P-40E 1/32 Hasegawa

Member Ken Patterson’s 1/32 “Yellow 49” Aleutian Tiger from the 343rd FG 11th FS in the Aleutians 1942 is our newest entry into the gallery.  Ken says that this was different in that there were no blue surrounds on the national insignia and got the idea from from a photo in Squadrons in Action book. The kit is overall pretty nice and only complaints were the amount of sanding to fix the windscreen, the separate tail section and a poor wing root fit. A spreader was used to correct the wing root fit. Extra items added  include:

  • Removed extra frame to make an ‘E’ windscreen
  • Mike Grant instrument panel
  • Added wiring  behind instrument panel
  • Eduard external photo etch
  • ID bands and stars were masked and painted
  • Added brake lines, extra plumbing.wiring to wheel wells
  • Decals are Barricuda Cals P-40E Warhawks Part 1
  • MV lens gun sight
  • Seat belts from Tamiya tape / buckles from Eduard USAAF seatbelt set
  • Antenna is E-Z line
  • Model Masters paint
  • Pastel weathering

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