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Monogram 1/48: P-40E "Warhawk"
BigZimmo
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Joined: December 06, 2016
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 02:16 AM UTC
Hi guys!!!

Here comes my new "Vintage Project". Monogram's good old P-40E "Warhawk" in 1/48 scale.
I really like these old kits and I have a big bunch of it in my stash.

Built out of box, only cannulas for the plasticguns and the pitot tube.
Stretchable yarn as antenna wire.

Colours from Gunze and Revell.

Horrido
Stefan


























bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 02:56 AM UTC
very nice work stefan. i think i have one in my stash too, a pro modeler. would like to build it like yours. you did some nice weathering/ fading on the paint. what olive drab did you use?

joe
BigZimmo
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 07:25 AM UTC
Hi Joe !!!

Thank you ....... yes, Oldie but Goldie !! I like these classic kits and think that they do not have to hide behind the "youngsters" in the showcase.

I used olive green 66 (Revell) for the camouflage painting.

Horrido
Stefan
JPTRR
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 02:27 PM UTC
A P-40! This has got to be good!

Stefan, really good job with this old beauty. Meaningless trivia - it is a Revell kit issued in the late 1970s. In the 1980s Monogram acquired Revell and improved the kit through the Pro-Modeler line. This model was one of only 2 1/48 P-40Es until AMT and Hasegawa came to the rescue, the other one was by Otaki (Arii). I think this one is the best of the two 1970s P-40Es. It may not be the modern gee-whiz Hasegawa kit but it is much easier to build and still looks good.

I, too, like vintage models and hope that you post more.
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 02:57 PM UTC
Stefan,

If interested, here is a comparison build of 3 (actually 2) 1/48 P-40Es. Your Revell/Monogram kit is not one of them but it may be interesting.

https://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=261720&page=1