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1/32 Trumpeter P-40 B Tomahawk

February 13, 2013 · in Aviation · · 6 · 3.2K

This is B from built several years ago with the markings of RAF 112nd squadron. Construction started with the engine. Exhausts replaced with those from Nobblecraft.

Next step is the cockpit. Unfortunately Trumpeter's cockpit is too shallow and impossible to get a good result with the parts from the box. So I decided to use long sold out Cutting Edge cockpit set. It needs some surgery during the replacement. The PE instrument panel is from Eduard. Wheel wells are also modified by Eduard exterior set. The cockpit is painted to US interior green with Gunze Sangyo acrylic. The seat is painted to natural metal color with Alclad Aluminium lacquer

Upper surfaces are painted with Dark earth and Middlestone with Gunze Sangyo acrylics. I used Model Master enamel paint for the Azure Blue on the lower surfaces.

The decals are from Eagle Cal decal set # EC-71. The British type pitot tube is scratchbuilt. Final additions are an old GM 2 gunsight and antenna mast on the rear fuselage from my spares box.

Happy modelling

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  1. Really nice, once again, Tolga.

  2. Excellent work, Tolga...and nice, clear pics as well.

  3. Very nice work. Was always curious how the Trumpeter kit looked, stacked up against the Hasegawa P-40 series.

  4. Wow, it is possible to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear! I didn't think it possible, at least not with this pig of a kit.

    For those who would like to know in detail all the unfixably-wrong problems with this kit (like the P-36 horizontal stabs, which are too narrow in chord for a P-40), you can read my review over at Modeling Madness.

    But a definite 10 for determination.

    • Due to suggestion "all the P-40 s elevators have the same shape from B to N" replacing the trumpeters elevators by the Masterdetails P-40D-N resin product (horizontal tail surfaces) can fixe the problem? What do you think about this Tom?

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