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Monogram 1/48 Tiger Shark P-40B

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Posted by DM1975 on Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:00 PM

Where did the casings from the ma deuces in the nose come out of or were they retained till on the ground?

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:15 PM

As far as I know, these two slots behind the cowl flaps are where the casings eject.

On the P-36 they ejected out of some spring loaded covers in the wing roots just forward of the cockpit.

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Posted by DM1975 on Saturday, January 2, 2021 2:25 PM

M. Brindos

As far as I know, these two slots behind the cowl flaps are where the casings eject.

On the P-36 they ejected out of some spring loaded covers in the wing roots just forward of the cockpit.

 

 

Thank you! Those slots aren't open on this one so looks like it's time for surger! Eats

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, January 2, 2021 2:38 PM

I opened those up on my Monovell P-40B as well. It's an easy fix and you'll be happier for doing it.

But like I said, I'm only guessing that's what those slots are for.

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Posted by DM1975 on Saturday, January 2, 2021 4:35 PM

Waiting on paint for the cockpit has allowed me to go a little farther with the detail that I had expected to. 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, January 2, 2021 10:44 PM

I know that's going to look good once you paint it. The detail level is great!

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Posted by DM1975 on Sunday, January 3, 2021 10:30 PM

I started painting but haven't applied any washes or anything yet. I mixed some aluminum and olive drab together for the seat pan. 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:49 PM

That's what I thought. That looks good!

Have you painted the IP yet?

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Posted by DM1975 on Monday, January 4, 2021 12:01 AM

M. Brindos

That's what I thought. That looks good!

Have you painted the IP yet?

 

I have, but I'm not liking the black I have so I'm waiting on paint... story of my life lol. 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, January 4, 2021 1:52 AM

"Not satisfactory" I understand this feeling quite well.

I don't know if you've considered it, but I like to keep some basic colors (Red, Green Yellow, Blue, White, and Black) in case I need to mix my own colors or change the tones.

I think it's been mentioned, but color mixing formulas are available online. Just so you have that option if you want it.

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Posted by DM1975 on Monday, January 4, 2021 6:28 PM

Thanks. I have some basic colors available but in my haste to purchase them the other day I failed to remember how crappy the Testors gloss black is. 

I decided to go ahead and glue the wings together. Howeve, after I did so I realized that I should have added detail to the wheel wells, or whatever they are called. 

I decided to just run the strakes across where the weel nests and simply build a box to cover the space where the struts lay across. I'm probably messing up the vernacular something aweful here but I'm sure the pictures will clarify. 

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Posted by DM1975 on Monday, January 4, 2021 6:36 PM

I know it's far from perfect but I wanted to flesh it out down there some. I'll get it better on the next build. 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, January 4, 2021 7:45 PM

I did something similar with my build as well. You're still looking good, bud.

Aside from have a few of testors metalic colors for dry brushing, I've mostly moved to Vallejo and Tamiya acrylics. They're a lot easier to use in my airbrush.

Testors gloss enamels have always been problematic for me, even when I just used the ol' hairy sticks.

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Posted by DM1975 on Monday, January 4, 2021 8:14 PM

Lol yeah. I ordered a big set of the Army painters acrillics that should be here tomorrow. Hopefully they will provide what I need. 

One final caveat is that I'm seriously considering not posting on this forum anymore. It is so difficult for me just to post text, never mind what I have to go through for pictures! I only use an iPhone and it takes me way more effort to post here than in any other web forum on the web. Is there something Im not doing right? Even my spell check makes me have to correct each sentence at least once on here! 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, January 4, 2021 9:32 PM

I spent about two hours last night writing my latest thread, I feel ya, bud. But I use a free hosting site in Turkey and I can only upload one picture at a time, copy the link, open FSM, edit post, paste link and write text, then update post. Go back to Link picture, upload, copy link, etc.

It wasn't this hard with Photoshop before it screwed us all for a profit.

If it helps, as I would do on my laptop before it died, I would actually open up a notepad and compose my post there, getting all of my picture links inserted and going through an editing phase before copying the entire thing and then posting in my threads.

But otherwise, this is how this forum works. It's a bit of a pain, but it's reliable. Hang in there. 

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Posted by DM1975 on Monday, January 4, 2021 11:09 PM

Well I'm usually pretty hammered by the time I'm ready to post on here so there is that I guess. Whistling

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Posted by DM1975 on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 7:38 PM

Got pain in today. 





 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:40 AM

Nice work!

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Posted by Shipwreck on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:39 AM
Well DM that is a very nice pit you have there. But in case you are not aware of it, the floor board on a real P-40 is the top of the wing. It is not flat; but nobody will notice if you do not tell them!

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Posted by DM1975 on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:54 AM

Shipwreck
Well DM that is a very nice pit you have there. But in case you are not aware of it, the floor board on a real P-40 is the top of the wing. It is not flat; but nobody will notice if you do not tell them!
 

Yes I'm aware. That's why I placed the center seam on it. 

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:57 PM

Shipwreck

...the floor board on a real P-40 is the top of the wing...

That's interesting. I didn't know that, I thought it was the Mustang.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by DM1975 on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:11 PM

the Baron

 

 
Shipwreck

...the floor board on a real P-40 is the top of the wing...

 

 

That's interesting. I didn't know that, I thought it was the Mustang.

 

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Posted by DM1975 on Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:33 PM

Here is some more work I did. I added the tow rings to the landing gear and brake lines. 

Then I opened up the cowling flaps. 

And I had to make a new blast tube since one had broken off the wing years ago. I made the one on the left. 

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Posted by DM1975 on Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:46 PM

I can't get a decent photo of the IP but what I did was cut some very fine slivers of white plastic out and placed them in the instrument holes to represent needles and whatnot and then filled the holes up with Future. 

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Posted by DM1975 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:20 PM

Got the landing gear mostly done. Still working on the tires. 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:39 PM

I am totally going to steal that needle idea. That's smart!

That IP and the landing gear look really good. How close are you to closing the fuselage halves?

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Posted by DM1975 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:48 PM

Thanks. I already have. I've just been filling seams. I'll probably prime it tomorrow. 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:57 PM

Any issues with the wing roots gaps yet?

I used styrene strips to fill the gaps on mine and it worked well.

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Posted by DM1975 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:17 PM

Yes but I ended up using masking tape to draw both wing tips up. That seemed to fit the wing roots to both sides pretty well. 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:24 PM

I did that with an previous build I did for my oldest son, but it threw the dihedral of the wings off too much. That's why I chose to shim the gaps the last time.

 

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