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M.Brindos

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I was going to wait for some proper reveal pictures, but once again I'm working and I don't know when I'll get to making a base for those pictures, so what the heck, here ya go.

I used about 95% of the kit parts. The ones I replaced were either too far gone or just plain ol' blah. I really like the mix of resessed and raised details and I will be doing this more often. I'd also like to think that this proves you can still make a good looking model almost entirely OOB.

Also something different I did with this build is the finish. There is almost no weathering on this build. That in combination with the overall solid O.D. paint scheme led me to use my usual modulation technique in a way that was far more subtle than usual. This does make an attractive, although plain, new looking P-40 that is more than just one solid color. I believe this lends it some realism.

This peticular aircraft probably existed, but there are no historic photographs available to prove it. I went with my best guess and a little imagination based one the few pictures available of the 8th PG, 33rd PS based on Mitchell Field NY, 1940. The 8th PG was a training group at the time, so this bird would've been very well taken care of.

So without further ado here are more pictures. [smile]









































I will add more pictures, hopefully on a base, if and when I can find the time!

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Beautiful build
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Model looks great Mike !! [smile]

although it would benefit from some photos in decent light,
outdoors in some sunshine would be perfect [biggrin]
I know, I know, you're working again and time is precious etc. [wink]

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Congratulations on this beautiful build Mike!
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Fantastic work Mike. I really enjoyed following the build thread on this, some very good tips to follow.
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Nice!! The markings and the yellow spinner/cowl pop really good against the OD. It's good to do a "clean" build/finish sometimes! Congratulations.
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I am a fairly new modeler and to this site as well, but awesome work on this kit. So glad you spent some time talking about how you built it as well (at least for us noobs, lol) [thumb]
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Looks great. The paint modulation effect turned out really nice. Awesome looking P-40.
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Thank you mates!! [biggrin]

Quite proud of this one, but work has gotten in the way of a proper base. I think I'll go take some outside shots though. [smile]

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Well some of these are pretty good shots! But regardless of how I feel about them here are the final 21 pictures.
































































Thank you all for the support! Good luck to us all!! [biggrin]

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Well some of these are pretty good shots! But regardless of how I feel about them here are the final 21 pictures. [URL=http://www.use.com/08ecb838f18902f26dc8?p=1] Thank you all for the support! Good luck to us all!! [biggrin]
OK, I have very little words now...wow... Was it a new tool or an older Revell kit? Did you have ant fit issues with it... ok, Ill say it again.... wow.

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Yeah, looks so much better out doors ! [smile]

My fave pic of the bunch [biggrin]
[375cd508ab096f11e7f0_8]

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Yeah, looks so much better out doors ! [smile]

My fave pic of the bunch [biggrin]
[375cd508ab096f11e7f0_8]
Dont ya just want to see it started and watch the exhaust!![biggrin]

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Glad you took some time to take pictures. Daylight suits here very well!
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Good morning!

Hi Tony. The kit is the older Monogram kit from 1967 that Revell has kept on shelves since they bought most of the molds from Monogram. The fit of the parts is pretty aweful these days and it takes a lot of work to get this kit in shape. It is still arguably one of the best P-40B kits on the market in 1/48 due to its accurate shape profile, but the new Airfix offering puts it to shame.

My build log doesn't completely show how challenging of a build it is because I've built this kit so many times I know where the problems are and just breezed over them without much comment.

There is no doubt this was a challenging build. Lots of putty and sanding lol.


Paul! [smile]

That's one of my favorite shots too! I like the perspective angles. They make it almost look real. [smile]

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