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Airfix 1:72 P-40B Build By Kyle Lord For Tim Connelly

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    December, 2005
Airfix 1:72 P-40B Build By Kyle Lord For Tim Connelly
Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Monday, February 13, 2017 3:36 PM
One of the three builds that Kyle Lord is building for me – the 1:700 Dragon USS ESSEX, a scratch-built MIAMI SHIPBUILDING 63-foot PTC and an Airfix 1:72 P-40B as one of the two famous P-40s which got up and saw action on December 7, 1941.  This is what he sent me today, “This is the Airfix kit, the black is primer waiting for chromate green not including instrument panel or prop which were primed and painted flat black.  I started working on the cockpit last night. The adhesive PE went onto the instrument panel, I folded the PE seat then glued the instrument panel. I don't have pictures but the left cockpit side panel went in as well. It appears I've entered a new realm of tiny!”
Here are five pictures:
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Tim
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Posted by Toshi on Monday, February 13, 2017 3:40 PM

A daunting task, 1/72 PE?  Looks fantastic!

Toshi

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    December, 2005
Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:11 AM
Toshi, Yeup, that is 1:72 PE, and it's pre-painted. Tim
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Monday, February 20, 2017 9:28 AM
Kyle sent me an update on my P-40B build. This is what he has said; “First off, my other photo etch bender stopped pinching the metal enough to bend. I splurged and got a heavy-duty metal one, so far, I love it. A bit pricey but it'll last me a lifetime. I finished the sidewall sections if the P-40 and glued the halves together. I also started the flap wells. Don't mind that short one it gets covered by another piece of brass. The lower wing half went on as well as the horizontal stab and rudder. I got the other flap well assembled and is shown here ready for fitting. They require some surgery to fit in, so I won't glue the upper halves in until they fit properly.” Here are some photos:  P40BUILD9 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD10 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD11 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD12 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD13 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD14 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD15 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD16 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD17 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD18 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD19 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr Tim
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Posted by Toshi on Monday, February 20, 2017 7:01 PM

This is moving along just beautifully!

Toshi

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, February 20, 2017 7:07 PM

That's a weird texture on the cockpit side walls, but otherwise it's looking splendid.  :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:54 PM
Kyle sent me a couple of updates on my P-40B. Here’s what he said, “Here are the brass flap parts for your P40. Tonight I'm hoping to start fitting them into the wing. I plan on taking my time as these could could be fiddly and I'd like to get them to fit as cleanly as possible. I got the first flap well installed last night. This required multiple fits to get it in properly. The first three pictures demonstrate just how much material was removed to achieve this. I actually used superglue to set the wing gap to the fuse, glued in the well, then clamped the remainder of the wing and wicked in Tamiya thin cement.” Here are some photos:  P40BUILD26 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD25 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD24 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD23 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD22 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD21 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  p40BUILD20 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr Tim
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Monday, February 27, 2017 2:24 PM
Kyle sent me two updates on my P-40B … Here’s what he said, “I got the second flap bay glued into your P40. This one gave me a little more trouble as I knocked off almost every rib on that side. Here they are re-glued in and checked for strength. I have a few more etch pieces to glue in and seems to fill then I'll be onto primer. Starting working on the fills on the P40. Here is my technique, first I tape around the line to be filled. Then I pack putty into the seams, and wash away with a Q-tip dampened with acetone. Next I pull the tape up and wash the remaining putty off with a lightly wet Q-tip. This fills the gap but leave a small indentation where the panel like should be. On the turtle-deck area I mask for the putty, but don't wash the putty off. This way I can sand it smooth and eliminate the gap.” Here are some pictures:  P40BUILD32 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD31 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD29 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD33 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD26 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD25 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr Tim
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Sunday, March 12, 2017 6:54 PM
Kyle sent me a couple of updates over the weekend on my P-40B and here is what he said, “Chipping along. I'm splitting my time between the P40 and my friends Jug. Can't start one jug until I finish the other one! I got the photo etch wheel wells in place, and prepared the wheel hubs for silver. Im trying the frisket film I got for Saucy, I used a circle template to cut the mask out. Fingers crossed I'll shoot it tonight or tomorrow with silver. Here's an update as promised. I had a little time yesterday to paint some silver so I hit the wheel hubs, prop and gear. Funny the prop is specified as aluminum in the Pearl Harbor color scheme.” Here are some photos:  P40BUILD42 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD41 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD40 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD39 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD38 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD37 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD36 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:02 PM
Kyle sent me another update on my Pearl Harbor P-40B (#155) and this is what he said, “Not much to share but I got the spinner on the prop and filled the underside of the stabilizer and the wing root gap. Will try to get the wing root faired out tonight and maybe clean up the rest of the seams remaining.” Here are some photos:  P40BUILD43 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD44 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD45 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD46 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD47 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr Tim
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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:54 PM
Kyle has sent me a couple of updates on my P-40B from Pearl Harbor build, here is what he said to me; “Not too bad today for snow. I decided to shoot the fillets with some primer to check the putty work. I had a bit of an airbrush malfunction unfortunately and splashed a drop of primer on the aileron. I'll go back in and re-sculpt the lines when the primer is dry. I don't have a photo but I also blended to the front of the cowling into the spinner. It stuck up about 1/64". I'll get a picture later to show you what I'm talking about. I got a little time on the 40 last night. Here is the spinner blending into the fuselage. I also sanded out my mistake. I took down the rest of the raised detail of both ailerons and will rebuild using styrene or putty, I'm not sure yet.” Here are some photos:  P40BUILD55 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD56 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD50 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD51 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD52 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD53 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD54 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr Tim
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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:35 PM

Looking good Tim. How's that Essex comming along anyway?

ON THE BENCH

1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston
1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate
1/48 Tamiya Mk1 Swordfish

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Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Friday, March 17, 2017 2:06 PM
Hi Modelcrazy, You know, my brother who takes care of me now calls ME model crazy, ha-ha. The ESSEX, ... Well, Kyle has said that he' been busy with work, the 1:72 P-40 for me, and a 1:48 USAAC P-47 Razorback for a friend of his, he hasn't done much on her, though he did say when he has photos of it, he'll pass them along to me. He's also doing a 1:72 P-47 Razorback for me in RAF markings. Another project he'll do for me is a semi-scratch-built 1:72 63-foot AIR RESCUE BOAT (ARB) that our Navy used for special operations in WW2. It's a really cool looking boat. I got the hull from Christian Capurro from Gibraltar, Kyle needs to make everything else. I got some fittings from SHAPEWAYS. That's the project I'm interested in the most of my ESSEX, P-40, and the P-47 at Kyle's now. What he did with my 1:144 FLOWER as USS SAUCY and the Merit G-5 MTB, I bet he'd do a bang-up job on my ESSEX and my ARB-22. Tim
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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 17, 2017 5:29 PM

I peeked in on the Saucy build the other day. He's got a lot on his plate. 

ON THE BENCH

1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston
1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate
1/48 Tamiya Mk1 Swordfish

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    December, 2005
Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Friday, March 17, 2017 7:48 PM
The SAUCY is sitting over my right shoulder - in its case - on the shelf as I typed this.
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Posted by Kyle Lord on Friday, March 17, 2017 8:39 PM
Hey Guys, What can I say Tim keeps me pretty busy. I am thoroughly enjoying the process. He's right though been averaging 50-70 hours a week so I can't seem to find much time to to build lately. It'll slow down though it's just the time of the season. Kyle
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    December, 2005
Posted by PTConsultingNHR on Monday, March 20, 2017 10:50 AM
Over the weekend, Kyle sent me three updates on my Pearl Harbor P-40B, and now the RAF P-47 Razorback Thunderbolt. Here is what he said in those updates, “I sanded the fillets, wings and tail surfaces on the P-40. Basically, I'll need to fit the tail gear doors, mask the cockpit and do a minor fill where the flaps meet the wing. Feels like it's just inching along right now, I'm itching to get it into primer and paint. So, I finally got to making a recess for the photo-etch tail-gear doors. Not as tricky as I thought it only took about 15 minutes. I also came up with how I'm going to fix the aileron detail. I used frisket film again to see where the lines used to be, then trimmed away where the highs will be. I'll shoot these with a couple coats of that black primer to rebuild. I sprayed primer onto the ailerons of the P-40. I also painted the exhaust stacks, I'll get a photo of that out later. Because I was doing primer, I figured why the heck not shoot some parts for your 1:72 Jug.” Here are some photos:  P40BUILD57 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD58 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD59 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD60 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD61 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD62 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD63 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P40BUILD64 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P47BUILD by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P47BUILD1 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P47BUILD2 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P47BUILD3 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr  P47BUILD4 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr Tim

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