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Re: Guillow's P-40 kit #405
Reply #13 - Oct 7th, 2018 at 6:44pm
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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 10:08am
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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.
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Re: Guillow's P-40 kit #405
Reply #11 - Oct 6th, 2018 at 10:32am
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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.

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Reply #10 - Sep 16th, 2018 at 11:14pm
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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
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Reply #9 - Sep 16th, 2018 at 10:42pm
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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 9:41pm
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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 8:28am
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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 12:14pm
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I just LOVE this image
  

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Reply #5 - Sep 14th, 2018 at 12:12pm
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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 10:07pm
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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.
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Reply #3 - Sep 13th, 2018 at 9:54pm
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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 9:52pm
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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 9:50pm
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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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Guillow's P-40 kit #405
Sep 13th, 2018 at 9:47pm
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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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