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Done: Italeri 1/48 P-40E Warhawk

Yes, I do like this kit. So much, in fact, that I went and bought another one for future in-between builds. It has its weak points, like the fit of the engine nacelle, the somewhat simplified cockpit and the wheels (best replaced by some aftermarket). But nonetheless, what is in the box makes for a really fun build. And having it finished makes me want to build an early “C” version, another “E” in British camouflage from New Guinea, one of those nifty tan-colored P-40’s out of Tarawa…

So, here it is, in its Aleutian colors, sporting a somewhat debatable white spinner, and True Details wheels and pilot’s seat from Ultracast. Paints are Tamiya and Gunze with an oil wash and some slight chipping using a sponge.

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