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Having finished almost finished my revell P-51D, I decided to go for the Trumpeter Warhawk. Of course, the kit does have issues. After looking at the kit, 2 things strike me. One, the nose IS misshapen, already addressed is the side profile, with that huge bulge going front, but one thing no one seem to notice is that on top profile, the nose actually is wide. Second is the intake. Just. Ugh. Being a short tail, I needed to convert it to a long tail. So I got me a Grey Matter 1/32 Long Tail conversion, normally for the Hasegawa kit. I also got me the sprue for the exhaust panels from a 1/32 Hasegawa P-40E So I started by hacking off the exhaust panels, and grafted the hasegawa ones. Sanded the hell out of the nose. Literally paper thin. I placed in putty in the insides to strengthen up before I keep going. But I need your opinion guys. Here’s where I am now.
Looks like Trumpy are catching up with some of their back catalogue... http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=article&a=show&id=139&l=en P-40F out this Autumn. Does that mean the F-100F isn't far behind? Tony This will be edited to activate the link