Hasegawa, 1/48 P-40E
My last post of 2017, and yes it’s another of Tom’s P-40’s from his on going collection. This is the first Hasegawa P-40 I’ve completed and it’s really a sweet little kit. Went together very well, and no putty or filler was used. I did add a Ultracast seat but everything else as out of the box, to include the decals. Used a combination of Tamiya rattle cans for the exterior and Model Master enamels were hand painted in the cockpit. The antenna wire is nylon thread. This P-40E, “Bob’s Robin”, was flown by Lt. Robert Vaught with the 9th FS, 49th FG, in Australia during the summer of 1944.
Was lucky enough to win a couple of third place finishes at the Toledo and the Cleveland IPMS model shows with this kit. May have to do another one just for fun after I finish a couple of iModeler Group Builds. It’s been a fun year of building for me and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed viewing some incredible models that have been displayed here on iModeler. Keep it up folks and I wish you all a very Happy and prosperous New Year.
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