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Kittyhawk 1/32 Bell Airacobra

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Greatly abbreviated WIP here

This is the Kittyhawk 1/32 Bell Airacobra kit converted to my interpretation of an  RAF Airacobra MK1

The WIP lists all the changes I made

Kit was painted with Xtracolour paints using masks by Maketar for the codes and national markings

Exhausts and wheels came from Mastercaster, and all gun barrels came from Master save for the 20mm cannon barrel which is aluminium tubing

Whilst the kit does not fall together out of the box I had little trouble with the assembly

Thanks to all those that fallowed the build




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Edited by pacificmustang
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If there's a nicer RAF Airacobra model out there, well I haven't seen it. Bruce, that's just turned out amazingly well. All your excellent modelling skills have come to the fore with this build. The weathering is extremely realistic. 


Congratulations and well done..  Dave 

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Looking very nice! Really like the weathering!

I've recently received a Hasegawa 48th scale kit from a very good friend, didn't know which livery to build from this kit. Until now! Thanks for the inspiration!   



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On ‎3‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 9:12 AM, stevej60 said:

That's bleedin outstanding Bruce,I'm on with Special Hobbies 32 scale kit of the RAF version right now.

Yes, Im watching yours Steve.  Thanks for all the kind comments people



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Awesome build and photos. The half open side Windows in the doors and the open engine are a nice touch.

The aircraft Looks great in RAF Colors.

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