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1/32 Hasegawa P-40E 23rd FG “Flying Tigers” (Finished)

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  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, November 11, 2019 10:07 PM

tempestjohnny
The Lawdog production line continues with another beauty
 

Ha!..........thanks Johnny

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, November 8, 2019 6:46 AM
The Lawdog production line continues with another beauty

 

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, November 8, 2019 5:17 AM

Real G

Wonderful build Lawdog!  The “Flying Tigers” P-40E was my favorite airplane when I was a wee lad!

 

Thanks G

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, November 8, 2019 5:01 AM

Wonderful build Lawdog!  The “Flying Tigers” P-40E was my favorite airplane when I was a wee lad!

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, November 8, 2019 3:55 AM

Silver

Looks great and realistic.

 

Thank you Silver

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Silver on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:37 PM

Looks great and realistic.

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:37 AM

jeaton01

Nice and pretty, Joe!  By the way, it's easier for me to remember building a model if there are a few glitches along the way.  Otherwise I see it in the display case later and think, when did I build that?  Did I build that?

 

Thanks John.  This one had plenty of those. 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:35 AM

Model Monkey

Beautifully done!  And a favorite subject.

 

Thanks Steve

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:35 AM

damouav

Joe,

WOW!

Thank you for taking the time to capture another superb build for the enjoment of all.

And let's not forget all the time savings tips!

Cheers,

Damian

 

Thanks Damian, and your welcome!

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:34 AM

TREYZX10R

Very nicely done Sir! Excellent finish as always Joe!!!

 

Thanks Trey

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:33 AM

M. Brindos
I'm drooling over this one.

 

Thanks Mike!

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:38 PM

Nice and pretty, Joe!  By the way, it's easier for me to remember building a model if there are a few glitches along the way.  Otherwise I see it in the display case later and think, when did I build that?  Did I build that?

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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    February 2018
  • From: North Carolina, USA
Posted by Model Monkey on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:25 PM

Beautifully done!  And a favorite subject.

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  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Monday, October 14, 2019 2:01 AM

Joe,

WOW!

Thank you for taking the time to capture another superb build for the enjoment of all.

And let's not forget all the time savings tips!

Cheers,

Damian

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Sunday, October 13, 2019 1:28 PM

Very nicely done Sir! Excellent finish as always Joe!!!

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:52 PM

lawdog114

I finally finished this turkey up. To recap, it's Ed Rector's #104 from the 23rd FG.  Rector scored 10.5 kills and holds the distinction of having the first AVG kill. The kit is good, but would be outstanding if it wasn't for all the plugs and inserts, which don't fall on panel lines or fit particularly well.  Unfortunately it really detracts from the enjoyment of building the Hasegawa P-40 series. I truly believe whomever designed this kit should be fired or at least demoted to janitorial duties.

Extras included Eduard Look IP/seatbelts and Brassin Tires.  Main markings were done with Montex masks. Kit specific markings, like the sharkmouth, are kit decals.  This scared me but they surprisingly worked very well.  

Overall I'm pretty happy with it.  I must say I did enjoy being back in 1/32 scale. Very easy on the eyes.  I even started a 1/32 109.  

 

  

 

I'm drooling over this one. 

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, October 7, 2019 2:51 AM

Hoss WA

Nice P-40!  The tiger mouth decal came out really well. I really like the camo paint job as well. 

 

Thanks Hoss

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  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, October 7, 2019 2:50 AM

Josh_the_painter

That finished up nicely! That mouth came up well which must have been hard?

Do you make a new base for every build?

Josh

 

Thanks Josh...

No, I have a handful I use for photography.  I should make more. 

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, October 7, 2019 1:17 AM

Nice P-40!  The tiger mouth decal came out really well. I really like the camo paint job as well. 

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    August 2019
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by Josh_the_painter on Monday, October 7, 2019 12:54 AM

That finished up nicely! That mouth came up well which must have been hard?

Do you make a new base for every build?

Josh

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:39 PM

Mopar Madness

LD, I've been searching for a new gloss coat.  So if I'm understanding this correctly, you use 1/2 X-22 Clear Gloss and 1/2 Mr. Leveling Thinner for a couple coats, then immediately overspray with straight Leveling Thinner after you applied the half and half coats?  How heavily do you apply the straight thinner?

 

Correct.  Not too heavy, just give a light coat.  

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:36 PM

fox

O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G work Joe! Toast Toast Toast

Jim  Captain

 

Thanks Jim

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  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:36 PM

BrandonK

Very nice, Joe, as always. I love the Flying Tigers P-40's. One of the coolest AC of the war. 

BK

 

Thanks Brandon

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, October 6, 2019 8:44 PM

LD, I've been searching for a new gloss coat.  So if I'm understanding this correctly, you use 1/2 X-22 Clear Gloss and 1/2 Mr. Leveling Thinner for a couple coats, then immediately overspray with straight Leveling Thinner after you applied the half and half coats?  How heavily do you apply the straight thinner?

Chad

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    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, October 6, 2019 7:45 PM

O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G work Joe! Toast Toast Toast

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, October 6, 2019 11:33 AM

Very nice, Joe, as always. I love the Flying Tigers P-40's. One of the coolest AC of the war. 

BK

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette, 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D9, 1/48 Otaki Fw-190A8

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, October 6, 2019 1:39 AM

I finally finished this turkey up. To recap, it's Ed Rector's #104 from the 23rd FG.  Rector scored 10.5 kills and holds the distinction of having the first AVG kill. The kit is good, but would be outstanding if it wasn't for all the plugs and inserts, which don't fall on panel lines or fit particularly well.  Unfortunately it really detracts from the enjoyment of building the Hasegawa P-40 series. I truly believe whomever designed this kit should be fired or at least demoted to janitorial duties.

Extras included Eduard Look IP/seatbelts and Brassin Tires.  Main markings were done with Montex masks. Kit specific markings, like the sharkmouth, are kit decals.  This scared me but they surprisingly worked very well.  

Overall I'm pretty happy with it.  I must say I did enjoy being back in 1/32 scale. Very easy on the eyes.  I even started a 1/32 109.  

 

  

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, September 13, 2019 2:26 AM

damouav

I've tried various clear coats, which Tamiya's X-22 is so far, hands down the best. I was (at great expense) able to buy some Pledge Revive It and have yet to give it a try for clear coats.

 

But great info on the Mr. Levilling Thinners, had not heard of shooting it neat over the X-22. Will give it a go on a test mule.

Thanks

Damian

 

Personally I'd avoid the Pledge, probably the latest incarnation of that Future crap. It used to work great years ago but they have since changed the formula and it won't cure properly.  I'm sure it still works great on floors. 

With this, go half XF-22 and half Mr. Leveling for a few coats, then hit it with straight thinner.  Works great. The only downside is the small size of the X-22 jars and you go through alot quickly.  I ended up cleaning out my LHS recently of their stock.    

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:52 PM

I've tried various clear coats, which Tamiya's X-22 is so far, hands down the best. I was (at great expense) able to buy some Pledge Revive It and have yet to give it a try for clear coats.

 

But great info on the Mr. Levilling Thinners, had not heard of shooting it neat over the X-22. Will give it a go on a test mule.

Thanks

Damian

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