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Monogram 1/72 P-36C 28th C.G. Elmendorf AK.? Midway/Aleutians

by Robert Royes on June 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

Hearing that P-36s were in Alaska around the time period of the build and having few other candidates I decided on building my blue boxed Hawk. Now for a paint scheme, which was harder than I planned, On the net. […]


by George Henderson on December 12, 2016 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

Not a night fighter this time but fits right in with my oddball schemes. This aircraft, along with it’s squadron mates sported some pretty weird paint schemes while attending the 1939 Cleveland National Air Races. Trying to interpret the colours […]

Camouflage & Markings – Curtiss P-36 Mohawk in RAF Service

by Editor on September 30, 2016 in Aviation -- 5 Comments

Let’s round off our Curtiss *hawk series with a prequel – a few P-36 Mohawks in the RAF service. With profiles by Rick Kent (used by permission) accompanied by text and research by Joe Baugher. – Ed. Considerable interest in […]

Curtiss Wahwk H-75 A-4

by Henry Ghisolfo on April 6, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Another of my favorite planes, in one of the best schemes for it. Azur 1/72 scale, out of the box, with minor improvements, paint with Xtracolor airbrush free hand. best regards Henry Ghisolfo

The last P-36C built flies again!

by Tom Cleaver on May 5, 2015 in Show Reports -- 15 Comments

This is the last Curtiss P-36C constructed, serial number 38-210. Built in 1939 and delivered to Selfridge Field, Michigan in May 1939. She participated in the 1939 Cleveland Air Races in September 1939 with experimental camouflage, then participated in the […]

For December 7th

by Bill Koppos on December 7, 2013 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

The day all Hell broke loose, and changed the lives of millions. This 1/32 Special Hobby P-36 represents one of the few U.S. machines to gain the air that morning. Lt. Phil Rasmussen managed to take off (legend says still […]

Last Hawk 75: Finnish “Sussu” – 1/32 SH kit

by Tom Cleaver on September 20, 2013 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

The Special Hobby 1/32 Finnish Hawk 75. Known to the Finns as the “Sussu,” this was done as the airplane flown by Kyosti Karhila, the top-scoring Finnish Hawk 75 ace (13.5 victories). Right after I finished it I discovered this […]

Hawk 75A-4 “Mohawk IV” RAF, Special Hobby 1/32

by Tom Cleaver on September 19, 2013 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

This is the Special Hobby Hawk 75A-4 “Mohawk IV” kit. The French Air Force, in addition to ordering the Pratty & Whitney-powered Hawk 75A-1/2/3, also ordered the Hawk 75A-4, which differed by being powered by a Wright GR-1820 Cyclone 9 […]

Azur (Special Hobby) Armee de i’Air Hawk 75A-3

by Tom Cleaver on September 18, 2013 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

This is the Special Hobby Hawk 75A-3 as released by Azur with French markings. The Azur offering differs from the SH kit in having resin parts for the cockpit that did not really give greater detail and in fact fit […]

“The Gold Bug” – P-36A of CO, 18th Pursuit Group – Special Hobby 1/32 kit

by Tom Cleaver on September 17, 2013 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

The P-36 is one of those under-rated airplanes. For some reason, it’s seen as a failure, though the record indicates otherwise. The first modern fighter for the USAAC that was remotely competitive with European contemporaries, the P-36 in its Hawk […]