Hasegawa 1:48 P-40N Warhawk
November 27, 2012 in Aviation
I always liked the P-40N, it’s my favorite of the whole Warhawk/Kittyhawk family and I always wanted to do white-tailed New Guinea warrior.
Well, here it is, my latest finished build, 1:48 P-40N from Hasegawa.
The kit is beautifully detailed, but a bit over-engineered, due to Hasegawa wanting to make the most out of the molds.
It was an enjoyable build, although the kit fought me all the way, especially around the fuselage behind the cockpit. A few nasty seams and a lot of putty-sand-repeat 🙂
I added some photo-etched seat belts, brake fluid lines on the main landing gear, a scratched rear view mirror and the whip antenna.
Paints are Humbrol enamel and gloss/matt coats are Gunze.
I used the kit decals, which behaved nicely with a little help from Micro Sol. Weathering and chipping was done with pastels and light gray pencil.
And here it is, a combat proven warrior from the South Pacific.
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