Revell 1/48 P-40B
While others at another modelling site are having hyper fits over the release of the new Airfix P-40B, I proceeded in trying to improve the old Monogram/Revell kit from my stash. At a show I purchased the Medallion Models upgrade kit along with the Starfighter, Pearl Harbor Defenders decal sheet. I added True Detail wheels, a seat with belt, then drilled out the .50 cals, then added some brake lines and I called this one done. I would have tried to drill out the .30 cals, but I didn’t want to go blind or crazy in the process.
The upgrade kit from Medallion is a little tricky but really provides you with a nice cockpit, a new spinner, oil and glycol coolers and wheel well interior. Also included are some gun sights which I used. I can’t say enough about the decals, they are thin and went down extremely well requiring no setting solution at all. I simply applied them over a coat of Future. Paints are a combo of Model Master and Tamiya, enamels and acrylic. So pull that old kit off the shelf and have some fun, I certainly did.
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