AMT 1/48 P-40F ‘Short Tail”
Thought it was time for Tommy’s TomaHawk/WarHawk factory to gear up production again. Also because we all seem to have plenty of time here in Ohio for building kits. Took this old AMT kit and added an aftermarket seat, exhause stacks and wheels to jazz her up a bit. Did some modifications by adding some detail to the carb intake and radiator to more accurately depict a Merlin engine P-40. A fatal flaw of this kit.
Paints were a combination of Tamiya acrylics and Model Master enamels of Azure Blue, Middle Stone and Dark Earth. I also used for the first time a mask for the camofluge pattern from Top Notch. I really liked the way they worked. Antenna is nylon thread and panel lines are outlined using a Pitt Pen. The decals were from previous AMT kits and represent a P-40F flown by 2LT Erwin Silsbee from the 86th FS, 79th FG in North Africa markings. Stay safe everyone.
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