This is my 1/72 Academy P-40M with Finnish Air Force markings that I completed a couple of months ago. This is a nice kit that can be made as either a M or N versions of the P-40. There are a few things that I felt needed some attention: the hei[...]
This is SMER's P-40K, I started this build while still working on my first build last year (Revell P-40E) hoping to have a quick build but that did not happen. This kit fought me a bit but this was probably more me than the kit. The wing to body[...]
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 Revell GB that ended this past April, 2020. It was fun, I tried to make this old dog do some new tricks. This is the [...]
The names Welch, Taylor, Brown, Rasmussen and Sanders are names commonly known as "the five that got up" on 7 December. What can be lesser known is the details of their aircraft. P-40B "160" is generally regarded as the mount of George Welch, th[...]
Amtech P-40L-5 of the 79th Fighter Group in Mediterranean Theater markings ca late 1943, most likely in Sicily. I like the USAAF aircraft in the RAF-style camo (Dark Earth, Midstone, Azure), and British fin flash obscuring the serial number. I[...]
Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.II (P-40B)
Here's my representation of the Airfix Tomahawk in 1/48 scale, this aircraft was flown by Sgt. William Earl Houston, No.112 Squadron at Libya in 1941.
This model was built Out of the box, I wanted to d[...]
Back in the early 1980's I just cut out the decals and put them in water, then slid them onto the model. A decade or more later I started cutting around each number/letter, including the insides of the letter "O"/"P"/"A" etc. The first photo is [...]
Following the information received on a forum concerning the camouflage of the P-40 N with the serial number corresponding to mine (Presence of green spots on the wings and horizontal control surfaces), I reviewed my camouflage. I also f[...]
This is the recent Wolfpack re-issue of the Hobbycraft kit. While it is old, the basic plastic is pretty nice with a few accuracy issues. I remember building the HC P-35 around 1995 and enjoying it, so I thought I’d give this one a go. Wolfpa[...]
Just heard that Tom Doll has made his last rolling takeoff from the flight deck, headed west.
Tom was an amazing writer, a real lover of naval aviation (go google him at Amazon and see all the books he wrote that you've read at one time or anot[...]