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An Old Friend...1/48 P-40B
fightnjoe
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Washington, United States
Joined: August 16, 2004
KitMaker: 530 posts
AeroScale: 492 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 04:59 PM GMT+7
I have been lost in many things as of late. Not much time really to post, even to really go online for more than a few minutes every now and then. It is time to go back to basics. Time to bring out an old friend.




It seems that everytime I want to try something new I turn to this kit. i believe I have built this kit at least ten times in its different boxings.

My first attempt at scratchbuilding was with this kit.
My first attempt at resin aftermarket was with this kit.
My first attempt at photoetch was with this kit.
My first attempt at color modulation was with this kit.
My first attempt at real weathering was with this kit.

You get my point.

At the beginning of each of my builds I try to picture just what I want to accomplish with the build. What look am I going after. This one is no different. I want to try to portray a bird that has been forgotten. A bone yard find. Weathered, faded, just a relic.

The construction aspect will be simple. The only real modification will be the installation of the Legend resin cockpit set.

More of this journey to follow.



Joe
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RAILROAD MODELING
#051
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
KitMaker: 6,846 posts
AeroScale: 2,929 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 05:03 PM GMT+7
Joe,

Looking forward to this build. For various reasons this model is still one of my favorites.
AussieReg
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 5,305 posts
AeroScale: 3,381 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 08:17 PM GMT+7
Like sinking into your favourite old comfy lounge chair, a simple pleasure, everything is familiar, no nasty surprises.

Looking forward to this one Joe, best of luck.

Cheers, D
fightnjoe
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Washington, United States
Joined: August 16, 2004
KitMaker: 530 posts
AeroScale: 492 posts
Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:58 AM GMT+7
Many thanks for looking in.



Joe
fightnjoe
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Washington, United States
Joined: August 16, 2004
KitMaker: 530 posts
AeroScale: 492 posts
Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 03:05 PM GMT+7
Well my friends here I am to finally get started on the Hawk.

First up is the cockpit. That means clean up of the resin, really not bad at all, and getting some color.

After cleanup I began with a base coat of Flat Black Rustoleum, this is for shadows. I then sprayed Interior Green, Model Master Enamel, from the "top" down. Preserving the shadows as much as I can. The final bit for this stage is the picking out of details with a small pointed brush. A P-40 has little variance, dominated mostly with Greens and Black.






Not really much for excitement but I did record this as I was moving along. Posted https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv01K9HzdizV76TPa-VRxL_3N9qmJJwq4


I will be updating that playlist with the newest for this build.


All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 145 posts
AeroScale: 137 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 06:25 AM GMT+7
hi joe. i just finished this kit using the legend resin cockpit myself.it is a good looking piece but i had to shape the rear bulkhead to fit into the fuselage. also i sanded the molded in shoulder harness. from my research i found the p-40 b's did not have shoulder harnesses.
i haven't made the airfix kit yet but i think the old monogram kit has the best lines and shape. i look forward to your build. maybe we could compare notes when your done.

joe