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Snakes on a Plane...1/48 Curtiss P-40K 78th FS USAAF


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After doing only Luftwaffe stuff since the year started, my dad finally turns to different WW2 subjects.

Started a Hasegawa kit and doing the attractive snake scheme of the 78th FS.

 

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39325693550_cec31369fc_b.jpgDSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

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43 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Excellent choice I do believe i will take a seat :popcorn:

A rare scheme, the Hasegawa kit was a limited edition and AFAIK the only aftermarket decals were produced by Superscale and are hard to find nowadays.

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41157771532_78056184cb_b.jpgDSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

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kit cockpit, only added Eduard PE belts

27328809988_bc8342610d_b.jpgDSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr

 

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Very good and quick work there.

The cockpit looks very nice indeed.

I do have a soft spot for the P-40 and have always liked the short tailed K, I've got the AMT kit and plan to do it in a similar scheme to the one on the Hasegawa box top.

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6 hours ago, modelling minion said:

I do have a soft spot for the P-40 and have always liked the short tailed K, I've got the AMT kit

Im jealous minion 😉 Im looking for a “K” to build and an “E” to convert to an “F”. Enjoy your “K” 👍.

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On 4/5/2018 at 11:28 PM, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Im jealous minion 😉 Im looking for a “K” to build and an “E” to convert to an “F”. Enjoy your “K” 👍.

Best not tell you that I've got an E and an F as well then, and a B and an N and another E, I quite like the P-40 :) .

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first upper camo tone done

Hasegawa calls for Gunze H27 Tan, didn´t have that one so my dad used the selfmixed leftovers from his Iranian Asian Minor schemes last year. It is a mix of Tamiya XF-55 Deck Tan and XF-60 Dark Yellow, AFAIR.

For the chipped paint in the wing root areas he used AK Worn Effects fluid.

 

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Looks quite Beautiful! I'm currently working on converting an Otaki P40 to an N model using an old medallion models N conversion kit. I also have an F conversion kit. Hopefully mine turns out as pretty as yours!!

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Looking really good, looks like the same tool as my recently finished p40e, in hindsight I wish I had attached the tail halves to the fuselage first then joined the complete two halves together because the joint just never seemed to completely disappear but it's a really nice tool

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23 minutes ago, Philtheplanetinker said:

Looking really good, looks like the same tool as my recently finished p40e, in hindsight I wish I had attached the tail halves to the fuselage first then joined the complete two halves together because the joint just never seemed to completely disappear but it's a really nice tool

afterwards, my dad thought that too 😀

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Very nice build! Love to see it finished! :)

 

Håkan

 

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