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The old Revell 1/72 P-40E

This is my first writing on this site so I decided to show my first build in 30 years of not building a kit...build it for a FB GB that ended this past April, 2020. It was fun, I tried to make this old dog do some new tricks. This is the old Revell P-40E in scale...I build a ton of these back in the late 60's and early 70's. I did not used any after market parts, anything that was changed on this build was scratched built: cockpit, carburetor inlet, reworked the spinner, move the exhaust stacks back a little and a few other things. The decals are original from this kit except for the tiger's mouth which is over 40 yeas old Micro-Scale set. I had fun on this build and happy with it, got me back into building again. Later I will post more of my recent and past builds.

Thanks,
Bob

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14 responses

  1. Nicely done! I can't remember how many of those old Revell 1/72 scale kits I built as a kid!

  2. First of all, welcome Bob @v1pro, to this great community.
    You did a great job on this oldie.
    And you definitely not lost your modelling techniques after all these years.
    Well done.

  3. I remember those old kits. Welcome back to the hobby.

  4. A fine job on a classic, I did one of these last year, welcome aboard!

  5. This is a wonderful P-40E, Bob. Love your job, improvisations included!
    What a nice comeback to our beloved hobby.
    Welcome aboard!

  6. Hey guys, thank you. It feels great to be back in this hobby. This is a great site and very healthy too with great builds and modelers. This build was completed almost a year ago, since then I have completed 14 builds. I will eventually post them including some restoration of my older builds. Thank you again! 👍.

  7. Welcome back, Bob. I built one of those as a kid too.

  8. Welcome to iModeler, Bob, this old kit came up great, definitely liked.

  9. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Welcome to this forum, I do trust you will have a good time here.
    Very nice job on this classic Revell model kit Bob.

  10. Man those things were rough, you smoothed that one out nicely.
    I think I had them all. Even then, I knew they were rough. Box arts were
    masterpieces though.

  11. I agree with Bill, and always thought maybe they should've had their boxtop artists design the kits too, they would've at least looked much better!
    Welcome back to the hobby and I like you already. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  12. Guys, thank you again! I have looked at some of your works, just amazing!

  13. Welcome to iModeler, and back to the hobby! Love the Warhawk - it is my favorite kind of project - bringing to life these really old kits (as my soon-to-be posted Airfix 109 will attest). Nicely done!

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