Airfix 1/48 Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.II, 112 Squadron, Libya, 1941
Finally I finished another model, I'm just not such a quick builder mainly caused by lack of time.
This build is the Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.II from Airfix (A05133) and represents the No. 112 squadron of the RAF in Libya 1941.
Usually I build OOB and at first this was also the idea for this Tomahawk.
During the build I wanted to give some great ideas of you guys a try as well.
So apart from OOB, this model has self created seat belts made from masking tape.
Although they are still far from perfect, the seat to me looks a bit more realistic this way.
To the main landing gear I added brake lines made from a string of electric wire.
After using the pre-shading technique for the first time, I used the patafix solution for masking, which turns out to be very effective.
Unfortunately it seems I did not use the same thickness of patafix, so some transitions from light to dark brown are a bit sharper than others.
I also noticed after painting that a bit more grinding could have been done.
At the end I attached the antenna wires but this turned out to be a bit of a hassle.
At first they fitted pretty nice to the wingtips but next day in the morning they were loose and re-attaching them made it not look that beautiful anymore.
Next time I will also try to make use of the Uschi rigging wire.
The fitting of this Airfix Tomahawk is pretty nice, no hurdles whatsoever.
Although not perfect, I am pretty happy with the result.
The mentioned issues are learning cases.
Paints used are Vallejo Model Air acrylics and Satin Varnish of Vallejo as well.
Comments about this build, positive and/or negative are appreciated.
Enjoy the pictures and stay safe,
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