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John Healy
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1/48 P-40N

February 23, 2017 · in Aviation · · 17 · 1.8K

This is the old AMT kit from the mid 1990s. All of the AMT P-40s are still solid kits. Each seperate version also has its issues. The cockpits are weak, but the canopies build up well in the closed position. The surface detail is very nice on all of them. They assemble well and can still be found cheap on the second hand market. I finished this one as a RAAF 76 squadron example with Aeromaster decals. Australian P-40s were delivered in the standard OD/NG camouflage, but many were repainted at depot level maintenance facilities in Australian colors. The foliage green topside is Humbrol #149 and the underside sky blue is Humbrol #34 white tinted with a few drops of #89 blue. The yellow on the spinner is Tamiya spray paint.

Just an FYI, if you find any AMT P-40s (E and F/L model) in Amtech boxings, check them before you buy as some had serious mold flaws on the fuselage.

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  1. Another nice clean build, my friend...good work.

  2. Ditto what Craig said...looks nice! Like the Aussie markings and scheme.

  3. Sweet looking P-40 !

  4. What's not to like..Excellent job!

  5. Love it! What did you use for the foliage green? Great job, John!

  6. Great work ! You did a fantastic job with this one too. Thanks for the heads up about the Amtech kits. I have a few of them in my stash, so I'll be checking them out for imperfections to see if mine have been affected.

  7. That yellow spinner adds some real interest to what may otherwise be a rather drab livery, neat work.

  8. I bought (my third) AMT 'N' just before Christmas to build a 'Kiwi' version, it's only right since I live here now !.

    I echo the comment that each of the AMT kits has its' own, erm... idiosynchrisies, but as you say they build very well and when you find them, they're usually half the price of the equivalent H'gawa kits.

    Nice built, John, interesting scheme aswell.


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