Since the Tiffy is completed it’s time to get busy on the P-40N. As usual construction begins with the cockpit, and it just mystifies me that with all the great detail included in this kit they use such a cheap looking seat. Consequently I used an aftermarket Quickboost one as an alternative.
All interior detail was hand painted and then I used a brown wash to bring out some detail.
For the instruments I optioned to use the decal that came with the kit. However, I sanded down some of the detail before applying the decals. Once dried I covered them with dull coat to eliminate the sheen. Took a toothpick and dropped some Model Master gloss clear acryl to bring out the glass.
Now the kit comes with a four piece fuselage
. I assume it was done so Hasegawa could also make this N model into an K model.
Rather than gluing the tail section together I optioned to glue them to the front sections first before attaching the two sides. That way I was assured all the panel lines lined up.
More to come