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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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1/32 Hasegawa P-40E
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 02:29 PM UTC
Well it has been a while.

One of my current projects.




Joe
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 02:48 PM UTC
My plan with this build is to just go the way it takes me.

First up is I do actually plan to use some after market.



Some initial images.




And then I let the voices guide me.







Even a little off the wing.




Overall there are some things I am not happy with and some I am. Happy with the work in the cockpit so far. The detail seems to resemble the pictures I have. I am however still not sold on the frames. The kit is the Grey.


All comments, critique, and criticism are encouraged.


Joe
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 06:46 AM UTC
Fabulous work Joe and I will be following and taking tips/notes from this build as you go - great stuff!

Gary
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 01:48 PM UTC
You are very kind. Thank you.



Joe
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 02:56 PM UTC
Hi Joe,

Great start on my favorite fighter!

You do such great work on these big models.

You probably already have seen it but here are 63 photos - inside and out - of a P-40E: http://gallery.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/21445
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 04:25 PM UTC
You are very kind. Thank you.

I have looked them over and plan to use them as reference.



Joe
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 09:08 PM UTC
Joe,
Brilliant build.
An idea for the paint scheme.
The Waiarapa Wildcat Geoff Fisken RNZAF Highest scoring Commowealth Ace of the Pacific.

Just something a little different, you might want to consider

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Fisken
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/8618826/Geoff-Fisken.html

Cheers


Chris


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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 06:12 AM UTC
Chris many thanks. I have plans for a US bird OD/NG.




Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - 02:59 PM UTC
Just a quick update to this point.

Work on the Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E continues with the mocking up of the engine, firewall, and instrument panel. This is just roughed but the radio equipment will be placed this way in the end. Much still has to be done. Wiring, plumbing, and assorted smaller parts need to be fashioned yet.

For this update however the engine received a bit of detail work.



A bit on the firewall and the rear of the instrument panel. Much more needs to happen here.



And finally the mock up.




Moving slowly towards the moment I can spray some color.


All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - 07:09 PM UTC
It's Amazing!!!!!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 01:34 AM UTC
Hey Joe

That is a work of art. Brave and well executed scratch building which is a joy to see. I can't wait to see the paint go on.

Happy modelling,

Steve
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 09:50 AM UTC
Thank you both.




Joe