Monogram P-36A silver-wing
Hello, this is my first post on I-modeler.
I have just finished to assemble the “classic” P-36A Monogram kit in 1/72. Despite its age (half a century), it is a very nice kit and I decided to complete it OOB, without trying to re-scribe it.
Only minor scratch-build detail was added in the cockpit and minor corrections applied (the kit erroneously provides guns on the wings and an antenna mast, which were characteristic of the export – mainly French – versions of the Hawk).
Moreover, since I wanted to display the model in-flight, but this option is not contemplated in the kit, it required some epoxy-putty to shape the retracted gears. I painted it with MrP “white aluminum” and finished it with future and a little of black wash.
The decals in the box were yellowed (the kit is from a white box edition from the seventies)
therefore I preferred to paint the stripes on the rudder, whereas the Indian chief head was cannibalized from the recent AZ kit. I also utilized the roundels from a Techmod sheet and home-printed the black lettering.
Tough the kit provides a small stand I scratch-built a larger (and more stable) one.
Hope you like the model in its simplicity!
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