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1:48 Scale, Airfix P-40B, “Tomahawk”

Terrific model, excellent build, and one I would recommend absolutely.

I used Tamiya acrylics, which is something I have not done in over twenty years. I also used Star Fighter Decals, which I am pleased to report, worked flawlessly.

Markings are for a P-40B, assigned to the 55th PS, 35th PG, Hamilton Field, California in December 1941.

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20 responses

  1. that is awesome looking...great build,great finish and great color...beautiful decal selection

  2. Very well done early P-40 state side. Every one of these built so far have been excellent. Another great example here.
    Moderate weathering perfect for the California environment of the day. Making a note to self. Need to pick up a couple of Airfix kits this upcoming year. Well done Frederick, thanks for sharing.

  3. Frederick, this build looks spot on. Airfix P-40 seems the best game in town and you brought it to full splendour. Tamiya acrylics are still a great option, all it needs is a proper dilution with Isopropyl and what we get are smooth and evenly coverage painted surfaces. I still used them a lot by airbrush but not brush.
    BTW, I missed your Do 17 finished article and just saw it now... it’s a beauty also!

  4. Very nice. I use lots of Tamiya but I'm slowly weaning my way onto Vallejo

  5. Very nice work. I am sure the Airfix kit is better than the 50 some year old revell kit that I built a few times. Your model looks very crisp and clean, you did a fantastic job on it and the painting is perfect.

  6. Great looking P-40! I love the early P-40s! Yours is done extremely well.

  7. Nice, clean build Frederick...good job.

  8. Very nice early Warhawk. Looks great!

  9. Nice result Freddie! I love the Airfix P-40B/C.

  10. Excellent as usual ! There's just something about a P-40... Please let us know how the Ju-87 goes.

  11. A lovely job Frederick. I've built two of these & enjoyed both. Airfix have really lifted their game; roll on 2019! Your photos are great too, thanks for sharing.

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