U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA This time I will make P-40E. I bought this kit about three years ago. At that time I was looking for an ordinary Hasegawa’s P-40E. It happened to be out of stock at all, so there was no normal kit and there is only this Imperial Japanese Army version, so I bought to keep one for the time being. I have never made a normal type P-40, I have left it for a long time because I cannot feel to build a captured fighter version at first.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA Cartograf decals are brilliant and colorful. I will use only the instrument panel decal.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA Another decal sheet is attached. It is unknown whether this is from the origin or has faded away. Not only white but also yellow seems to be slightly dull. It looks there are small crackings a few. It is a low-quality product that deteriorates in a few years after purchasing with a brand new. Recent Hasegawa’s kit is said to have improved the quality of the decal. I hope so.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA Even if the decal for the U.S. Army fighter is yellow, I do not panic this time. I have a seat of a Super Scale Decal so I will try using this one, maybe.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWACockpit color is blown on various parts. I want to advance all at one stroke, but I need to use the same color for the nose and the canopy frame.
(1-February-2019)

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA Put a decal and matte coating. It is a good feeling.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA Detail up of the additional work in the cockpit, only a seat belt.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA This kit was roughly divided into three because the tail section of the aircraft was divided.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA Well, finally it became a rough shape of the aircraft.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWAThe P-40 meters are in a position of clearly visible, so a detailed decal is appreciated.
(03-February-2019)

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWAMasking the canopy is pretty detailed work. I have several types of Tamiya’s masking tape, I think that it is not suitable for the canopy. There is a risk of curling up while painting with weak adhesive strength. Because the usual masking tape is necessary to cut, it is also an option to use the third-party aircraft masking seal.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWAThere will be places where you will have to paint the brush at a later time, anyway, I have bonded the parts like this.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWAMany exhaust pipes are on both sides of the nose. All lightly drilled a hole. A little realism increased. The lucky cat is made of plastic that was attached to the Kagami-mochi. Kagami-mochi is circular, flat rice cakes offered to the god in the New Year in Japan. Kagami-mochi is offerings to the god in the New Year because rice cakes have been considered a sacred food in Japan since ancient times. I decided to keep the cat figure at hand for a while because it was lovely.
(05-February-2019)

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA I used Mr. Color No. 306, gray FS 36270 on the underside of the aircraft.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA The top of the fuselage is No. 22 Dark Earth and 340 Field Green FS 34097.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWASince the boundary of the camouflage colors is clear, I painted it with a masking sol. I think that the rough pattern is best for this aircraft. I wanted to make the curves smoother, but the sol was clinging and it was pretty hard to paint.
(2019/02/08)

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA P-40E has been completed. P-40 has a nickname, type A to type C is Tomahawk, D and E are Kitty Hawk, after F type it is Warhawk. Because this is an E type, maybe it is actually Kitty Hawk?

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA A total of approximately 17,000 aircraft was produced, and the main operating countries were over 20, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, Australia, and New Zealand. I have a strong image that the P-40 fought deadly with the Imperial Japanese Army Navy fighters. Japanese most famous zero-fighter production volume was about 10,000, the United States put out over 10,000 aircraft each of the famous models, such as Corsair, Mustang, etc. Overwhelming superiority of industrial power at the time.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA P-40E is heavily armed with six machine-guns in both wings.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA It is good that the decal of the propeller has been reproduced fine character.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA The most important decal on this aircraft. If this fails, past paintings are wasted so carefully pasted.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA Because the canopy is large, the inside looks better even in the closed state.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA P-40E Warhawk USAAF 49th FG, 7th FS, “Typhoon McGoon”, Clyde Kinsley, New Guinea, 1943.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA The white part of the back was a little too long. I thought that the parts division is a boundary line and I painted it. As it seems to get worse if I fix it, it is OK as it is. It was the best if the white part was shorter about 5mm.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA Typhoon McGoon’s pilot was Clyde Vernon Knisley, Jr (1918-1945), born in Newport, Tennessee. From the fall of 1942, he had participated in 7 FS of 49 FG of the New Guinea Front. Completed the 100th mission on June 8, 1943, he conferred a decoration. Later he moved to the European front and was carrying out his duties by boarding the P-47D fighter, It was killed and shot down by the flak of the German Army on January 19, 1945.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA The fuel tank was an option, I choose to attach it.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA I used Mr. Mark Softer and the super scale decals were melted. Maybe I used too much. This sheet contains three fighter decals, so even if you miss a bit, you can recover the same part of the decal. The damage is enormous when it is a character decal.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA Navigation Lights are attached to both the upper and lower sides of the slightly inside of the main wing.

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWA U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE P-40E WARHAWK 1/48 HASEGAWAIs it noticeable from friendly aircraft, aircraft back painted in white is unusual. P-40 of the form and paint variations are so much that I can not finish the count. It’s fun to think about what kind of painting variation next time.
(2019/02/09)

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