P-39 Airacobra 1/32 Scale – Special Hobby
This is a model of a P 39 Q that was stationed on Makin Island in the Gilberts in 1943. The aircraft were originally painted in olive drab and whilst on the island they were re painted in a sand colour which used to weather quite extensively from the prop wash from the aircraft and the conditions on the island. The aircraft were mainly used for ground attack and strafing of shipping in the area.
The Special Hobby Kit needed quite a bit of work, I opened up the engine bay and added an engine from my spares box, I got detail sets from Eduard and Aires for the cockpit and gun bays.
This is a kit I built 2 years ago, and every time I look at it I feel I could have done more.
I am leaving the Congo on the 17 July to get back home and do some serious building again, cant wait.
Hope you enjoy the pictures Guys
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