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1/48 Hasegawa P-40K

John Hampshire’s P-40K of the 23rd Fighter Group, aka Flying Tigers. The kit is the Hasegawa P-40K with Eduard color etch and Baracuda Cals Decals. The kit was a pleasure to build and presented no major issues as long as you’re careful with the modular construction. I like to try new techniques with each build and after seeing a beautiful oil streaking job on a 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire at BUFCON in Buffalo, NY that was my goal. The Warhawk was finished with Model Master Acrylics and Windsor Newton Airtist Oils for the oil streaking. I prefer Floquil Flat Finish tinted with a drop or two of tan to bring everything together. I’ve got a P-40E I’m looking forward to starting and i’m considering doing a build log in the Works in Progress section, any thoughts?

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10 responses to 1/48 Hasegawa P-40K

  1. Nice work, Patrick…especially those detailed shots of the belly. Great job on the weathering, staining, etc.

  2. Run the pix through your graphics program and lighten them – the easy solution. The photos are fine otherwise, just need a little manipulation.

    Having built the P-40K I like this model you’ve done. I like the whole series of Hasegawa 1/32 P-40s.

  3. Looking great now… There never was an aircraft that looked better with a sharkmouth than a P-40.

    Beautiful work on the model. I especially like the oil streaks underneath, are they brush-painted?

    I’ll be looking forward to your building blog on the P-40E, great idea.

  4. Very nice looking P-40 you have there, Patrick. Those oil streaks turned out looking very convincing.
    I have the Hasegawa 48th scale P-40E but that modular fuselage makes me leave the box sitting on the shelf for now.
    In other words; a build log on your next P-40 would be great! 🙂

  5. Simply put 10! Beautiful model.

  6. that is beautiful…love the bottom better than the top

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