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1/48 Mauve P-40M/KittyHawk III

October 6, 2019 · in Aviation · · 12 · 2.3K

Latest off the bench is the old kit depicted as the mount that Pilot Officer Geoffrey Fisken flew with 14 Squadron on Guadalcanal in 1943. Added a seat plus some Ultracast wheels to spice her up a bit. A combination of Tamiya paints and Model Master acrylics were used. The decals for Fisken's plane were graciously provided by a fellow modeler who like me enjoys building 's. And no I did not paint those stripes they are in fact decals .A Pitt Pen was used to highlight panel lines and nylon thread was used for the antenna line.

Had several self inflicted issues with this build, but after awhile you just tell yourself get her done.
Quick shout out to Frederick Seitz who's III ,posted here several days ago, is really a show stopper. Well done Fred.

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12 responses

  1. Well done, Tom...I like it. πŸ™‚

  2. Another great P-40 build! Nice base also.

  3. Tom, your work just keeps getting better and better and better! Well done!

    Pilot Officer Geoffrey Fisken was most like very happy to receive this new P-40. I sure would!

  4. Really nice work Tom!

  5. beautiful build tom...i did not know any allies flew with the "cactus air force" other than u.s. military...i will bone up

  6. πŸ™‚ … Greetings … πŸ™‚ :
    A P-40 is a very welcome sight and this one is no exception … good work Tom.

  7. Nice to see this kit built up Tom, the Mauve P-40's have an almost mythical status.
    Great Build.

  8. Good looking P-40! Interesting scheme - it definitely was not a "designer" who decided where to put all the stripes!

  9. So true Greg so true

  10. This is another Masterpiece from the Bebout Curtiss factory... well done Tom. Your signature base looks perfect under this one !


  11. Very nice. Its always great when you can get the stripes to work

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