1/48 Monogram P-40B
Finished this model a couple of weeks ago and just now getting around to posting it. Picked this old Monogram kit up at of all places a model train show for $5. After I purchased it wondered what I was going to do with it. Consequently, I purchased a cockpit upgrade from Marks Models, it’s a cleaned up version of the Medallion Models upgrades, took a seat from my stash, added some True Detail wheels and parts and pieces from an Iliad decal sheet representing early P-40’s. The paint was from Tamiya rattle cans and I used AS-12, Bare-metal Silver, and TS-17 Gloss Aluminum. Cockpit was brushed painted with a combination of Model Master acrylic paints.
Antenna wire is nylon thread. I also lightly sanded some of the numerous rivets that are represented all over this model. in trying to make it appear more realistic. The prop was finished in bare medal foil. Still working on perfecting that skill. Markings are of an early P-40, that was unarmed, assigned to the Army Air Corps Technical School,10th Air Base Squadron.
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