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1/32 Hasegawa P-40E
fightnjoe
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 04:35 PM UTC
Well all good things must come to an end.

This is the finished Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E.

Let me recap.

-Scratchbuilt interior minus seven kit parts, one resin engine, and one resin seat.
-Scratchbuilt tail wheel assembly.
-Scratchbuilt wing framing.
-Scratchbuilt .50 cals.
-After market decals.

All told way to long to finish. But I will take it.











Again the pictures are much too faded but this time I know why. There are some issues/omissions, glaring to me. The ones I did not fix are the ones that would require me to tear the build apart and start over.

Thank you for looking in.

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 04:35 PM UTC
You are very kind. Thank you.



Joe
thegirl
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 01:39 AM UTC
Been following along on this one right from the start and this is turning out to be your best one yet Joe , well done so far ! Looking forward to seeing the final results





Terri
fightnjoe
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 05:48 AM UTC
You are both very kind. Thank you.



Joe
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:12 AM UTC
Wow Joe,
Your model looks like a masterpiece already. What a cool build!

Oliver
golfermd
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 02:37 AM UTC
Looks good, Joe. You can also designate it as the squadron hanger queen.
fightnjoe
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 04:22 PM UTC
Ok friends a post with two objectives.

First:

I have begun the weathering on the 1/32 Hasegawa P-40E. Using both a cheap set of oils and Abteilung 502 paints.

I want to give this build a finish that suggests a story of an aircraft that has seen some hard use but is still airworthy. The aircraft was based out of India and supported flights over the Burma hump.











Now the second objective is the quality of the pictures. I have spent quite a bit of time over the last four or five days trying to dial in a better quality picture. These are the latest in the test.

Please all comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 03:04 PM UTC
An update on the Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E. This is a happy but yet unhappy update.

First the happy. The markings are on. I have done just a little chipping so far with more subtle weathering to follow.







Next up will be an oil filter to try to tone down the bright markings. I will also be working more on the landing gear.

Now the unhappy. Ok down right disappointing pictures. Yes disappointing.

You have seen the pictures I spent around two and a half hours to get. I was so disgusted I reset the camera back to the default factory settings. I then made just enough adjustments on the fly to get what you see. Now the disgusting part. Here are two photos that were taken just a point and click with my phone. You will see in the one on the workbench just how the color is in reality. The other was immediately after taking the last of the earlier pictures.




I am most unhappy with the earlier pictures as they wash out the color a bit and lose the different tones in the paint. May have to go online to get a crash course in picture taking. I had come so far and now it is lost again.



All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 04:29 PM UTC
A quick update on the Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E.

In short the wing is on. It took a massive six hour battle but it is on. There was some collateral damage. Of the damage some I was able to work with, the rest I cannot fix without total tear down. Not sure I want to go there at the moment.

For now.






Now I can move on. My real decision is do I place the details in the wing and risk breaking them in the rest of the process or do I move on with decals and smaller parts. Gonna have to think on that one.



All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 02:40 PM UTC
Well my friends another update on the Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E.

This one is all about the wings.


Construction of the framework is done. The stringers are in. The ammo box is in. The wing has been prepped for the armament.

Next up is adding some color.

First is a base of Stynelrez Metal Primer. On that a very uneven almost haphazzard coat of Stynelrez Flat Black. The true colors start with a patchy coat of Model Master Acrylic Zinc Chromate Yellow. This coat is to mimic the actual primer coat of WW2 aircraft. Model Master Enamel Olive Drab is sprayed paying attention to the panel lines but allowing a bit of overspray in areas. A bit of sun bleaching is added by spraying Olive Drab lightened with Model Master Enamel Flat White.

Honestly it is how I had hoped.









Next step is the little bits and bobs for the interior of the wing and then to attach the wing to the fuselage. You can see one of the major issues upcoming, that wing root gap.


All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 03:47 PM UTC
Very kind.


Joe
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 12:19 PM UTC
Brilliant work so far!

Gary
fightnjoe
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:26 AM UTC
How about another update on the Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E.

First up here are the last pictures of the interior prior to closing the fuselage.









With that ready I can begin the reconstruction of the wing. Starting with the framework.





I did do a bit of work on the wing armament. Here is my rendition of the M-2 fifty cal.



And not forgetting. A picture of the fuselage closed.



All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 11:26 AM UTC
First my apologies for such a late reply.


Thank you both you are very kind.



Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 02:06 AM UTC
Wow, anazing work on the interior, very impressive! Very niceceork on th e painting as well.
goodn8
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 01:58 AM UTC

Awesome work, additional detailing and paint job!
Great to watch, keep it on

Th mas
fightnjoe
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 05:26 AM UTC
Many thanks.

Matt the Enamels are what I grew up with. I learned how to thin, brush, and then airbrush with them. These Acrylics seem to defy even the most basic lessons I learned on all three.



Joe
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 01:35 PM UTC
Agreed on the MM Acrylics - certified TERRIBLE.

I really like their enamels though.

They cover so well and thin perfectly with their own thinner.
redcap
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 12:45 PM UTC
Masterful work !

Gary
fightnjoe
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:24 AM UTC
Well folks it has been an interesting week but moving forward.

Here is an update on the Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E.

This week is all about the radio and the interior. To prep for that I needed to get some initial paint on the cut side and then while I had the airbrush out I sprayed some on the uncut side.





After that dried for a couple of days on to the radio.







Next up is to continue the interior with more work in the cockpit. As for the radio equipment I am pleased with how it looks.


All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 05:03 PM UTC
Well folks time for another update.

This time with a little color.

Now before I get into that let me set the background a bit. Trying to avoid the overspray into the sections that have been cut open I plan to get the exterior of at least the cut side painted. I also need to do this prior to installing some of the bits and pieces.

So with that in mind here we go. The over all interior had been painted with Stynlrez Metal primer. Once dry Model Master Acrylic Zinc Chromate has been sprayed into the area to the rear of the cockpit. Model Master Interior Green is sprayed into the cockpit area and the engine area is left with the Metal primer. In the photos you will notice I did begin placing some of the easier detail parts.





Next up is the exterior. First was a coat of Stynlrez Black Primer. Over this using the Badger Extreme 105 I spray the same Zinc Chromate. Now at this point let me tell you that I truly hate Model Master Acrylics. I have had zero luck getting them to spray decent. This time was no different.




I am hoping that by doing this layer and then spraying light coats of the top colors I can give the aircraft a faded look with just a hint of the primer coat underneath.

Now as a bonus for this post I can also show the painted engine.




So with this being to this point now I can concentrate on the exterior and get that out of the way. I believe I will get it all painted as then I will not have to try to get the same mixtures.

As always all comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe
fightnjoe
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 09:50 AM UTC
Thank you both.




Joe
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 01:34 AM UTC
Hey Joe

That is a work of art. Brave and well executed scratch building which is a joy to see. I can't wait to see the paint go on.

Happy modelling,

Steve
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Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - 07:09 PM UTC
It's Amazing!!!!!
fightnjoe
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Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - 02:59 PM UTC
Just a quick update to this point.

Work on the Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E continues with the mocking up of the engine, firewall, and instrument panel. This is just roughed but the radio equipment will be placed this way in the end. Much still has to be done. Wiring, plumbing, and assorted smaller parts need to be fashioned yet.

For this update however the engine received a bit of detail work.



A bit on the firewall and the rear of the instrument panel. Much more needs to happen here.



And finally the mock up.




Moving slowly towards the moment I can spray some color.


All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe