Battle of Kasserine Pass Group Build: 1/48 Eduard P-39L Airacobra
My last last contribution to this group build. Thanks again to David Thomas for stating this GB, it’s been a lot of fun and the selections presented here by fellow iModelers have been truly inspiring. Great historical narratives and some excellent builds. No real issues were involved with building this P-39 and those that were are self inflicted. As someone stated before, I know where all the mistakes are and I’m not telling.
This model represents one flown by Major Charles W. Hoover, the CO of the 345th Fighter Squadron. It’s believed it’s the only P-39 in the MTO to wear the sharksmouth nose art and was credited with 1 1/2 victories flying this P-39. Paints used were Model Master acrylics and Tamiya enamels, where I did some brush painting in the cockpit then used rattle cans for the fuselage. Some of the included PE from the kit was used for the belts and some additional cockpit detail. A Pitt Pen helped to highlight the panel lines and I did use the supplied decals which were very good. Nylon thread represents the antenna.
Not one of my best efforts and not a show winner but that means I’ll probably do another one.
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