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Michael Drover
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1/48 Airfix P-40B Tomahawk Mk.II, 112 Squadron RAF North Africa

December 17, 2019 · in Aviation · · 26 Comments

Hi all,

This is the very nice 1/48 scale Airfix P-40B. As flown by Sergeant William Earl Houston (RNZAF) while he was with 112 Squadron in North Africa.

It was a lot of fun to build with lots of experimenting on the paint and weathering.

The details...
Airfix Curtiss Tomahawk II. Item A05133
Kit Decals used
HGW seatbelt
Master barrels, ring and bead gunsight, pitot and pitot tube
Barracuda resin wheels
Quickboost exhausts
Ushi rigging thread for aerial

Mr Color and Gunze Aqueous paints with Faber-Castell and AK Interactive water colour pencil and AK pigments.

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26 responses

  1. Michael, your Tomahawk looks great, especially the upper surface painting and weathering. A lot of extras but certainly worth it. My only sorrow is that you could have build this beauty in our Teeth & Fang GB. There is hardly a more iconic sharkmouth plane as this one. Thanks for posting

  2. very pretty scheme

  3. Nice job on your Tomahawk Michael. Because this A/C was used by so many counties one can never build too many P-40's.

  4. Nice work. That’s a fun kit.

  5. This new tool Airfix model is a very nice kit and is a lot of fun to build. I have built several of them, and plan on doing more, for the same reasons that Tom Bebout mentioned. Your model looks fantastic and I especially like how you have it painted. The weathering looks spot on too.

    Well done and "liked".

  6. Lovely build, and very nice paint and weathering. I have one in my stash, and yours just moved it up on my 'to do' pile!

  7. It is indeed a great kit, and you have made the most out of what you had there, Michael. I really like everything about this, but especially the paintwork.


  8. That's a real beauty - love the paint work and weathering - so rich!

  9. Nice work on this. I did one of these in the desert scheme posted here about a month or so ago. I also enjoyed the build.

  10. Beautiful desert scheme, and the weathering is perfect.

  11. Nicely done, looks great!

  12. Nice work Michael ,classic scheme!

  13. Great build. You should be proud. Nice work.

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