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1/32 Hasegawa P-40N-1 Warhawk “Ruth A”

This is 1/32 Hasegawa P-40N-1 flown by Lt.G.L.Walston, , 16th FS 51st FG, Kunming, China 1944.
Base kit is 1/32 Hasegawa P-40M with some after market modifications.

Cockpit modified by Eduard PE set.
Exhaust stacks and wheels replaced with Eduard resins.
Decals are from Eduard P-40N Warhawk kit.
Note that the aircraft lacked the national insignia on the top of the left wing.
Paints :Gunze Sangyo acrylics.

Happy Modelling

35 additional images. Click to enlarge.


24 responses to 1/32 Hasegawa P-40N-1 Warhawk “Ruth A”

  1. Now who doesn’t like to see a P-40 with teeth? Not me, nicely done Tolga.

  2. The P-40 is one of my Faves!! and this one is really nice. I love your paint work, it shows the weathering and aging without looking like you are forcing it. Very nice and I wish I could match it in my finish work….Beautiful!

  3. Lovely as always Tolga! You’re such a consistent modeler – always a great finish with fine shading, and lovely detail work. Well done.

  4. Beautiful piece of art. Can you perhaps tell us about the origin of the unusual camoflauge pattern? The ‘green blobs’ on the leading and trailing edges of the wing just don’t seem right to me. I know it’s authentic, but why was that done and in what way was it better. Any idea?

    • That was standard Curtiss paintwork on the P-40N. It was also standard on some other USAAF aircraft of the period like the A-20G. The idea was to break up the outline shape. Turned out to not be that successful, but the P-40Ns all got it.

    • Thanks David
      Here is the scheme of this bird from Eduard s box.

      1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  5. Fantastic job!

  6. Beautifully done!

  7. Some aircraft where made to ware the sharks mouth… the intake scoop lends its self to be the perfect canvas it’s, so cliche. Just as s lot AVG Flying Tiger kits get built that it becomes ad nau·se·am. Or a big yawn. However, Tolga your build…you’ve gotten away with it by making the common just a tad different to make interesting.

    Two thumbs up.

  8. It’s getting really boring and redundant to say “Another Tolga Masterpiece” but what are you going to say when that’s the fact of the matter? Beautiful work as usual, Tolga. I admire your consistent excellence.

  9. That’s one fine looking P-40.

  10. This is an amazing build Tolga. @tolgaul

    You are an exceptional model builder. Each and every one of your planes look so realistic and lifelike. The words Fabulous and Fantastic come to mind when I look at this P-40.

    Well done my friend. I pressed the “Like” button too !!!!

  11. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    A very impressive build Tolga, this is a very nice model of the P-40. And what is not to like … it even has the intimidating shark mouth, so very fitting.
    Thank you for sharing the photos.

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