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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.

 

P-40B_01.jpg

 

http://www.p40warhawk.com/Models/Builds/IainOgilvie/P-40B/P-40B.htm

 

Iain

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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.p40warhawk.com/Models/Builds/IainOgilvie/P-40B/P-40B.htm

 

Iain

 

Which cockpit conversion kit did you use?

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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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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.jp/yoyuso/p40b/p40b-1.html

 

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

 

http://www.p40warhawk.com/Models/Technical/Tail/Elevator.gif

 

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

 

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?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.

 

Thierry

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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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