AMT 1/48 P-40N “Rosie the Riviter”
Rosie is my entrance into the Teeth and Fangs GB here on iModeler. This A/C flew with the 49th Fighter Group, 7th Fighter squadron, and that’s all the information I could find concerning this P-40. I did locate a single B/W photo of the original Rosie but no other information: i.e. pilot/pilots or missions flown.
After a very hectic spring and summer, my wife broke her hip on the first day of vacation in late April, I’ve had little time for models. Hence I decided I needed to get my MOJO back with something quick and relatively easy to build. Easy because I’ve built several of the AMT P-40 kits and I’m very familiar with their construction. Besides one can never have enough P-40’s displayed on the shelf.
Aftermarket items were an Ultracast seat, as well as wheels and exhaust stacks. Paints were a combination of Tamiya rattle cans, brush painted Model Master acrylics in the cockpit,and airbrushed Model Car World lacquer for the white tail. It covers really well but you better have an spray booth because it’s lacquer. Antenna wire is nylon thread. The stars and bars are from Fundeckals, the nose art from the kit and anything additional from the spares box. I enhanced the gun site by adding some clear acetate to represent glass, the IP is a decal from the spares.
I always start by builds with the goal being this model is going to be perfect. Well, not this time but Rosie looks like a P-40N and I’m happy with the result. By the way” she who must be obeyed” is recovering quite well which means more time for the bench in my future.
Happy modeling everyone.
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