by Carmel Zammit
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
scale P-40E Warhawk is available online from Squadron
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
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).
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
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.
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!
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
January 10, 2004
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841768235
Text Copyright ©
2005 by Carmel Zammit
Images Copyright ©
2005 by Mick Pitts
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