Accurate Miniatures 1/48 P-400
Just a little nudge for someone building an awesome 1/32 P-400 on iModeler. Completed this kit probably 7 years ago after deciding to build models again. Boy have I learned a lot since then. This was my first attempt at a como scheme and was done with rattle cans and brush painting. Tried some dry brushing and pastel chalks for weathering. Don’t remember any real problems with the fit or alignment of the parts. However I was confused that the box said it was an AM kit, but all the parts were labeled Eduard. Like I stated I’ve learned a lot over the years.
This P-400 represents the aircraft, “Fancy Nancy” on Guadalcanal with the the 67thFS, 347FG. They often referred to themselves as the Cactus Air Force. There you have it,my first P-39/P-400, and you can see glue where there shouldn’t be any, and for the experts out there I have the wrong exhause stacks for the P-400. Yes, one does learn a lot as time goes on. My resoluation for 2018 is to keep glue from sticking to my fingers, keep the paint off my clothes and try to build as much of my stash before I depart his earth.
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