By the summer of 1942, the Japanese threat to Australia by direct invasion was largely over, but the threat posed by the Japanese takeover of New Guinea meant that Australia could still be isolated strategically, and later invaded. Two years of[...]
Today’s Air Force has decided to emphasize its history as a means of unit inspiration.
This has resulted in units with real “history” as the service decides which unit designations will continue in active service, so that one finds the 1st Ta[...]
This is 1/32 Hasegawa P-40 Kittyhawk Mk.1 finished with the markings of “London Pride ” (AK772 GA-Y) from No.112 Squadron RAF (Shark Squadron) during spring of 1942 in Gambut Libya . This Kittyhawk was flown by P.O. Burney & Sqn Ldr. Clive C[...]
This model, representing a machine flown by Sq. Ldr. Dicky Cresswell, was built alongside the USAAC P-40E that I posted earlier. I used Ultracast seat w/Sutton harness, exhausts, and wheels plus decals from the Cutting Edge PYN-Art Series. I op[...]
Here is my last model that I finished.
This is 1/48 Hasegawa P-40N Warhawk with the markings of 89th FS 80th FG in India during 1944.
The decals are from Eagle Strike “Birds of Prey Warhawks and Kittyhawks Part 1” # 48147.
Other modifications [...]
This is the Hasegawa 1/32 P-40 (actually the "Kittyhawk III/P-40M" iteration) with the Greymatter Figures conversion for the Merlin engined P-40. Zotz decals.
The model currently resides in the home of the real "Duchess of Durham."
Pretty much out of the box,added a vac sliding part of the canopy and had a go at fading the paintwork.The overspray in the wheelwell is intentional as this was often seen.
I always liked the P-40N, it's my favorite of the whole Warhawk/Kittyhawk family and I always wanted to do white-tailed New Guinea warrior.
Well, here it is, my latest finished build, 1:48 P-40N from Hasegawa.
The kit is beautifully detailed, bu[...]
1/48 Hasegawa P40 Kittyhawk Mk III built OOB with kit decals representing Geoff Fisken's famous mount. Images done with a Canon Powershot SD600 Digital camera.
The Olive Drab is a home mix of green and brown with red and yellow added and a fine,[...]