Nose Art Group Build 1/48 Hasegawa P-40N
Many thanks to Jamie Carreon for starting this Group Build, the amount of subjects as well as various models that can be entered are truly endless. My addition is the Hasegawa P-40N that’s been around for awhile but still builds up as an excellent model. Nice detail as well as a very good parts fit are it’s high points. The low point for me was the lack of a decent cockpit seat, therefore I substituted an aftermarket one. I also used Fundekals for the stars and bars as Hasegawa seems to have trouble producing the color white on their decals.
The cockpit was hand painted using Model Master acrylics, the upper service was painted using Tamiya TS-68 Wooden Deck Tan from a rattle can. The lower service is Model Master Duck Egg Blue. Weathering was done with a brown Pitt Pen to high light the panel lines. Antenna wire is nylon thread. Fun build for me and I’ll probably add another model to this GB.
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