Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, Chinese Air Force
Here’s my rendition of the mythical Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, realised one year ago. It is the “N” version from Hasegawa, and I had some minor issues with fitting, especially the rear part of the fuselage (due to the engineering choosen by Hasegawa in order to minimize the numbers of molds regarding the huge number of versions).
The “N” is my preferred version, and I decided to do an exotic chinese version thanks to Techmod Decals. It was a test for me for weathering, and I am not really happy with the result, especially the aluminium chipping effect which is too heavy. I will do better next time. However, I applied filters there and there, and the result is not too bad, although pictures don’t show it truely.
Something’s wrong too: shape of the green spots (scallops?) at the trailing edges. I followed instructions from Techmod, wrong decision.
Despite all the mistakes, I hope you will enjoy the look of this racy bird.
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