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Old 02-20-2003, 11:11 PM
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Here is a picture of my P-40 so far. It has been the most work I have ever had on any model I have built. But definately the most fun and rewarding.
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Old 02-20-2003, 11:26 PM
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Looks real good keep up the good work!! Keep us posted..

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Default Topflite P-40 going well

Fourstar,
Definately keep the pics coming. I for one would be interested in seeing more pics. I started a thread awhile ago- giving a tiger its wings, but unfortunately have not had much time to devote to my p-40 project. So maybe your progress will force me to make some extra time to get going on it. I was also wondering what engine, retracts, paint scheme, etc you are planning on.

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Default Topflite P-40 going well

Warbird Fanatic, I am powering this plane with a Tiger Shark 75A. I have a T.S. 40A on a different plane and it is my most reliable engine. This is my first warbird and I wanted to keep it as simple as I could so I'm putting the fixed gear on it. Maybe some day I will do one completely scale. And I am covering it with flat olive drab monkote. I am going to try to do the camo look with a spray can. I got the idea from another guy here at RCU. His looks great so I thought I would try it.The guy who did it was US185Damiani.

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Old 02-22-2003, 05:35 AM
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Hey thanks for the Plug! ;-)
I have used the Spray can Technique on quite a few airplanes and it has always worked well for me!
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Old 02-24-2003, 11:03 PM
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Here's a picture of the P-40 with the wing attached. Right now I am working on the wing fillets.
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Old 02-24-2003, 11:24 PM
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Looks great so far Fourstar Keep up the good work!
and have fun shaping out the wingtips LOL they're a beast
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looks great except for one thing.....the detail.....dont get me wrong its very nice! But, your missing the upper teeth.....on your sharks mouth! want a nice scale touch? round toothpicks for the wing cannons.......and exhaust streaks.....these basic things will make your p-40 stand out in the crowd! Remember the japanese "kill" markings.....there was'nt a p-40 out there( of the AVG) that didnt at least shoot down 1 enemy plane.....hope this helps!
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Foxtrot, Thanks for the advice on the guns and the exhaust streaks. In the pic you saw the front of the plane sports only the upper cowling. The bottom half is the ABS plastic stuff and that is where the provided sticker of the sharks mouth goes. And the funny thing is you got my brain thinking and I looked at all of the stickers that came with the kit and there are 5 stickers of Japanese flags to signify 5 kills. Hey doesn't that mean I'm an ace.
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