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`Dem Bums`, P-40K Warhawk, China, Summer 1943


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Howdy all, thought you wouldn`t mind me bothering you with some pic`s of my latest effort

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My attempt at Italeri`s reboxing of AMT`s 1/48 Warhawk kit, which alleges to give you the option of a P-40E or K but actually contains parts to do a long or short tailed `K`

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Finished in the markings of `Dem Bums`, flown by 1st Lt Marvin Lubner, 78th FS/23rd FG, China, 1943

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The kit is showing its age a bit now and made a few improvements, including: some shims to widen the nose a bit so it matches the prop` spinner diameter, fuel vent thing aft of the wings,....

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......brake pipes, under carriage retraction arms, ring and bead gunsight, clear piece on the main gunsight, modify the cockpit seat assy, and some canopy slide rails.

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The markings are not in the kit but were from an old Sky Decals set, although I was tempted by the Alaskan markings on the kit sheet with the Wolf head on the nose

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Lubner is believed to have flown the very last combat mission of WWII though not in this aircraft I imagine.

Hope you enjoy the photo`s, thanks for looking

Cheers Russ

 

 

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Engine exhaust is spot on. In-the-field over paint very realistically duplicated. Cockpit looks very good. A mighty fine model you have there!

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Excellent Russ 👍

 

Got the same kit in the stash, and have built one previously. I think it still builds in to a nice replica of the Warhawk.

 

🍺 Greg

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Great build and finish on the Warhawk, nice presentation too !
 

Wulfman

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Oozing character with all these overpainted markings and very convincing weathering.

 

A class job!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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7 hours ago, russ c said:

lthough I was tempted by the Alaskan markings on the kit sheet with the Wolf head on the nose

 

 

 

That sounds like an interesting scheme, not seen that before. 

 

Great build though 

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Hi Russ. Looks like another 1/48 masterpiece!!! Superior paintwork and finish as always.  :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Very nice Russ! 👍  I always enjoy seeing P-40s, and I always enjoy seeing your work so it's a win-win for me.   Great scale modeling! :clap2:

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I have literally just started this - dare I say - quite vintage kit and you have done a fabulous job with it. Looks great.

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