1/48 Airfix P-40B Tomahawk Mk.II 112 Squadron Nth Africa
I built this one in the later half of 2019. This is the lovely P-40B by Airfix in 48th scale. Flown by Sergeant William Earl Houston (RNZAF). This is GA-O (AK457) from 112 Squadron RAF during their time in North Africa.
I'm quite chuffed with the way this one turned out. I put a lot more into the weathering in the way of Faber-Castel water colours, AK Interactive weathering pencils, pigments, washes and filters. Normally I'm a bit dialled back with weathering but made an effort to push it beyond what I'd normally do. I hope the result speaks for itself. The only thing I'm not happy with is the size of the thread used for the aerial rigging. I think I'll go up in size next time as it's too fine for 48th.
It was nice to build a machine flown by a Kiwi cousin.
Airfix Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.II item A05133
Quickboost radiator inlet
Master details barrels, pitot and ring and bead gunsight
Barracuda resin wheels
Ushi fine rigging thread
...and of course Mr Color for the camo colours and Vallejo paints for the fiddly details.
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