1/32 Trumpeter P-40 B Tomahawk
February 13, 2013 in Aviation
This is 1/32 P-40 B Tomahawk from Trumpeter built several years ago with the markings of RAF 112nd squadron. Construction started with the engine. Exhausts replaced with those from Nobblecraft.
Next step is the cockpit. Unfortunately Trumpeter’s cockpit is too shallow and impossible to get a good result with the parts from the box. So I decided to use long sold out Cutting Edge cockpit set. It needs some surgery during the replacement. The PE instrument panel is from Eduard. Wheel wells are also modified by Eduard exterior set. The cockpit is painted to US interior green with Gunze Sangyo acrylic. The seat is painted to natural metal color with Alclad Aluminium lacquer
Upper surfaces are painted with Dark earth and Middlestone with Gunze Sangyo acrylics. I used Model Master enamel paint for the Azure Blue on the lower surfaces.
The decals are from Eagle Cal decal set # EC-71. The British type pitot tube is scratchbuilt. Final additions are an old GM 2 gunsight and antenna mast on the rear fuselage from my spares box.
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