Airfix P-40B in 1/48
Being a veteran of two Monogram P-40s, one by Trumpeter & another by Academy, I really looked forward to the Airfix offering. There were few issues & none that couldn’t be corrected easily, although the spinner nearly defeated me – I don’t know whether or not it was my fault (probably) or due to an undersized moulding in the kit, but when assembled, there was a noticeable difference in the diameter between the cowling front & the spinner base. Since I have always saved removable parts from ‘expired’ models I raided the spares box & found a complete Monogram spinner & prop! I also had the impression that the prop blades were a bit on the slim side in the Airfix kit & possibly the Monogran ones were a bit broad, so a few swipes with a sanding stick, the construction of a new mount & bingo… a perfect fit! This is a kit crying out to be built in several versions & colour schemes. I’m sure I will do another. What’s the betting that Airfix will bring out a ‘Tomahawk’?
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