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Johnv

P-40B Pearl Harbor Defender

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Just started some detail painting of cockpit. WOW! What an excellent kit! There seems to be no major problems with

this kit. I looked at the questionable "Nun's Hat" and scratched my head. It really can't be seen and why all the fuss?

Anyways it looks like a winner for Airfix on this one.---John

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Thanks. I have a start on the cockpit with the seat and control stick in place. I also painted and decaled the instrument

panel. The decal snuggled right into the engraved details with some Solvaset.---John

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Nice start, following with interest :)

 

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Cockpit done.---John

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Thanks, it's one of their best I think. I have the cockpit in the fuselage and the fuselage closed up.

I filled a few voids before I go any further.---John

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All sanded and ready to move on. I was looking ahead and noticed the wings have a canvas

liner I need to paint that's not interior green. Airfix calls out 72 Khaki Drill by Humbrol. What

actually is that color? It looks almost like a gray khaki? I want to mix my own color, what are

my colors needed?---John

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Thanks, I found an image on line at I think a museum at Pearl Harbor and the P-40B

there had a canvas liner. I replicated that canvas color as best I could with an acrylic

mix.---John

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I have the bottom half of the wings on. Time to knock off for the night.---John

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More parts on, more putty, more sanding, and now off to get the bottom painted neutral gray.---John

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It's looking good, but I'm just wondering if that that color for the wheal bay is a little too pink. Would straight tan be better?

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On 03/09/2019 at 20:34, Johnv said:

Thanks, I found an image on line at I think a museum at Pearl Harbor and the P-40B

there had a canvas liner. I replicated that canvas color as best I could with an acrylic

mix.---John

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Or this:

 

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Or this. That color has already been changed. It stays as this. It is actually lighter than this image, it is a dark tan now.---John

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Final color. It is what it is.---John

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