AMT 1:48 scale P-40F, "Warhawk"
Another P-40 model, and this one is NOT built OOB like the previous builds.
The basic kit isn't bad, but it isn't one of those, "I gotta build it" kits like Hasegawa or Tamiya. However, I you want to build an 'F' or an 'L' model P-40 without the major surgery of refit kits, then this will be the kit for you.
I used the Cutting Edge resin cockpit and Ultracast exhaust stubs and 'Block' tread P-40 wheels. I added needle hypo tubing for the wing MG's, fine wire brake lines. I scratchbuilt a new carb intake to the correct single scoop design that was located in the chin, whereas the kit came with the double version, that really was not on most production P-40 'F's.
I used Aeromaster decals and stretched sprue for the antennas
Scheme is the usual USAAC OD over NG and the checkers on the tail are decals.
Paint is Model Master Enamels and weathering is my usual thinned oils and pastel chalk.
Well, another one down and it's time to get busy on finishing the paint job on the N1K1.
Have a great night folks!
Freddie from LI
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