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An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« on: Fri May, 19, 2017, 01:51:AM »
I have been lost in many things as of late.  Not much time really to post, even to really go online for more than a few minutes every now and then.  It is time to go back to basics.  Time to bring out an old friend.




It seems that everytime I want to try something new I turn to this kit.  i believe I have built this kit at least ten times in its different boxings. 

My first attempt at scratchbuilding was with this kit.
My first attempt at resin aftermarket was with this kit.
My first attempt at photoetch was with this kit.
My first attempt at color modulation was with this kit.
My first attempt at real weathering was with this kit.

You get my point.

At the beginning of each of my builds I try to picture just what I want to accomplish with the build.  What look am I going after.  This one is no different.  I want to try to portray a bird that has been forgotten.  A bone yard find.  Weathered, faded, just a relic. 

The construction aspect will be simple.  The only real modification will be the installation of the Legend resin cockpit set. 

More of this journey to follow.



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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #1 on: Fri May, 19, 2017, 06:58:AM »
Hey, I'm looking forward to seeing some progress and this old kit. I have built this plane twice as a kid and have 2 in my stash now. Best of luck to you.

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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #2 on: Fri May, 19, 2017, 07:44:PM »
Thank you for looking in.



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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #3 on: Sat May, 20, 2017, 04:35:PM »
Should be interesting to watch. You and this bird sound a lot like me with the old AMT TOS Enterprise kit
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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #4 on: Sun May, 21, 2017, 12:01:PM »

  Watching as always  , Joe

    - --  I think this was the first plane I built as a kid  ( given to me by my friend down the block for a birthday )  that I was really happy with the rattle-can camo job I did     ;D  .          pretty sure it was 1/72

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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #5 on: Thu May, 25, 2017, 12:07:AM »
I am looking forward to getting going on this. 




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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #6 on: Mon Jun, 26, 2017, 11:56:PM »
Well my friends here I am to finally get started on the Hawk.

First up is the cockpit.  That means clean up of the resin, really not bad at all, and getting some color.

After cleanup I began with a base coat of Flat Black Rustoleum, this is for shadows.  I then sprayed Interior Green, Model Master Enamel, from the "top" down.  Preserving the shadows as much as I can.  The final bit for this stage is the picking out of details with a small pointed brush.  A P-40 has little variance, dominated mostly with Greens and Black. 






Not really much for excitement but I did record this as I was moving along.  Posted https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv01K9HzdizV76TPa-VRxL_3N9qmJJwq4


I will be updating that playlist with the newest for this build.


All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #7 on: Thu Jun, 29, 2017, 03:23:PM »
What you've got is looking pretty good, Joe
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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #8 on: Fri Jun, 30, 2017, 08:49:AM »
For this build this really is the boring part.  Not much going on.  That should change soon though.




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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #9 on: Thu Aug, 03, 2017, 02:58:AM »
Well folks here I am after a long delay.

First of all let me say this.  All photos have now been lost at photobucket.  I am not going to redo them at all.  I am using Imgur to post my updates. 

On to the build.

With the work on the cockpit done it was time to close up the fuselage.  As with most Revell kits there was a bit of cleanup and putty work to do. 










It was then time to move on to the wings and the installation of them.  Some sanding prepped the wings to get the best fit I could.  I then used Tamiya Orange cap as well as MEK to get them in place.









Next up will be to clean up the wings and attach the stabilizers.


All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.



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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #10 on: Thu Aug, 03, 2017, 11:50:AM »

 Great to see you back  , Joe .
Sorry you too are a victim of the Ph*** Bucket disaster ! 

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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #11 on: Thu Aug, 03, 2017, 07:38:PM »
Such is life. 

Been building but not publicly.  And definitely not something I am used to.

Have build a few for a magazine over the last few months.  They request that I keep them quiet until they are published. 

http://www.militarymodelling.com/sites/1/images/member_albums/154727/754715.jpg

This is the latest.



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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #12 on: Thu Aug, 03, 2017, 07:45:PM »
Looks quite interesting  ; when will that be published ?

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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #13 on: Tue Aug, 15, 2017, 01:01:AM »
Was published the end of July. 




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Re: An Old Friend...1/48 Revell P-40B
« Reply #14 on: Tue Aug, 15, 2017, 10:39:AM »
I went to that site that day and couldn't find it   --  I assumed what you had posted was pre-release .
I just go to  http://www.militarymodelling.com/  again    ,  search your name     ???
Drop me a link please  .