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1/32 EDUARD P-40N Warhawk “Joanne 49”

February 29, 2020 · in Aviation · · 18 Comments

This is 1/32 Eduard P-40N Warhawk with the markings of “Joanne” from 89th Fighter Squadron, 80th Fighter Group, Karachi, India 1943. This warhawk has dark blue spinner though it is from 89th FS, probably its spinner borrowed from another 90th FS Warhawk. Also note the backward drop tank.
Paints are Gunze Sangyo acrylics.
Some decals like skulls, numbers on the tail and figures on the wheels are custom made by
Happy Modelling

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18 responses

  1. Yet another master study of the P-40 in 1/32nd scale. With clear bright photography, sharp build with some superb weathering.

    Interesting photo of the P-40 showing some of the exhausting staining reaching back to the lower half of the fuselage and into the tail. This photo must have been taken at the end of a mission. It reminds me of some of the staining found on P-38's.

    Always a treat seeing your work Tolga.

    Two thumbs up.

  2. Wow Tolga @tolgaul, nice looking build. First thing I noticed was the reversed drop tank. I was like..."Wait a minute...". LOL Now that I've seen the original photograph, it makes sense.

    Well done!

  3. Beautiful work as usual Tolga. I really like this.

    There's an interesting thing that some have finally realized about the P-40N canopy: the rear section doesn't have frames. It's made of three pieces (because they couldn't form that much plastic in one piece at the time) that are glued together with MEK, and those are reinforced by thin plastic strips glued over the joints, again with MEK. MEK crazes the plastic (as we all have discovered to our displeasure at times), so it reflects differently in sunlight, and ends up in black and white photos looking like a metal frame. The same thing is how people thought US gun turret bubbles had "frames" - the frames being plastic reinforcement of the pieces once glued together. I saw this effect myself with the Planes of Fame P-40N, which has an unpainted rear glass, but with the sun shining at the right angle, it looked exactly like metal frames, and because it was clear, it refracted the colors on the fuselage that it touched, and looked like painted metal. (we're constantly learning). Anyway, passed on FYI in the future.

    • Thank you for the information. Ths is really interesting how it seems like frame.
      But I will continue to paint them in my future builds because if I left unpainted, the view will be not so good in clear plastic.
      Thanks again for this.

  4. A real beauty ! nice job! Is that MEK aka methyl ethyl keytone, I think our corrosion control guys used it.

  5. Excellent build. Really like the weather beaten paint.

  6. Tolga, I always liked the "Skull" markings on a well made model like you've presented here. Nicely done !

  7. Usual superb work Tolga, and you can never have too many P-40's in one's display cabinet.

  8. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Very keen work on this model Tolga, the cockpit work is very well done and the total weathering is very well applied.

  9. A typical Tolga project - stellar paint work and overall beautiful finish. Well done!

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