Thanks guys !!!
Good news. The short tail F is pretty much done. Here’s a few pictures of it before the final bits will be added, and the canopy masking is removed.
In these photos the dull coat is still wet. It eventually turned out nicely and has a flat finish.
I did some research online and I was not able to find a single picture of this actual plane. I found several photos of planes from the same unit, but sadly nothing of this particular P-40. So that means I have to hope that the manufacturer got it right when they did their research. If not it won’t be the first time I find out an error after the build is completed.
One thing I did notice from the photos was the “U.S. ARMY” letters occasionally found on the undersurface of the wings were missing from the kit decals. They were not even mentioned in the instructions or supplied as part of the kit decals, which these are by the way……… In their defense, had I not been looking for them in the pictures I found, I probably would not have noticed them either.
Every photo I found from this unit had the lettering present under the wings.
So I scrounged the decals from the spares and here’s how they look.
The pitot tube, landing light, and antenna wire still have to be installed.
The next time you see it will be during the reveal.
I have one more P-40 to complete and this build journal will be completed.
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