This is a nice kit but my problems started when I decided to put the Aires cockpit in it. It was not that great of an improvement to the kit parts and it was too wide. I sealed the fuselage and inserted it as a unit up through the wing opening[...]
Terrific model, excellent build, and one I would recommend absolutely.
I used Tamiya acrylics, which is something I have not done in over twenty years. I also used Star Fighter Decals, which I am pleased to report, worked flawlessly.
This is 1/48 Airfix P-40B Tomahawk with TuAF markings circa 1942-44.
Cockpit modified with Eduard PE set and Ultracast seat.
Other modifications are:
- Ultracast wheels
- Aires landing gear doors
- Quickboost gun barrels
- Ultracast exhausts
This is my second Airfix 1/48 scale P-40; this time in the guise of a Tomahawk IIb as flown by Wing Commander Peter Jeffrey, 3 Squadron RAAF, in the western desert in 1941.
Our IPMS-NSW club has a group build coming up later this year & has [...]
One of the recent "new tooling" Airfix's 1/72 starter sets, and relaxingly easy build it is!
This is an out of box build that spanned two weekends but were truncated due to other project commitments & stretched across the month of Septembe[...]
Another shelf of doom project finished . I present the awesome little 1/48 Airfix P-40B flown by 2nd Lt. George Welch , 47th Pursuit Squadron ,15th Pursuit Group Wheeler Field , Oahu ,Hawaii December 7th 1941 . Painted with Tamiya and Mr paints[...]
Being a veteran of two Monogram P-40s, one by Trumpeter & another by Academy, I really looked forward to the Airfix offering. There were few issues & none that couldn't be corrected easily, although the spinner nearly defeated me - I don[...]
After having had a look at what is in the box in part 1 (), it is time to actually start building this thing. And we all know how this goes, right?
You don’t say. Anyway, the cockpit goes together quite well, if you keep in mind to first chec[...]
There have been a couple of attempts at the early P-40 in 48th scale over the years. The old Monogram kit and the Academy one have been around for quite some time. More recent offerings from Trumpeter and Bronco combine state-of-the-art, 21st-[...]