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Posted by DM1975 on Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:18 PM

bvallot

No worries. You're good. I fight with not being so heavy handed myself at times.  With the Japanese planes, keep in mind they used a pale looking darker red primer. So when setting up you're chipping, be sure to leave some peeking through in places. Yes

 carry on. 

 



Thanks, one of them I'm just brushing like I did this one, but the other and the Rufe I have I plan on trying salt chipping. I'll keep the primer in mind for sure. 

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Posted by bvallot on Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:57 AM

No worries. You're good. I fight with not being so heavy handed myself at times.  With the Japanese planes, keep in mind they used a pale looking darker red primer. So when setting up you're chipping, be sure to leave some peeking through in places. Yes

 carry on. 

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Posted by DM1975 on Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:15 AM

Thanks. You are right on the wear being real heavy. I did consider the short time they were under the AVG's but also figured the logistics would be lacking in this environment. In the end I decided on artistic license while trying not to go too overboard but I may have done just that lol. I have two zeros in the works right now, I'll get my chipping and weathering bug out on those. lol

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Posted by bvallot on Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:58 AM

Nice Warhawk DM1975! You might consider the weathering a little hefty for what they actually saw, but the AVG were hard up for parts and paint. These hawks were originally scheduled  for the Brits and got rerouted after production. They made due however they could. Happy to see you went the extra mile on the nose cone late in the game. Red nose cones were only seen in the Mediterranean I believe. I'm not sure why Revell did that. Everyone jumps on that red! Lol.
You breathed a lot of life into this Hawk. Definitely in love with all the scratch building. I encourage that kind of masochism. ;) I hope you caught the bug. 

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Posted by richs26 on Friday, February 26, 2021 4:30 PM

M. Brindos

The one that is forward is usually a black cap, but painted red for the British. The second one was just left aluminum in color and is where the coolant for the radiators goes.

You learn lots of dumb facts sometimes lol.

 

 

Actually, the rear cap is the oil filler cap as here:

http://village.photos/images/user/79be2e9a-36dc-44d5-b50f-cbe1bfc189bd/876e9a14-5a22-4a78-8c94-00eaaf3fd1f9.jpeg

The caps were red for fuel and yellow for oil even on USAAC planes:

yellow oil cap here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/35963591@N00/4129626700/in/album-72157622864527612/

red fuel cap here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/35963591@N00/4129645426/in/album-72157622864527612/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/35963591@N00/4129651890/in/album-72157622864527612/

 

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Posted by DM1975 on Friday, February 26, 2021 1:42 PM

I love those dumb little facts lol

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, February 26, 2021 9:06 AM

The one that is forward is usually a black cap, but painted red for the British. The second one was just left aluminum in color and is where the coolant for the radiators goes.

You learn lots of dumb facts sometimes lol.

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 26, 2021 4:54 AM

After all these years I never knew that the fuel tank caps were located there. I was wondering why the black marks in that location at first but get it now. Looks good. 

                   

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:59 PM

That's some really good brush work.

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Posted by DM1975 on Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:44 PM

wpwar11

Forgive me if you mentioned this earlier in the thread.  What chipping technique did you use?  

 

I just did it with a brush 

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Posted by B-17 Guy on Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:39 PM
Very nice work Sir!
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Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:52 PM

Forgive me if you mentioned this earlier in the thread.  What chipping technique did you use?  

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Posted by DM1975 on Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:14 PM

Shipwreck
DM1975, looks really great. You nailed it. I will tell you what I see when stand back and look at the big picture; Wheels! The only way that they could look so pristine is if the plane were prepped for a photo op; and it is obvious that you did not model your P-40 for that purpose. Look at photos in theater and you will see them sitting on dirt runways. Just a thought, your model and you did a wonderful job on it!
 

Oh yeah! I had totally planned on weathering them too lol. Thanks for pointing it out.

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Posted by Shipwreck on Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:10 PM
DM1975, looks really great. You nailed it. I will tell you what I see when stand back and look at the big picture; Wheels! The only way that they could look so pristine is if the plane were prepped for a photo op; and it is obvious that you did not model your P-40 for that purpose. Look at photos in theater and you will see them sitting on dirt runways. Just a thought, your model and you did a wonderful job on it!

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:29 AM

You've captured that worn and rugged look alright. I like it!

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Posted by DM1975 on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:42 PM

Ok. I switched the nose color, and fed some fuel spill to the left side window, and got all the guns and pitot tube on. Pretty much done besides adding an antenna. I may still do that. Not sure. I'll post these shots and then come back later with some closeups if I can. 

Ill say first off that I went a little darker on the fuel spills down the side of the aircraft than I should have maybe but I still like how it looks. If you look up photos of this specific airplane you'll see the fuel spilled down the side of it. I also added a coat of future to the streaks to give it a bit of a shine but it's hard to photograph. 

Let me know what y'all think. 

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Posted by DM1975 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:27 AM

Got some weathering and chipping done and attached the canopy and iron sights. I still have to add the tread strips on the wings and to scratch the two guns I broke off on accident. 

Did I overdo it? Quite possibly lol. Do I care? Nahhhhh.... 

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Posted by fox on Monday, February 15, 2021 9:24 PM

Very nice build! Toast Toast Toast

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

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Posted by DM1975 on Monday, February 15, 2021 12:06 AM

See, I wasn't sure about the nose cone when I painted it. Afterwards I noticed they were all brown in the color photos that I did have available to me so I may go back and change it. 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, February 14, 2021 11:40 PM

Oh, it's gets worse the more you try to puzzle it out. #14 should've been in the first squadron "Adam & Eve's" tail number for number 68 (Charles Older) tail stripes should've been red, and they didn't paint the nose cones.

I mean, it makes for a striking and colorful scheme, but it's all over the place. The scheme I chose is mostly accurate, except for the tail on mine. The British markings are one registration number digit off from being accurate and is the most historically documented of all three schemes.

So I'm glad you went with some markings that make sense.

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Posted by DM1975 on Sunday, February 14, 2021 11:32 PM

Yeah I couldn't figure out why a yellow stripe on an HA and why yellow instead of blue on the spirals on the wheels. Also they were so yellowed that I figured they wouldn't be worth it. 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, February 14, 2021 11:20 PM

Looking fantastic!

Good set of decals too. The kit decals are a hodge-podge of different squadrons. I never did make any sense out of them lol.

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Posted by DM1975 on Sunday, February 14, 2021 11:01 PM

Ok so finally I got a set of decals in and was able to start putting them on. First thing I did was spray the model with Future. I have been using micro set on the decals and so far it's all turning out decent I think. 

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:58 PM

Thats turning out great.  Nice work on the vac canopy - there's a reason why you usually get two :/  Strange that they didn't include the glass in the back, but it looks like you handled that like a champ.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by DM1975 on Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:20 PM

I've got a few Tamiya and Airfix kits in the pile right now. I really want to try an Eduards. 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:11 PM

You sound a lot like the rest of us here, lol.

Practice, practice, practice. It's all we ever do here. I keep a healthy supply of old Monogram and Revell kits in my stash, but also have Tamiya, Airfix, and Hasagawa kits as well. I also recommend a few Academy, Accurate Miniatures, and Hobby Craft kits when you can find them. They build up nicely and let you add fun home-made bits too.

Just keep doing what you're doing. Enjoy yourself, or there's no point at all. You will get better and better.

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Posted by DM1975 on Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:04 PM

Thank! Right now I have to set it aside until I can order some decals for it. I have the canopy pieces roughly painted but I'm waiting to the very last to add those. 

I know I missed a lot of details here and there, and my airbrush technique needs to get better. I figure it has enough flash in the cockpit that maybe the things I missed don't stand out much.

And I figure it's my first model in like 20 years or so. To me I figure building more will just make me better. Big Smile

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:32 PM

DM1975

Very awesome!

 

Thank you. I hope that doesn't come off as pure showboating. I spent a lot of effort, like you have, invested in scratch building a lot of details to make my build above average. I want you to know that all of your efforts here is super appreciated and you will have yourself one heck of a sweet, satisfying adventure.

We here at FSM absolutely love this kind of work and love watching it all happen. Don't ever stop doing this kind of work. You will only improve and you will always get noticed.

You build like I do. It's awesome to watch.

Mike

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Posted by fox on Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:08 PM

Very nice build! Toast

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

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