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Curtiss Tomahawk IIa

by 

Jeff Wilson

 

Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.IIa

 


Hobbycraft's 1/48 scale P-40B/C is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

Here is Hobbycraft's Tomahawk Mk.IIa (AKA P-40B/C) in 1/48 scale.

I wasn't concerned about the outline inaccuracies, so the kit is uncorrected from the box. Even so, in my opinion it ends up looking more like an early P-40 than it does a Spitfire. 

 

 

Reheat cockpit placards, Extratech etched harness and ring and bead gunsight were added, and the figure is from CMK. 

Cowling guns and pitot are hypodermic tubing and wing guns and exhausts are drilled out. 

 

 

The decals are the ones that came with the kit and paints are Gunze Sangyo acrylics, with the camouflage pattern masked using stiff paper. 

Weathering was kept to a minimum and confined to an oil based wash, some fading of the fabric covered elevators and ailerons, and some minor exhaust staining down the flanks. 

 

 

The figure is painted using Humbrol enamels and is actually my first attempt with a figure, so I'm quite pleased with the way he's turned out.

 

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2001 by Jeff Wilson
Page Created 13 June, 2001
Last Updated 26 October, 2001

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