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Eduard 1/48th P-39

June 26, 2013 in Aviation

Figured I’d join in on today’s “Airacobra-Pa-Looza”. I built this one back in 2005, using Cutting Edge decals to depict a 35th Fighter Group machine flown by Lt. Roy Owen while based at Nadzab, New Guinea during the Fall of 1943. According to some sources the aircraft also wore squadron badges, but decals for those were not included in the set.

I encountered difficulty with the canopy and door fits on this one and will be more careful with those parts on the other Eduard P-39 in my stash. I agree with Bill Koppos that the wing leading edge is a bit thick, but the overall look appears to be decent once it’s all together.

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9 responses to Eduard 1/48th P-39

  1. Very nice Erik I love the subtle chipping of paint its so easy to overdue you’ve done very well have you built a monogram p-39? Im interested to know witch is considered a better kit I have not built any accept monogram and loved it great fits decent detail

    • From what I’ve seen, Steven, the Monogram remains a solid alternative to the Eduard P-39 and builds into a nice model- but the Hasegawa kit appears to be the best available in 1/48th these days.

  2. Very nice P-39 Erik. Love your finish & weathering, and the offset trim tabs are a cool touch. Did you have to drill out those exhausts, or did ya cheat? 😉


  3. Cobras – one better than the other!

  4. Atsa beaty, Whip. Spot-on weathering. Need a closeup of the door babe.

  5. I like all of this one, chipping, exhausts, painting, all of it. Superior, well done!
    I recently obtained Eduard kit no. 8062, the ProfiPack 1/48 version of the P-39 Airacobra issued in 2000. Lots of little PE items, some clear acetate film stuff, pre-cut express masks and a nose weight. And the instructions scare me, especially regarding the six different schemes and the masking/painting guidelines.

    • Thanks, Larry. I agree with your comments on the multimedia kits from Eduard and others. It’s nice to have all that cool stuff, but I have alot of Profipak kits in the stash and have to be in a special mood to play with all that p/e.

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