Figures for this wide prop.
But the product and company are defunct now.
I ordered some mold rubber so I can take an impression.  Don't want to have to do this again!



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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2023, 12:43:27 PM »

Wow, that's some very impressive work! Mine would not turn out like that  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2023, 05:43:05 AM »

I look with great envy at your P-40

... but I'm coming back to you soon, my dears, Eduard has announced a series of new P-40s in 1/48 scale !!
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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2023, 08:09:51 AM »

That's great news! Hadn't heard about it, I will look them up.
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« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2023, 02:36:57 AM »

I look with great envy at your P-40

... but I'm coming back to you soon, my dears, Eduard has announced a series of new P-40s in 1/48 scale !!

That is great news!  Perhaps we will have an accurate Merlin P-40F/L in that scale!

I do believe the Hasegawa P-40s are very good in that scale...but they are already approaching 20 years old.
Time for Eduard to work their magic!
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« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2023, 06:09:10 AM »

In the next holidays there will be an E version, the next ones will probably be F/L  Cool Cool Cool
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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2023, 07:28:33 AM »

Prop is painted.  Just needs some weathering.
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« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2023, 07:01:58 AM »

Nice work on the prop, Vince!
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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2023, 05:36:10 AM »

That prop looks really nice! I wish I could get mine to turn out like that  Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2023, 01:08:21 AM »

Slow but sure progress.

The Eduard Brassin wheels are a sight to see.  Gorgeous product.
But I was worried about cleaning up the hub spokes.
Fortunately, my Dremel and I found a way:



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« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2023, 02:21:22 AM »

Improved the kit's gun sight.
UV cure glue was used to attach a new and thinner glass part I cut.
Also UV glue used to make the clear "lens" bubble.  UV glue is coming in very handy!

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« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2023, 08:19:40 AM »

Your attention to detail is amazing, Vince!
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« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2023, 03:28:22 PM »

That's a great tip!
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