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vags

Curtiss P-40N - MAUVE 1/48 - Walkaround

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Hi guys,

Since my current build

is taking me embarrassingly too long to finish I thought I would fill the gap with this (very) old model of mine. It is my 106th build, finished in June 2002, some 17 years ago. It took me 14 months to build but there are no WIP photos. Here is some WIP info instead:
The Mauve kit has fine engraved panel lines which were enhanced by the addition of engraved rivets. The cockpit was improved by the use of Eduard's No.48135 photo etched set.
There is a lot of scratch-building in the power-plant area around and behind CMK's Allison V-1710 (set No.4032).
True Details provided the wheels (set No.48015) and Tally HO! the stencils (set No. S 48001).
The markings come from Aeromaster: Allied P-40N's Pt.1 No.48-126C. I chose Sqdn. Ldr. John Waddy's mount, an 80th Sqdn P-40N-20 of RAAF based on Noemfoor island in Dutch New Guinea during September 1944.

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Keep modelling.

Edited by vags

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Fantastic model! I like the weathering effect you've achieved.


Regards,

David 

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That is bloody gorgeous,....... very well done indeed!

 

Cheers

         Tony

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I like this one a lot, very convincing!

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A beautiful fusion of an artist's eye and a modeller's skills.

 

I particularly like the very convincing weathering of the wing root areas and the logical effects of liquid leaks, etc. Also, the fact that your prop blades are free from ridiculous paint chipping. 😉

 

A great display of the modeller's art!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Splendid build.The weathering is simply great.As the airfield of Noemfoor was just by the sea,it wasn't made out of crushed coral but rather earth and sand,so I will accept the fact that the P40 propeller did not share the same erosive effect as the marines'corsairs.

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Simply overwhelming! I'm terribly impressed by the whole display. The best model seen here since I've joined!

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Very sharp build, looks amazing

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Great job on a heavily-weathered Pacific Kittyhawk!  That diorama with the open engine is fabulous.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Excellent P-40!

 

I must admit I clicked on this expecting to see a mauve Hawk and an explanation for the unusual colour scheme 🤦‍♂️

 

AW

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Beautifully built and finished P-40. Superb weathering and presentation.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Wow!

Would have to be one of the best P-40's I've seen in any scale!

:clap:

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Beautiful piece of art! Your dedication to details is impressive! The paint work & weathering are just amazing! I like the leaks & chipping effect a lot!

Bravo

 

Frank

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