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 on: November 29, 2021, 11:55:54 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
I have an old Micro Scale decal sheet with a 76 sq RAAF kittyhawk.
Here is an old thread about this plane:

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/done-finished-kittyhawk-iv-curtiss-p-40n-raaf-76-sqn-g-sv-a29-1140-group-build.18592/

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 on: November 23, 2021, 09:17:04 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Mark Joyce
Looks like you're off to a good start, Vince!  Have you decided on which markings for it?

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 on: November 22, 2021, 02:57:51 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M

I am amazed at the fit of the True Details sidewall parts which were designed for the old Hasegawa kit!
Seems more than a coincidence.




These are the resin wheels upgrade kit from Eduard "Brassin" line.
Beautiful fine detail that I hope I can preserve with some careful painting:


I also plan to use this old Eduard photoetch set also made for the Hasegawa.
It has some useful parts too.  I might do an open ammo bay just for a change of pace.


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 on: September 16, 2021, 10:28:48 PM 
Started by P-40 Admin - Last post by Vince_M
Check out the last couple of pages in the thread.
Looking really impressive!

https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/77012-great-wall-hobby-p-40b-tomahawk-in-132/page/28/

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 on: August 03, 2021, 10:01:29 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
  I wish Special Hobby would re-tool its "F/L" kit, which is definitely earlier-generation and not nearly as refined.

I also have some of those earlier P-40F/L kits from SH.
You are right...they are not bad but the nose is still not quite right.
No model kit has ever gotten that right.
I have plans to do a resin nose for these new Special Hobby kits.
That is...whenever I get more spare time...   Ugh...

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 on: August 03, 2021, 09:33:38 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Mark Joyce
I've built the "E" and feel these new Special Hobby kits are the best P-40 kits in any scale for exactly the reasons you mention.  I wish Special Hobby would re-tool its "F/L" kit, which is definitely earlier-generation and not nearly as refined.

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 on: August 01, 2021, 03:11:41 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M

This Special Hobby 1/72 kit is a real gem.  They are accurate and appear to be easy to build as well.



Of course, I should do it out of the box and avoid...well avoid being me!
But I have already started fiddling.
I have a couple of the True Details cockpit kits for the old Hasegawa kit.
Look how closely it matches the kit sidewalls.  Also they are much thinner.
Should be easy to get them to fit!



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 on: May 24, 2021, 10:11:24 PM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Mark Joyce
Nice snag!  Unfortunately, there's not a Hobby Lobby close to me so I'd make up whatever savings from the sale with gas money.

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 on: May 24, 2021, 02:40:47 AM 
Started by Vince_M - Last post by Vince_M
Hobby Lobby has a 40% off boxed model sale. Their selection is usually not interesting but they do carry the really nice 1/72 Airfix tomahawk. I snagged one for $6!

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 on: May 12, 2021, 05:54:38 PM 
Started by Mark Joyce - Last post by P-40 Admin
Looking great so far  Smiley

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