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#46 Iain (32SIG)

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 09:23 AM

I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I rather enjoyed the Trumpeter P-40 - changed the 'pit and a few minor tweaks and it looks OK.

 

It's closer to a P-40 than, say, a newish tool Revell Spitfire IIa is to a Spitfire IIa IMHO - which I've also built.

 

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http://www.p40warhaw...P-40B/P-40B.htm

 

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:19 PM

I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I rather enjoyed the Trumpeter P-40 - changed the 'pit and a few minor tweaks and it looks OK.

 

It's closer to a P-40 than, say, a newish tool Revell Spitfire IIa IMHO - which I've also built.

 

P-40B_01.jpg

 

http://www.p40warhaw...P-40B/P-40B.htm

 

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Which cockpit conversion kit did you use?


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 04:50 PM

I *think* I used the Cutting Edge one Tom...

 

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 08:28 AM

Iain,

   Great looking Flying Tiger you built there! 

 

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:08 PM

I just found one review of the Trumpeter kit which points out a few things that aren't best, but what makes it 'god-awful' in your eyes?  I found a 1/24 kit...  looked kinda scary.

Link to the 1/24 please?



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Posted 26 November 2017 - 05:04 PM

Hi,

 

as promised, I checked and the Trumpeter has indeed the P-36/H-75 elevators. You will find here plans comparing them:

 

http://www.geocities...40b/p40b-1.html

 

And here is a TM view of the correct elevator shape:

 

http://www.p40warhaw...il/Elevator.gif

 

I also found that old analysis made by Steve Gallaci. It explains the weird shapes issues I mentioned:

 

http://forum.largesc...showtopic=18110

 

I have the Craftworks kit as well and the shapes look better even if, as Iain kit showed it, the Chinese kit LOOKS like an early P-40. Moreover, that resin kit is a true dog to build. I guess that comparing pictures, plans and the Trumpeter, Craftworks and later Hasegawa P-40 kits is probably the best way to get the final word on that.

 

I hope this helps.

 

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:28 AM

Hi Thierry, I took the kit parts (Hstab and elevator taped together) and

laid it on his drawing (his own with no reference) and they are veerrrry

close, as was the Detail & Scale drawing comparison.


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