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Trumpeter's 1/32 scale
Curtiss P-40B

by Reza Azimi

 

Curtiss P-40B

 


Trumpeter's 1/32 scale P-40B is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

Here is my first large scale P-40 B/C. This is Trumpeter’s 1/32 scale kit.

Some decades ago, I made decals for Revell’s P-40E & made also a conversion for a F model. At that time I still used a brush for painting camouflage.

Azur’s P-36 cockpit parts were employed to correct Trumpeter’s shallow cockpit floor & sidewalls. I also corrected the propeller & spinner, which was not accurate in shape and length.

 

 

Also, the landing gear legs were changed because they were too short. I replaced them with the legs of a Revell’s P-40 and modified some minor details.

I used Humbrol paints exclusively, even to highlight the ribs and structural detail.

To obtain the most convincing shades, I mixed different green (3 at least) and 2 shade of brown. First I apply the lighter shade, after the darker & at the end a real mix of paint, but I did not cover the entire surfaces. In this way I obtained a weathered effect. I also added oil colours to perfect the effect

Post-It Notes and Tamiya’s Smoke added to the weathering effects.

I apologise for the poor quality of pictures, but I am not very well equipped.

 

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  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-40B by Reza Azimi: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-40B by Reza Azimi: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-40B by Reza Azimi: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-40B by Reza Azimi: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-40B by Reza Azimi: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-40B by Reza Azimi: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-40B by Reza Azimi: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-40B by Reza Azimi: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-40B by Reza Azimi: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-40B by Reza Azimi: Image
  • Trumpeter 1/32 scale P-40B by Reza Azimi: Image
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Page Created 23 September, 2008
Last Updated 23 September, 2008

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