Mentioned in my Mosquito build the other day that a Kittyhawk build was following-on, and here t’is !
The 1:48 AMT /Ertl kit came out around twenty years ago and was ‘top of the tree’ for a couple of years before Hasegawa came along and peed all over their bonfire with their superb P-40 series of kits. No matter, I still like the AMT offering and in-fact this is the third I’ve built.
This one is mostly straight from the box with two exceptions, an Ultracast resin seat (superb addition) and some Hasegawa wheels. Paint is all Tamiya acrylics on top of the usual pre-shading (no post shading this time), decals are Ventura and weathering is Flory Washes for the panel lines and the oil-dot method for all the leaks & stains below. Exhaust plumes are Tamiya ‘Smoke’.
Not much else to say, as ever, feel free to hurl abuse, ask a question or make a comment… A break for a while now because I’m off to sunny Florida on Friday, see you in a couple of weeks.
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