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Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk

by Bruce Bell


Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk


Mauve's 1/48 scale P-40M Kittyhawk is available online at Squadron.com




This project started from a long-held wish for an accurate 1/48 scale P-40E. It is a shame that the model manufacturers like Hasegawa, Tamiya or Accurate Miniatures have not produced this classic aircraft in miniature.



The kit started life as the Mauve P-40M (or Kittyhawk III) kit with the Aeromaster P-40 F/L conversion tail, and the AMT P-40F exhaust stacks instead of the flattened stacks that come with the Mauve kit. That’s really all there is to building a early P-40. Maybe in time we’ll get a decent kit straight from the box, or even a decent P-40B/C!



The model was masked with frisket paper and then weathered with artist oil paints.



Decals are from Super Scale.

Model, Text and Images Copyright © 2001 by Bruce Bell
Page Created 22 April, 2001
Last Updated 06 September, 2001

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