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Hasegawa's 1/48 scale
P-40E Warhawk

by Carmel Zammit

 

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk

 


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale P-40E Warhawk is available online from Squadron

 

Construction

 

Here is Hasegawa's brand new 1/48 scale P-40E Warhawk.

On receiving this kit I was immediately impressed, but once construction started it was not all that I had first hoped.

 

 

The cockpit was excellent, needing nothing more than paint and seat belts.

Airframe construction was not as easy as expected, due to the tail plug, machine guns, rear cockpit housing and the rectangular inserts at the front of the fuselage.

 

 

All these are necessary for the future releases of other variants (the P-40N is already listed).

 

 

Painting, Markings and Finishing Touches

 

With the airframe together and the canopy masked, it was time for spraying. Xtra colour enamels were used throughout to complete the spray job.

Decals chosen from Eagle Strike's Birds of Prey, Warhawks and Kittyhawks Part 2.

 

 

Final assembly of wheels and other bits and bobs completed construction to a satisfactory conclusion.

 

 

Conclusion

 

I was most pleased with the end result of Hasegawa's new 1/48 scale P-40E, but the amount of rescribing meant that I had to call on my friend Vince Blackburn to do this tedious task for me!

 

 

Additional Images

 

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:

Modelling the P-40
Hawk 81, Tomahawk, Warhawk and Kittyhawk
Osprey Modelling 15

Author: Brett Green
US Price:
$17.95
UK Price: 12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 January 10, 2004
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841768235
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Text Copyright 2005 by Carmel Zammit
Images Copyright 2005 by Mick Pitts
Page Created 13 March, 2005
Last Updated 13 March, 2005

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