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1/48 Accurate Miniatures P-39M Airacobra

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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
1/48 Accurate Miniatures P-39M Airacobra
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:52 PM

Just finished this fantastic kit. A rebox of the Eduard P-39.

345thFS/350thFG Algeria 1943

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, October 4, 2020 11:11 PM

Heard of N's and Q's but I don't recall knowing about an M P-39.  Looks real nice, John.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, October 5, 2020 12:16 AM

Great job.  I love the weathering.  Always liked the car doors on that plane. 

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, October 5, 2020 7:14 AM

jeaton01

Heard of N's and Q's but I don't recall knowing about an M P-39.  Looks real nice, John.

 

The M was an upgrade of the L with an engine supposedly better at altitude. Better prop. Most were still used in ground attack because of the heavy armament. Only 240 built

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, October 5, 2020 7:15 AM

keavdog

Great job.  I love the weathering.  Always liked the car doors on that plane. 

 

Was Beginning to think I went overboard. But I think it looks good. The desert is an unforgiving environment.

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, October 5, 2020 10:03 AM

Thanks, TJ.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:50 PM

Nice job!!! Great fitting kit.....just lovely....except for all the clear parts. They SUCKED.
I found that if you carefully scribe a line just below the door window, you can bend them in so that they touch the canopy. Otherwise, if you don't and try to glue the doors shut, there's a gap a 48th scale pilot could put his arm through.
The echaust staining is great - looks very realistic.

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:10 AM
Thanks

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:11 PM

Nice work on your Cobra. I don't think your weathering is overdone at all. The North African desert was unforgiving; I would expect any warbird used there to be dirty.

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:30 PM

Excellent weathering!! I like your fading and streaking. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:05 AM

Aggieman

Nice work on your Cobra. I don't think your weathering is overdone at all. The North African desert was unforgiving; I would expect any warbird used there to be dirty.

 

Thanks. That was the thought process I had when I was weathering it

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:08 AM

Mopar Madness

Excellent weathering!! I like your fading and streaking. 

 

Thanks. The fuel streaks were an idea because the it has so many tanks. Lots of places to drip. Especially since they were probably filling with a hand crank from a 55 gallon drum

 

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:36 AM

Nicely built! Construction looks great, and the weathering looks appropriate, too! These planes got such a bad rap, but certainly excelled in capable hands. I'm thinking about building one of these in the near future, I've got a boxing with Bud Anderson's markings from his training squadron. Might look cool next to an Old Crow Mustang!

Thanks for sharing.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:55 AM

Excellent work on an under built aircraft. Very nice work.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:16 PM
Thanks guys.

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, October 9, 2020 4:25 AM

Excellent work Johnny. I'm build the Eduard P-400 right now which is almost at the paint stage. I hope turns out half that good. 

 "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
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, October 9, 2020 2:12 PM

lawdog114

Excellent work Johnny. I'm build the Eduard P-400 right now which is almost at the paint stage. I hope turns out half that good. 

 

Joe it's the same kit. This was Accurate Miniatures  P-400 but you can make any variant with what's included in the box.  I found a chart online that lists the proper parts for each variant

 

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