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Reply #16 - Nov 13th, 2018 at 5:30am

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heywooood wrote on Sep 13th, 2018 at 10:50pm:
I still build the old school way, Cork core board, T-pins, wax paper etc.. if it ain't broke

I'm a noob, but this is the way I'm doing it (but I substituted a piece of pink foam insulation for cork).

The fuselage in Reply #9 looks really nice!

Ed
 
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Reply #15 - Oct 25th, 2018 at 12:23pm

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Heywood,

That goes for me too.  Hope to see more of your excellent work.
 
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Reply #14 - Oct 19th, 2018 at 10:43pm
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Heywood
I certainly hope this finds you in good cheer. Pray tell bad fortune hasn't stalled your work on the P-40, my favourite a/c design of all. Yes, it wasn't the quickest, nor the most nimble, the sturdiest nor did it set any long standing records, but in downright beauty and aerodynamic panache, it is the big cat's meow (roar)! Hope to see your continuance of this true Warhawk soon.
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Reply #13 - Oct 7th, 2018 at 7:44pm

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will look very realistic for sure Smiley
will follow this one
 
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Reply #12 - Oct 7th, 2018 at 11:08am

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Really nice profiling and finishing. Agree with Gary, great infill as always and gives the profile some nice lines. great inspiration.
Mike
 

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Reply #11 - Oct 6th, 2018 at 11:32am

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Beautiful work HW.... really did a great job on the filling and priming.  Insofar as the Tiger motifs, I'd suggest another squadron or scheme altogether.  However, if this is for your grandson, then it'll have to be the Flying Tigers.  He'll never know the P-40 by any other which color scheme. 

Take my Mustang for example.  My daughter insists on "Big Beautiful Doll" scheme.  First, I'm tired of Mustangs.  I've seen so many in my lifetime, that they've become a blur.  Not that I don't admire them.  I do.  It's just a boring subject for modeling.  I never thought I'd build a P-51.  But here I am.....  Secondly, why BBD?  Who knows?  The Mustang comes in such a wide variety of schemes that BBD seems almost boring.  Still, I decided to make the most out of it by doing it in all natural metal finish using both chrome vinyl and Flite Metal, both a form of highly polished aluminun finish.  That alone, with the chromate green interior and gun bays should help set it off. 

Just thinking you may wish to try the same approach.  Really go all out in detailing, especially the chromate green cockpit and I'm sure the Flying Tigers will be great.

Just my two cents.

Skye
 
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Reply #10 - Sep 17th, 2018 at 12:14am

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Y'all have to stop inspiring other builds...I don't have the time and energy to do them all!!!  Gonna have to do another P-40 now!!! Smiley
Just fantastic!
 

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Reply #9 - Sep 16th, 2018 at 11:42pm

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update: still more filling and sanding to do before I start on the cockpit..
 

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Reply #8 - Sep 16th, 2018 at 10:41pm
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Your Grandson have a valid point HeyW, but anyone who has seen the iconic P-40 has more than not viewed it in its "fin'ish" garb. Me...I vote for the Tiger. Besides what a lead in to conversation that will be ... 'Aleutians? What's that? Is that a Nissan?'

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Reply #7 - Sep 15th, 2018 at 9:28am

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I just LOVE this image

I'm there with you on that image. Looking forward to the graphics.
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Reply #6 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 1:14pm

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I just LOVE this image
 


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Reply #5 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 1:12pm

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it's a tough decision - I'm hoping that once I get the fuselage done it will make it easier or it'll just come to me..or maybe I'll have to buy another kit and do both.

 

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Reply #4 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 11:07pm

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My Grandsons say if it doesn't have a shark's mouth it's not a P-40...but I'm partial to the Aleutian Tiger...you don't see them as often as the Flying Tiger P-40's.
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #3 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 10:54pm

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it might look like this (if I'm lucky) when I'm done with it...or the Aleutian John Chennault aircraft...dammit I can't decide
 

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Reply #2 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 10:52pm

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I have the fuselage completely infilled now and the first layer of filler caked on - tomorrow after I sand it I'll post an update.
 

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