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BigginHill

1/32 Eduard Kittyhawk IV

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Here is the Eduard Kittyhawk IV (P-40N-20) NZ3220, No.18 Squadron RNZAF, Bourgainville, 1944. The model is pretty much out of the box, Eduard added some nice photo-etch and resin detailing to the original kit (i cannot recall who made the original mouldings). The only thing i changed was to use home-made masks for the insignia and white identification stripes. This is quite an expensive kit (mine was a Birthday present!), but i think the quality of the kit, the instructions, choice of markings and different variants you can build justify the cost.

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That's a bit of aw-right, mate! Can't ever have enough great Kittyhawk builds, and yours is definitely one of them! 👍

Mike

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Lovely build. Super build quality and lovely finish/weathering. There is something about the P-40 series that makes them particularly attractive - I guess it is it's purposeful demeanour and vast number of colour scheme options

 

I have one of these, acquired from a modelling mate at cut price - you have inspired me to take another look at it soon. I am pretty sure that the original is Hasegawa and even the basic kit is quite expensive - if you can find one.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Excellent build. I like your weathering on it. I'm building Gloria in 1/48 in the Curtiss GB at the moment.  What paint and colour did you use for the olivey green. You seem to have it about right.

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1 hour ago, Greg Law said:

Excellent build. I like your weathering on it. I'm building Gloria in 1/48 in the Curtiss GB at the moment.  What paint and colour did you use for the olivey green. You seem to have it about right.

Thanks Greg, i used Tamiya XF62 Olive Drab mixed with some XF-4 Yellow Green

 

regards

Gavin

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Great build and finish/weathering = completely convincing representation. Impressed…

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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That's really nice Gavin, lovely job B)

 

... and yes, the original plastic is the Hasegawa kit :) 

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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You`ve done a fantastic job on this one,........ love it.

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Brilliant, that looks great, it really stands out with that unusual scheme.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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