Hasegawa 1/32 P-40K
I searched for this kit at a certain price and every place I looked it was way out of reach for me.
It was when I took a moderate vacation off to go see my son in Chicago t5hat I found a little hobby shop that was out of the way in a little town called Worth in Ill. It is a little township where my son lives. We went and visited this shop where they had kits out the kazoo. I asked the proprietor if he had the kit and he produced it with a price tag about $20.00 less that what I have seen it go for.
This is the Hasegawa P-40E/K kit that I suppose is a replacement for the “Texas Longhorn” kit that I really wanted. My intent was to replicate one of the Aleutian Tigers but I couldn’t really find a reference where they flew K models. So I went OOB with the decals and used the K tail assembly.
I found assembly really pleasant and the implementation of the tail “plug” if you will to be a non issue. the wing to fuse fit was incredible and the ip and pit were fairly accurate in detail.
I was even blown away by the pilot figure and how realistic it looked, I just wished I could do a presentable figure.
For the antenna I used 8lb test monofiliment and sprayed it the color of the airframe. Vallejo Olive Drab was used there and Vallejo light sea gray for the under surfaces. I have this on display in my modeling clubs case at a hobby shop in Tulsa where the modeling club meets.
One more step to achieving sharper skills.
Thanks for looking in.
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