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Paul van Acker
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Hobbycraft 1/48 P-36A

October 5, 2020 · in Aviation · · 20 · 2.1K

Curtis P-36A flown by commander of the 20th Pursuit Group, March Field California, November 1939. My 4th but the hardest being bare metal finish. 2 months on and off, sanding, filling, resabding, priming, more sanding... but completed today. Hope you like. Thanks for looking.

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20 responses

  1. All that work sure paid off.

  2. Nice work, Paul. I just pulled one of the French boxing’s of that kit from my stash and was thinking of building it soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Just beautiful, Paul.
    The model itself looks great and also the diorama you used is very nice.

  4. Superb result, Paul!
    You did a fantastic work on the Hobbycraft kit.
    What a great inspiration!

  5. Great job, Hobby craft kits definitely take some "modeling skills" and then the prep for a NMF to boot! Well done!

  6. Nicely done - looks great - especially for a Hobby Craft kit!

  7. Great model from a not-so-great kit. Looks super.

  8. All of the above, looks great!

  9. G'day Paul (@paulwoodyvanacker),
    You achieved a beautiful finish on this build.
    I have one in the stash - I intend to do a French bird.
    Given you've built 4 of these, do you have any tips on things to look out for?
    Love it.

    • Thanks mate. I think the biggest issues were the wings attaching to the fuselage. There's a gap that'll need filling, which is what took so long for me with the metal finnish.

      The undercarriage legs don't fit into the allotted holes so take care when attaching. The engine is ok, but the propellor will hit the machine guns mounted on top so be careful when attaching.

      There's veey little detail inside so with every ine, I've closed the canopy.

      I hward Dora Wings may be doing a new tool kit. I hope. I could easily do more. Lol.

      I have pics of all my others in my blog if you'd like to see.

      Good luck with your kit. ?

  10. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Very nicely realized Paul, all the work involved paid off in the long run.

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