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 - [...]
After having had a look at what is in the box in part 1 ((link)), 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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Modeling Madness re-published this article from 13 years ago, and I thought you might like to see it with all the photos I took that were not used there.
The flying tigers
In the sixty years since the Second World War, the American [...]
Another of Airfix's newer offerings that goes together well. Although I've finished it as the same aircraft on the box art I have substituted Airfix's decals with ones from Kits World. In the end I used decals from both Kits World and the [...]
I started the Airfix 1/72 Hawk 81A-2 about the time it hit the U.S. shores (December 2012!), planning to build an RCAF Tomahawk. I had it all together by mid-month... and then it sat... and sat. AMS got the better of me and I couldn't [...]