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[...]
I've been wanting to do this scheme ever since i saw it Squadrons P-40 In Action book. Awhile back there was debates going on whether it was an accurate scheme or not, the general thought was that it was not and that it was probably in the stand[...]
Have been modeling for 30 years and this is the first P-40 I have built. Not sure why, as I have always been a big fan since I saw “The Flying Tigers” as a kid. Really enjoyed building this kit, and it is one of Airfix’s better efforts. It is fi[...]
Here is a model that I finished about 20 years ago. It is the P-40 N from Mauve at 1/48. It did not please me much anymore because I found it sad on its base so I decided to redo this base.
At the same time I made some additions of ant[...]
The vintage P-40E dates back to 1964[my example is actually1971], The P-40K kit was produced in the mid 1990's. When I looked over the K it looked very similar to the old E kit, It looks like some where along the way some one updated the origin[...]
I do enjoy building other subjects than P-40's especially when an actual person can be associated with a model. This is my rendition of Cpt. Edward"Bud" Shaw's Corsair when he served with VMF-213 with the Cactus Air Force on Guadalcanal. Shaw wa[...]
Just another P-40 from the Bebout Curtiss Factory, this one from Hasegawa. If you've build any of their P-40's you know they use various plug in parts, enabling them to produce several different P-40 versions using a base air frame. Many thanks [...]
This is AK431, a workhorse from the North Africa campaign, based in Fayid, Egypt in 1943. I was attracted to the P-40’s battered, leaky look - a survivor in a tough environment. Apart from an unfortunate Me-109 I mauled as a 10-year-old, this is[...]
Thanks to the invention of the "net" I was able to get some quality "Life Magazine" photo's of the old airplane on a carrier deck and in flight. As a kid growing up during WW-II we all bought Life Magazine's weekly magazine as they took us throu[...]