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  1. Hi all, Not done much at the bench recently due to 1/1 stuff that needed doing. This has been sat on the bench for about 3 weeks with just the canopy to mask so I got it done today. Nice little kit. OOB except for seatbelt and gun sights which came from an etch set. Thanks for looking Neil
  2. Hi everyone and hope you and yours are safe and well. Over at IPMS Ireland, we've an 'All Asian' GB running since the lockdown started and this is my entry, Trumpeter's P-40B in Flying Tigers scheme. The build thread is here if you're interested but to recap.. Kit: Trumpeter P-40B Warhawk Build: OOB except for masking tape for the belts Paints: Revell Acrylics with an airbrush, Klear, Flory Models wash, pastels, W&N Matt Varnish Decals: From the kit I've read about some accuracy issues with the kit (cockpit depth, radio hatch) but I just wan
  3. G'day folks. This is my fastest build in a LONG time. This is the ubiquitous P-40B by Airfix in 48th scale. Flown by Sergeant William Earl Houston (RNZAF). This is GA-O (AK457) from 112 Squadron RAF during their time in North Africa. I'm quite chuffed with the way this one turned out. I put a lot more into the weathering in the way of Faber-Castel water colours, AK Interactive weathering pencils, pigments, washes and filters. Normally I'm a bit dialled back with weathering but made an effort to push it beyond what I'd normally do. I hope the result speaks for itself. The only
  4. G'day all. We had our annual show last weekend and as it happens every year, the motivation and enthusiasm was renewed after catching up with mates and seeing some fantastic models on the competition table and club displays. So of course I went home and started a model. I built the Airfix Defiant two years ago and had a great time building it so opted for the new(ish) 1/48 Airfix P-40B Tomahawak. I've picked up some extras over the last month so started on it last week. Yesterday was Father's Day here in Oz so I managed a few hours to myself amongst all of the carry on
  5. A nice and enjoyable build with not fit issues and excellent decals.
  6. Here is the Airfix 1/72 P-40B Tomahawk I from the starter kit boxing, although I did not use the supplied paints. It's in 112 Sqn markings which complement another kit I just finished:
  7. Well, I've gone and done it again: I started another new kit! This time, I think I may actually finish it in less than 18 months as well. What a miracle that would be! This time, it's the 1/72 Airfix P-40B. Nothing new around here and my build won't set any new standards either. I was at first intending to build an RCAF bird in England, with a rather special scheme but an upgrade set from Aires changed my mind. I wouldn't have been able to use both the upgrade and the intended scheme together, so instead, I still need to decide how I am to finish this one.
  8. My next build is Airfix's 1:72 Curtiss Tomahawk IIB. This kit was one of my Christmas presents and I'm looking forward to getting stuck into the build. I plan to build it straight from the box, with the exception of a homemade stand so the aircraft can be displayed in flight. So here goes, first up is the obligatory photos of the box art and sprues........ The box contains 2 grey sprues, with little to no flash and nicely detailed panel lines. There is also a small clear sprue, instruction booklet and small decal sheet. I am pondering whether to try and paint the mouth on
  9. This will be my next build: the Airfix Curtiss P-40b: I got this for £3.99 from Aldi just before Christmas last year (in fact I got about three of them, it would have been rude not to at that price). I already built the subject of the starter set a couple of years ago and I'm sure I posted the finished result in RFI but I can't find the post anywhere... anyway obviously I didn't want to model the exact same aircraft again and fortunately I don't have to as the Kitsworld set for the P-40 contains markings for another 112 Squadron aircraft which was shot down near Tmimi,
  10. Hello again folks, I'd like to share my newly finished Airfix P-40B in 112 Squadron markings. The kit was absolutely great to build and is on par engineering wise with Tamiya et al. A very enjoyable project, and i will be sorely tempted to get another. I didn't particularly want to do the kit finishing options of the Pearl Harbour or Flying Tigers markings so i rummaged around in my spare transfers box for the ones i eventually used. These are from an old Aeromaster set and depict the Tomahawk of Australian Ace Jack Bartle from Landing Ground 102 Egypt Oct 1
  11. P-40 from Trumpeter. I made few corrections and added things to cockpit and engine. Tail wheel bay is bulit from scratch. Decals (mainly) are from Techmod and gun barrels and pitot tube are from Master. Unfortunately i broke pitot tube ending. WIP thread was on LSP: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=69082 I forgot about gunsight, so i did one photo with it. It is on the end of this post.
  12. Tomahawk Mk.II Update Sets (For Airfix A05133) 1:48 Eduard It's a reboxing of the 2016 P-40B kit with British decals and name, but the same plastic in the box. Eduard's new range of sets are here to improve on the kit detail in the usual modular manner, much of which will be identical to their previous P-40B sets. Get what you want for the areas you want to be more of a focal point. As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwi
  13. Hello Again All, Here's another in progress project. The 1/48 Airfix P-40B. Overall it is a very good kit. However it does have its issues. Most notably is the amount of clean-up on the detail of the side walls of the cockpit. Very tedious #11 blade work. Plus it would be helpful if the decals actually fit on the areas designated. Nothing like trimming tiny decals to fit for fun time. In any case on with the pics. All the Best! Don
  14. Hello BM's, May I present Airfix's P-40B in 1.72 from the Pearl Harbour 75th AGS... with a difference: I modelled this P-40B to represent Flt.Lt. Clive R. "Killer" Caldwell's mount in 1941. Caldwell was the leading Australian air ace of World War II. He is officially credited with shooting down 28.5 enemy aircraft in over 300 operational sorties, including an ace in a day. In addition to his official score, he has been ascribed six probables and 15 damaged. Caldwell flew Curtiss P-40 Tomahawks and Kittyhawks in the North African Campaign and Supermarine Spitfires i
  15. Airfix is to release in September 2016 a 1/48th Curtiss P-40B Warhawk kit - ref. A05130 Sources: http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/curtiss-p-40b-1-48.html http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/p40b_and_b5n1_Meteor V.P.
  16. HI all - well she's finished. Heres Auntie's latest, finished as AK367 From 112 Squadron RAF, October 1941 at Sidi Heneish, using Barracudecal's excellent markings. Painted with custom mixed Tamiya acrylics, and finished with a little love. All comments welcome, as ever. Hope you like her! Jonners Here's the model with a Hurricane MK1painted in "standard" RAF Dark Earth, Dark green and Sky to try and show my attempt at the 'similar' US DuPont colours on the Hawk.
  17. We've just had a restock of Ultracast products, and we have also expanded with more of their aircraft products too (we already carry their entire 1/35 range for armour modellers). Amongst the new items here in the UK are Ultracast's latest items for the brand new Airfix #A05130 Curtiss P-40B kit: 48266 - Ultracast 1/48 Curtiss P-40 B/C tubular exhausts (48266) - these are designed specifically for the Airfix kit and besides saving you the hassle of drilling out kit exhausts, these are the proper shape incorporating the correct upsweep the P-40B and C models had: https:/
  18. Hi again, While awaiting the finishing touches for the Maltese Mosquito, and before attempting another bigger build, I thought I'd take the opportunity to bash out my Airfix P-40B that was originally intended for the Starter Kit GB. Unfortunately, in the course of the GB, it became clear that the paints provided by Airfix were so completely wrong it was practically a 'what if' build. We were only allowed to use what came in the box so the Tommy went back into storage. Now here it is, living to fight another day! The kit is completely bog standard from the Al
  19. I've just finished this one; I had the P-40 left over from the Dogfight Double set when I built a couple of Zeroes, so I thought I'd get it finished just for tidyness' sake as much as anything... I managed to get all the small parts off the sprues without breaking any, which I believe is a record for this particular kit which has some rather excessively large attachment points; I built it more or less OOB with the exception of the addition of Eduard Microfabric seatbelts, EZ-Line aerial wires and I drilled out the exhaust stacks and the cowling .50 guns. The interior was painted in Sovereig
  20. Flying Tigers P-40B/C AFV Club 1:144 The American Volunteer Group "Flying Tigers" 1937-1942 In April, 1937, Claire L. Chennault, then a captain in the United States Army Air Corps, retired from active duty and accepted an offer from China for a three month mission to make a confidential survey of the Chinese Air Force. At that time China and Japan were on the verge of war and the fledgling Chinese Air Force was beset by internal problems and torn between American and Italian influence. This was the beginning of Chennault's stay in China which did not terminate until 1945 at the cl
  21. Hello Everyone, Well this is my second build for the Remembrance Day Lunch that the librarian, Karen, at work will be holding. This Tomahawk will be displayed next to a Spitfire, Bf-110 and Bf-109, possibly a Lancaster too. I decided to add this one as who doesn't love a Sharkmouth?! Plus I was trying to convey the notion that the world war was just that, worldwide... you know what kids are like. Anyhow, this the newer tool mould from Airfix of the classic Tomahawk (always liked this aircraft). I had a few issues with it, I think most of those issues where my own doing. Live and learn
  22. Hello All, Airfix's P-40B in 1/72 scale finished as Clive Caldwells mount. Happy modelling all Ian
  23. Probably shouldn't start this one yet since I'm not finished with my Bf-110 but I made the mistake of using Vallejo primer on it, there was some spatter and a couple blemishes, and I can't sand it for 48 hours ... so I'm going to do what I can on my P-40 instead. I chose the Airfix 1/72 P-40B, which seems like a really nice kit so far. Very simple, not tons of detail, but so far decent (yet far from perfect) fit. I won't do box shots or sprues because everyone else in here already has. Instead I'll post shots of what I have done so far in barely an hour's time while running in and out of the
  24. Finally worked it out. Obligatory box pictures I have made a start on the cockpit using the Eduard PE set. It seems I like doing this tiny unseen stuff. I'm not going to show the wife she'll have me committed. Eduard supply 5 (only 4 required you get a spare in case the tile monster gets one, she is just as greedy as a carpet monster) little 'T' handles to go on the lower part of the instrument panel, I couldn't see them to put them on, need better eyes. Cockpit Pictures You can see the 'T' handles in this image. they need to be straightened if I'm game I would like to weath
  25. Hello all I have been watching here for a few months and hopefully learning a few tricks, mmmm maybe. In this time I have built and screwed up a few kits - learnt from the mistakes. This is going to be a
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