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An Old Friend...Revell 1/48 P-40B Cockpit Painting

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An Old Friend...Revell 1/48 P-40B Cockpit Painting
Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:56 PM

I have been lost in many things as of late.  Not much time really to post, even to really go online for more than a few minutes every now and then.  It is time to go back to basics.  Time to bring out an old friend.




It seems that everytime I want to try something new I turn to this kit.  i believe I have built this kit at least ten times in its different boxings.  

My first attempt at scratchbuilding was with this kit.
My first attempt at resin aftermarket was with this kit.
My first attempt at photoetch was with this kit.
My first attempt at color modulation was with this kit.
My first attempt at real weathering was with this kit.

You get my point. 

At the beginning of each of my builds I try to picture just what I want to accomplish with the build.  What look am I going after.  This one is no different.  I want to try to portray a bird that has been forgotten.  A bone yard find.  Weathered, faded, just a relic.  

The construction aspect will be simple.  The only real modification will be the installation of the Legend resin cockpit set.  

More of this journey to follow.



Joe

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:00 AM

'Bout time you showed up for work, Joe!

John

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:11 AM

I'll be keeping a close eye on this build. :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:15 AM

Sounds like a very cool idea. Looking forward to it coming together.

-Andy

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:06 AM

This has to be one of the most built kits on the forums. I'm gonna love watching you work this one up into a dream.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:14 AM

Looking forward to this build up!

Toshi

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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Posted by fightnjoe on Friday, May 19, 2017 5:48 PM

Appreciate all of you looking in.  Should be a fun build all around.

 

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, May 19, 2017 7:12 PM

I know what you mean I have built this 1 many times. Mostly when I was younger I have a hole stack of p-40s this is in my stash. And is still my favorite I t may sound strange but I actually like the way the kit feels. When I was a kid I was amazed by the rivits.

It takes me back and that's part of the hobby for me now days.

Looking forward to watching your build.

 

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Posted by fermis on Friday, May 19, 2017 7:39 PM

Awesome!

I'm itchin to do a derelict, myself......HMMMMMMM

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Posted by richs26 on Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:55 AM

On CRAP, there is a photo of an old derelict Tiger.  You could use that as the prototype.

WIP:  Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 73rd BS B-26, 40-1408, torpedo bomber attempt on Ryujo

Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 22nd BG B-26, 7-Mile Drome, New Guinea

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Posted by blackdog62 on Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:00 PM

The one they found out in the desert is pretty cool. Not sure where someplace in North Africa and mostly all there.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:10 PM
This is going to be fun. I am comfortable with the kit and I think that is the best part of the whole process. Joe

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, June 26, 2017 10:01 PM

Well my friends here I am to finally get started on the Hawk.

First up is the cockpit.  That means clean up of the resin, really not bad at all, and getting some color.

After cleanup I began with a base coat of Flat Black Rustoleum, this is for shadows.  I then sprayed Interior Green, Model Master Enamel, from the "top" down.  Preserving the shadows as much as I can.  The final bit for this stage is the picking out of details with a small pointed brush.  A P-40 has little variance, dominated mostly with Greens and Black.  






Not really much for excitement but I did record this as I was moving along.  Posted HERE


I will be updating that playlist with the newest for this build.


All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, June 26, 2017 10:26 PM

VERY well done so far, Joe. VERY well done.  :D

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 7:33 AM

I like your technique!

Toshi

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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    September, 2011
Posted by fightnjoe on Friday, June 30, 2017 6:53 AM
Got to admit, to this point this has been a boring bit of progress. Should change soon enough though. Joe

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