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1/48 Monogram/Revell (Monovell) P-40B - Completed pg. 6

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, June 05, 2017 1:24 AM

richs26

Here is 100 Curtiss photos in an easier format for use if anyone is interested:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/35963591@N00/sets/72157622864527612/

The NMF P-40's with the brown spinners are RAF birds which could also be the China-bound AVG aircraft.

I would like to find a 1/48 1941 Ford V3000S truck to build the Curtiss-Wright transporter.

 

Yes, thank you Rich! Also that would make a fabulous dio having a P-40 on the trailer all in pieces for transport. :)

And you're probably right about those brown spinners. I'm not sure when Australia or New Zealand put in orders for P-40's, but I've only seen -E's in pictures. So those must be the Brittish ordered P-40's.

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Posted by PFJN on Thursday, June 01, 2017 9:44 PM

Hi,

Thanks for posting the link.

Pat

 

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Posted by richs26 on Thursday, June 01, 2017 9:17 PM

Here is 100 Curtiss photos in an easier format for use if anyone is interested:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/35963591@N00/sets/72157622864527612/

The NMF P-40's with the brown spinners are RAF birds which could also be the China-bound AVG aircraft.

I would like to find a 1/48 1941 Ford V3000S truck to build the Curtiss-Wright transporter.

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

Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, June 01, 2017 3:22 PM

Oh definitely! This are the best pre war pictures I've seen! Kinda makes me want to do an "in production" build.  Idea

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:54 PM

Indeed. Nice stuff to be seen like yellow zinc chromate and interior green, OD and Neutral Gray, yellow dope on fabric surfaces, bare metal and black yellow tipped propellor blades... not to mention those other aircraft on the production line, SBC Helldivers and I think O-10 observation aircraft. All in original color and not some techies guess at colorizing black and white. A true time capsule for late 1941 P-40s

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 8:17 PM

Thank you for that link!  :D

Soooo much reference meterial.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:43 PM

Here is one of many images

just page thru all the photos on this link... pure gold

 

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/b05ce3474510590e.html

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:35 PM

What? No I have not seen that. Do you have a handy link??

You have one on the SoD? We'll if I can encourage you more.... Lol. Do eet.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:27 PM

Well looking at yours sure has me wanting to get my sidelined build of the same kit going again. Did you ever see the Life Magazine color photos of the P-40 production line? Superb reference for pre war AAF colors and assorted detail.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 4:34 PM

Thank you again, Stik! Hey, we all know that there is a lot going on around here and not every thread gets looked at when it first pops up. There are many different reasons why threads don't get attention by every member. I'm not upset and you have no need to be embarrassed, my friend lol.

Just thank you. :)

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:47 PM

That really is a beautiful build. I should have followed along from the start. 

Embarrassed

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, May 29, 2017 12:53 PM

Hey, no problem. If you have any questions let me know. :)

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Posted by DasBeav on Monday, May 29, 2017 7:54 AM

It's the Revell...I have the thread "pinned" somewhere on craptop. Thanks anyway.

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, May 28, 2017 2:26 PM

Is it the Revell spitfire Mk II? Because that canopy (windscreen) fits horribly. I documented the fix for that in my Revell spitfire build. 

Adding some styrene strips the the bottom of the sliding part makes it functional and the windscreen needs lots of attention to get in (literally) back in shape.

If you'd like I can drop a link to it so you can see what I did.

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Posted by DasBeav on Sunday, May 28, 2017 7:35 AM

Sorry about the mug joke....it's seems to have taken on a life of it's own. I don't even use a mug for anything. The P-40 turned out awesome! Really enjoy watching your builds. Going to try and use your ideas to "fix" my Spits canopy. It has been on the stand for a month saying "FINISH ME"!!!

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, May 26, 2017 2:38 PM

Ahhhh the power of coco-mug gift giving lol! It's a good mug. The coco was okay lol.

Y'know, I'm starting to wonder who doesn't have this kit in their stash and if we should just have an exclusive Monovell P-40 build-off? Lol. I still need to build that one, last scheme.  ;)

Thank you so very much! I'm happy you liked this build.  :D

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, May 26, 2017 2:06 PM

Lol i got the same coco kit with that mug.

Your p-40 Looks great. I also built this kit as a kid back in the mid 70s and have in my stash.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, May 26, 2017 1:10 PM

This build started off like a shot for me, Greg. It just didn't get put down for very long until that accident and then I lost interest. I forced myself to pick it back up and carry on, and I'm glad I did. I've wanted to put some serious effort into this kit for years and I made it! I finished it! Now I'm almost afraid to touch it lol.

I'm so happy that all of you guys like it too. I did put a lot of effort into making it more than average and I'm quite proud of this one.

I still wouln't take it to an event, but I will enjoy it in my collection!  :)

That modulation technique is easy to use and it doesn't take much to master it. I like that it doesn't require color changes, pre or post shading, or immaculate precision to make it work. Just a base color, lighten it, and go again. The more you do it the more faded the paint looks. Then all you do is paint a few panels in a lighter or darker shade to make them stand out a little bit. 

It's easy and I know it will serve you well. :)

Sincerely, thank you, Greg. :D

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, May 26, 2017 12:53 PM

Toshi

You can finally take a deep breath on a well done historical subject with a build that is out of this world.  I wish my builds could only come out as half as good!  This is just excellent.  congratulations on another great build!

Toshi

 

I don't know what to say, my friend. Your work is in a class all of its own. Because it's you who does the work. There is not one person who puts as much love and fun into his builds as you do. Not even I. Apples and oranges, my friend. There is no comparison.

That's why your threads typically get over a million hits in under three months. I rate half as much. YOU are the fan favorite! :D

So don't compare yourself to the rest of us. Not many of us can get the attention you get so easily. Be confident in your abilities and keep loving what you're doing! Oh, and don't forget to try new ideas once in a while. Keep that mind active!!  ;)

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Posted by Greg on Friday, May 26, 2017 10:46 AM

Wow, Mike, what a beautiful job you did on this kit and what a great WIP. Sure wish I'd have been following along to comment along the way.

I just spent 40 mins over coffee reviewing this. So many interesting things, the scratched cockpit, that amazing funcitional canopy, the cat-chase accident-not to mention your recovery/repair, it just goes on and on in this WIP.

And you even posted an explanation of your modulation technique which I was wanting to ask about anyway, and made it sound easy enough to try.

Nice work, Mikey. YesYesYes

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, May 26, 2017 9:43 AM

You can finally take a deep breath on a well done historical subject with a build that is out of this world.  I wish my builds could only come out as half as good!  This is just excellent.  congratulations on another great build!

Toshi

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, May 25, 2017 1:19 PM

I wish I'd had that information sooner lol. Thanks, Shipwreck. 

That means the British markings are the most accurate in this kit. The tail number is off by one digit, but at least there are pictures of it online.

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Posted by Shipwreck on Thursday, May 25, 2017 1:05 PM
My reference for 4-8P is "P-40 Warhawk In Action 205", Don Greer 2007, page 9. You are right with your model; according to the photo she has stripes on the rudder without stars on the fuselage. Some of your other markings differ from the photo; but you was not modeling the photo and who is to say that 4-8P did not look just like your model at some point in time. Just for your info, I have a photo of 48-20P with no rudder stripes or fuselage stars, a least at the time the picture was taken!

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     1/48 Nieuport Ni-17

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:14 PM

Shipwreck
Mike, you did a great job on your P-40. Thanks for allowing us on the journey with you. The P-40 4-BP is one of my favorites and is thought to be 39-160, the 5th produced. After your build, I went to Michael's and spent $9.86 on another Revell P-40.
 

Seriously? The 5th produced? I couldn't find any information on this exact plane. 

So did I get it right? When they started putting the stars on the fuselage they stopped adding the tail stripes, but the instructions place the stars on the fuse in 1940 before they removed the tail stripes. I made a guess and combined them. Visually I really like it, but it is probably historically incorrect.

Hmmmm... Perhaps I should contact Revell about a commission check, since I seem to be improving their sales of P-40 kits so recently lol.

Shipwreck, you have made my day. Inspiration is my biggest joy and in my opinion the best compliment. Thank you very much! Big Smile

Looks like we will be having even more Revell P-40 builds to enjoy!

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Posted by Shipwreck on Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:11 AM
Mike, you did a great job on your P-40. Thanks for allowing us on the journey with you. The P-40 4-BP is one of my favorites and is thought to be 39-160, the 5th produced. After your build, I went to Michael's and spent $9.86 on another Revell P-40.

On the Bench:

     1/48 Star Wars X-wing

On Deck:

     1/48 P-47D Razorback

     1/48 Nieuport Ni-17

     1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

    

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:48 PM

wolfhammer1

Mike, it was a pleasure watching this one come together, and if I may echo the previous comments, you did this one proud. Excellent work on everything.  Thanks for sharing.

John

 

Thank you so very much, John. If it wasn't for the support of you fellow modelers, I wouldn't be half as good!

************

Thank you, to ALL of YOU! Without you, this wouldn't have happened!

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:44 PM

richs26

Excellent, excellent finish of this kit, Mike.  It is perfect weathering as these were brand new in 1940 straight out of the Curtiss factory.  You are the one who inspired me to get this kit, and to also get two P-36's to do. One is the original AMT kit which will be done as an 18th PS plane in May 1942 with OD, red and white tail stripes, and red dot stars as depicted in Dana Bell's Air Force Colors, volume 1.  The second one is an Academy PH version done as one of the planes flown off the USS Enterprise in February 1941 for Hawaii.  Thanks Mike

 

Wow! Now that's a compliment!!  Big Smile

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:43 PM

mississippivol
Very nice, indeed!
 

Thank you very much, indeed! Smile

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:41 PM

Keyda81

You guys are much too kind! Big Smile I haven't even ventured into scratch building yet, but one day I will.  My biggest downfall is paitence, lol.  But if I set my mind on something I usually can pull it off. 

 

Scratch building always starts off small, with just making some random part look better or adding a missing detail. Soon enough you're replicating things from photos. It can sometimes escalate kinda quickly lol. We've seen how focussed you can get and you always finish a project. Im sure when you're ready you'll have no problems taking off with it lol.

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