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

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 BOX PACKAGE 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.

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

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING 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 purchase with a brand new. Recent Hasegawa’s kit is said to have improved the quality of the decal. I hope so.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING 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.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKINGCockpit 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)

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING Put a decal and matte coating. It is a good feeling.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING Detail up of the additional work in the cockpit, only a seat belt.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING This kit was roughly divided into three because the tail section of the aircraft was divided.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING Well, finally it became a rough shape of the aircraft.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKINGThe P-40 meters are in a position of clearly visible, so a detailed decal is appreciated.
(03-February-2019)

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKINGMasking 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.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKING P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 MAKINGThere will be places where you will have to paint the brush at a later time, anyway, I have bonded the parts like this.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTING P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTINGMany 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)

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

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

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 PAINTINGSince 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)

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK 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?

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK 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. The overwhelming superiority of industrial power at the time.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK P-40E is heavily armed with six machine-guns in both wings.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK It is good that the decal of the propeller has been reproduced fine character.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK The most important decal on this aircraft. If this fails, past paintings are wasted so carefully pasted.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK Because the canopy is large, the inside looks better even in the closed state.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK P-40E Warhawk USAAF 49th FG, 7th FS, “Typhoon McGoon”, Clyde Kinsley, New Guinea, 1943.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK 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.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK 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.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK The fuel tank was an option, I choose to attach it.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK 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.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK Navigation Lights are attached to both the upper and lower sides of the slightly inside of the main wing.

P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORK P-40E WARHAWK HASEGAWA 1/48 FINISHED WORKIs 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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