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-[...]
This is the latest, and greatest P-40 kit. The brand new Airfix P-40B! What's not to like about this one? I built it out of the box including using the excellent decals provided for Lt. Welch's Pearl Harbor a/c. I mixed the cockpit's "Curtiss[...]
It was hot on Don Muang Airport outside Bangkok on December 10, 1941, as the humidity increased with the rising tropic sun. The crews of the 60th, 62nd and 98th Sentais sweated to ready the 48 Mitsubishi Ki.21 Type 97 bombers (later to be kno[...]
It's likely everyone will be doing this kit soon, so here are some notes on construction and some detail information on AVG airplanes.
As the four assembly photos demonstrate, if you take care in assembly, you will not use any filler or putty. [...]
The arrival of long-awaited new tool P-40B kits from Bronco and Airfix will likely spin renewed interest in the type. The attached collection of profiles demonstrates units and camouflages representative of the Tomahawk's service with the RAF. A[...]