February 23, 2017 in Aviation
This is the old AMT kit from the mid 1990s. All of the AMT P-40s are still solid kits. Each seperate version also has its issues. The cockpits are weak, but the canopies build up well in the closed position. The surface detail is very nice on all of them. They assemble well and can still be found cheap on the second hand market. I finished this one as a RAAF 76 squadron example with Aeromaster decals. Australian P-40s were delivered in the standard OD/NG camouflage, but many were repainted at depot level maintenance facilities in Australian colors. The foliage green topside is Humbrol #149 and the underside sky blue is Humbrol #34 white tinted with a few drops of #89 blue. The yellow on the spinner is Tamiya spray paint.
Just an FYI, if you find any AMT P-40s (E and F/L model) in Amtech boxings, check them before you buy as some had serious mold flaws on the fuselage.
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