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

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

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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

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

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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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