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I've decided to do a pair of P-40s from the now 50+ year old Monogram (Revell) kit.    I have 6 finished P-40s and a lot more in the stash, and there is always room for more.  

 

One will be with the kit decals for an AVG aircraft since I don't have one yet and a collection of P-40s needs a Flying Tiger. 

 

I haven't decided on marking yet, I have decals for an Egyptian one in desert scheme, but I just saw pictures of examples flying later in the war in a NMF which is interesting on an early P-40.  

 

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Interesting pair Egyptian would be different 

Martin H

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The Egyptian one is different,  I already did the Turkish one on the sheet, with a not as classic Academy kit  

 

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I'm a bit of a P-40 fan myself. It's been ages since I've built a Revell P-40. Looking forward to following along.

Cheers!

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Neat I think I built that one around 40 years ago.

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Did you ever start this project?  It sure looks like it will be an interesting model when you are done.

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Kurt, funny you replied.  I had started this awhile ago but never took pictures.   I completed the main assembly on both kits today.  I am still not entirely decided on the paint schemes, I briefly considered a NMF one that was in service around 1943, but with this kit that might just be an exercise in frustration.   However, I was pleasantly surprised with how they went together.  I was expecting some major gaps and fit problems and while it is far from a perfect fit they actually went together well for very worn out 50+ year old molds.   There will be filling and sanding but it is a lot less than I was expecting.  

 

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The P-40s are in primer.  They are far from perfect but I'm not going to stress about every flaw on these.    

 

 

 

 

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  • These two are nearing completion, I'll have some pictures tomorrow.  I painted the AVG aircraft this evening, using the fantastic Mr Paint.  

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P-40s are getting painted.  I'm really using these to play around with Mr Paint which is by far the best paint I have ever used.   It sprays perfectly and is so easy to use.  The only downfall is it is lacquer so it does have fumes.  

 

 

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Decals are on and were surprisingly good.  I'm looking forward to getting these on the shelf with my other 6 finished P-40s.  

 

 

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All done, they are far from perfect but it was fun.  The best part was using the Mr Paint, by far the best paint I've ever used.  

 

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One the shelf with the rest of the P-40s

 

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