1/48 AMT P-40F Battle of Kasserine Pass Group Build
My final submission for this fun GB started by David Thomas. Really thought I was finished with this GB until I pulled this kit off the shelf. Why not enter one more just for fun, besides it’s another P-40 for my collection. Built pretty much OOB, however I did add an aftermarket seat and wheels. Also used the exhause stacks from a Hasegawa P-40 kit because their detail is better than the kits supplied stacks. I also modified the air filter intakes as the kit’s moldings are incorrect. Simply sanded off the two intakes, added some brass micro-mesh then attached a single intake using tubing. Works for me.
Paints used were a combination of Model Master enamels, acrylics and Tamiya acrylics. Antenna is nylon thread and pastel chalks were used for the exhause stains. The old AMT P-40 series of kits will build into some very nice models with some simple modeling skills. And you can often find them at inexpensive prices at modeling shows. This particular A/C represents one flown by Lt Richard W. Lander with the 315th FS, 324th FG in North Africa in 1943. Fun and quick build, though not a show winner, it looks good on the shelf with my other P-40s.
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