1/48 Hobbycraft P-40F
It's been awhile since I've posted here, life sometimes gets in the way, so here's my 24th P-40 to add to my collection. Although it's a Hobbycraft kit they use the old AMT molds for their rendition of a P-40F. Since I've build several AMT kits this model posed no sunrises during construction. Therefore when building an AMT P-40 F/L one must correct the carburetor intake in the nose. AMT got that part totally wrong and to be accurate it needs correcting. A little sanding and then adding a single intake using some aluminum or plastic tube and you're done.
My only issue during construction was self made as I apparently used a final overcoat that was a little hot and it affected the decals. Ah yes another one of those kits where you told yourself "this won't take long". So it sat on the shelf of doom until I decided to correct the issue and finish her.
Paints used were Tamiya Wooden Deck Tan and RAF Dark Earth. An Ultracast Seat, exhause and wheels were also added, and the IP decal was from the spares box. The SuperScale 48-845 decal sheet was used which depicts P-40F/L's from the 317th FS, 325th FG in North Africa 1943. Now on to that P-51C from Accurate Miniatures because it won't take too long.