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Ken Patterson
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P-40E Aleutian Tiger

May 31, 2014 · in Aviation · · 18 · 2.9K

I built this a while ago but thought it would be good for my first iModeler post.

This aircraft is from the 343rd FG, 11th FS in the Aleutians 1942. I thought this was different in that there were no blue surrounds on the national insignia. I got the idea from a photo in Squadron's In Action book.

This is the kit from with the following modifications and add-ons

• Removed extra frame work to make an 'E' windscreen
• Mike Grant instrument decals
• Added wiring behind instrument panel
external photo etch
• ID bands and stars were masked and painted
• Decals are Barracuda Cals P-40E Warhawks Part I
• Added brake lines
• Added extra plumbing/wiring to the wheel wells
• Enhanced the gunsight by adding an MV lens
• Used an MV lens for the landing/taxi light and fuselage formation lights
• Made seat belts from tape and the buckle hardware from Eduard 1/32 USAAF Seatbelt set
• Antenna is E-Z line
• Modelmaster paint
• Pastel weathering

Thanks for looking,

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18 responses

  1. Very nice! I have this kit in the stash, it is fortunately a later issue after Hasegawa had fixed the canopy error.

  2. Nice looking P-40, Ken. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  3. Very nice . 🙂

  4. Superb model, I really like the Aleutian Tiger's P-40's. Great first post Ken.

  5. Nice, a good looking P 40.

  6. beautiful work ken...welcome aboard

  7. Welcome Ken. Couldn't pick a better subject for a first post.
    Well done.

  8. Nice job all around but I especially like how you handled the windscreen.

  9. Having built a few of those kits, that is really excellent work on this model.

  10. Nice clean build.

  11. At the risk of being branded a heretic, the Aleutian Tiger nose art was always my favorite. Well done Ken.

  12. Great job with this one, nice and clean build.

  13. What a great choice for your first posting Ken. Also a seldom seen scheme as well. Nice Pics, details clear, thanks for sharing.


  14. VERY well done, Ken. Many highlights. Instrument panel, the 'pit generally, and subtle weathering particularly appealing. Look forward to seeing more of your work.

  15. Very nice Tiger.

  16. Home run on your first at-bat. Well done and welcome!

  17. Ken,
    Excellent work on this. Beautiful model.

  18. You've certainly made lots of new friends with this model, Ken, welcome to iModeler.

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