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Robert Royes
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P-40F 'Dammit',33 FG Operation Torch, Battle of Kasserine Pass

's P-40F ,I replaced the kit's vacuform canopy assy. with one from a hasegawa 'E' kit. Used kit decals of Dammit , one of the 's of the 33FG ferried to North Africa on the USS Chenango CVE-28,To take part in Operation Torch. Dec. 1942. Thanks to the expansion of the group build I thought that I might share this older build. except for the vacuform canopy ,of which my feeble hands can't content with, I think it's a great little kit.

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  1. Great build, Robert! Beautiful and tidy for a 72nd scale bird. Lovely kitty.

  2. Very cool Robert ! I especially like how you presented the model along with some original photos ... Well done Sir !

  3. Nice clean build, sir.

  4. Very nice P-40, Robert.

  5. Robert, this is fantastic. The transfer of the P-40s from the Chanango is one of my favorite subplots of the overall Kasserine Pass drama.

  6. Nice work Robert, P 40's always look great in the desert scheme - the dupont equivalents give an little extra dimension to me.
    Wonderful photos - it looks as though the Kittyhawks were catapulted off the forward deck - never heard of that before - fascinating!

  7. I'm guessing the short deck of the CVE was the reason?

  8. A really striking scheme, with lots of contrast, brilliantly executed - great work again, Robert!

  9. Nice P-40 Robert - love all the different schemes worn on the WWII icon!

  10. Good stuff. Nice wee P 40.

  11. Nicely done Robert, looks good.

  12. Very nice color scheme! Congrats and thanks for sharing!

  13. Interesting pictures bring your model to life.

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