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« on: April 06, 2023, 03:39:27 AM »

I can't help myself....
I started another olive drab "N".  This time 1/32.

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2023, 06:38:18 PM »

Have fun  Smiley I always liked those markings
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2023, 06:52:59 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2023, 10:45:59 PM »

Thanks for the photos for reference.
I saw another one that showed there were no wing guns and the fairings were covered.
Do you think they were all that way?  I suppose it was a training group so maybe no guns needed.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2023, 06:24:05 AM »

I hadn't heard of them not having machine guns in the squadron before, I had heard that it was a training unit, so that does make sense. Other than a couple pictures in some books and the captions, haven't really heard of anything about this unit. I do have a 1/48 model with these markings.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2023, 08:15:36 PM »

Here is the photo showing the guns fairings covered with "plugs" which I have rarely if ever seen in photos.
I may model mine this way.
Does this mean the advanced training group didn't do any gunnery training?  Or could some of the birds still have their guns??
I have only found about three photos of this group.

https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/P-40/337FG/pages/Curtiss-P-40N-Warhawk-Yellow-26-43-K-pilots-with-his-parrot-head-at-Napier-Alabama-Nov-1943-01.html
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2023, 08:38:39 PM »

I haven't seen that before, very interesting. Good questions, I haven't ever heard why they would do that? I don't know how much actual gunnery practice they got back then, it wasn't like it is today though. Maybe this unit was for learning combat maneuvers and tactics?

Before WWII vintage photos on this page are the only ones I have seen, and the one with the gun covers in the black and white, I didn't see until this unit's main page.

It's an easy modification to do, it would be unique from other P-40's, and you have photographic proof of it, so it was at least used on some aircraft. I would go for it  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2023, 01:59:17 AM »

This an actual eBay sale for a new build P-40N seat!
The kit uses the same seat and this is a great reference.  So I will weather the edges where paint rubs off as wood and not metal (except the bottom lip)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265804809857?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&mkscid=101&itemid=265804809857&targetid=1645685073248&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=9010794&poi=&campaignid=16730423415&mkgroupid=135815925780&rlsatarget=pla-1645685073248&abcId=9300841&merchantid=6296724&gclid=CjwKCAjwue6hBhBVEiwA9YTx8L4LzwEEuZy2YFeYtBxfuHCE9WDc5j53IzcbL_7C4c4QmQx5yuUXjRoCy-4QAvD_BwE
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2023, 05:22:34 AM »

Painted up the bronze green parts.
Got about all of them except the canopy interiors.
Humbrol 226 is a really nice bronze green.



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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2023, 10:31:20 PM »

Looking good!
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2023, 09:28:26 AM »

Little bit of progress.
The aftermarket cockpit placards are easy and really spruce it up!

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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2023, 12:16:05 AM »

Nice work, Vince!  Lots of detail there.
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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2023, 07:48:41 AM »

Getting the tedious task of "riveting" over with.  Hasegawa did rivet the plastic...but only about 5-10% of it.






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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2023, 05:53:19 PM »

Amazing, I couldn't handle it  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2023, 07:25:18 AM »

Fuselage is closed up.

Added rudder cables using thin wire.
Easy and looks the part.
they pass through little holes I drilled in the back bulkhead.

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