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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.
Mike
 

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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
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
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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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Reply #1 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 10:50pm

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This will be another static display model. It looks to be 1/16 scale or roughly the same scale as the Stearman.

It will be modeled with the gear down, possibly with the flaps down and the canopy open but we'll see..

I still build the old school way, Cork core board, T-pins, wax paper etc.. if it ain't broke
 

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Sep 13th, 2018 at 10:47pm

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This is apparently an -N- model with the early 'birdcage' canopy - meaning it has the two glass 'wings' that cover the fuselage cutouts behind the cockpit. I prefer the earlier -C- Tomahawk with the smaller intake and nose mounted MG's but this'll do.

I am still torn between the Aleutian vs the shark-mouth (only because a P-40 without that big toothy grin seems to be missing something) so I guess time will tell

 

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