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Airfix 1:72 P-40B by Kyle Lord for Tim Connelly


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Kyle sent me an update last night, on my Pearl Harbor P-40 and my RAF P-47, and this is what he said, “All the parts here received a coat of Tamiya white primer. The prop for the P-47 was based in black and is ready for clear and decals. The spinner to the P40 was painted olive drab. I primed an assortment of gear doors. The P-40 doors and flaps were painted the underside grey, and the P-47 doors will be painted when the underside of the Jug is painted gray…”

Here are some photos:

 

33938102705_73c354e138_z.jpgP47BUILD43 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33094636004_4910d4cecc_z.jpgP47BUILD44 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33094592454_2270eb0d05_z.jpgP40BUILD108 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33897159816_6f7e2a7acb_z.jpgP40BUILD107 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33125230743_b07a6c3c82_z.jpgP40BUILD106 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

 

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Kyle sent me an update on my Pearl Harbor P-40, and this is what he said, “Decals including all the nomenclature are on. It occurred to me after the main issue with the bottom decal was in the clear section, so I opted to very carefully cut away the clear leaving the letters. I also burnished the decals into the panel lines. It's officially ready for a layer of gloss clear, then in a few days I'll do the zinc on the interior parts.”

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33115630644_735797cd5d_z.jpgP40BUILD109 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33959036865_479324b8b3_z.jpgP40BUILD111 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33959036925_e670a9c866_z.jpgP40BUILD110 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33959036815_cd0131eb99_z.jpgP40BUILD112 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33959036735_f709a287c2_z.jpgP40BUILD113 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

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Kyle sent me an update on my Pearl Harbor P-40, and this is what he said, “Quick update, I've sprayed clear over the plane to seal in the decals. Tonight, I’m hoping to mask and spray the green on the inside of the wheel wells and the flap bays. I applied the decals to the prop as well. This is ready for another sealer of clear.”

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33848632481_2fc2d0ecac_z.jpgP40BUILD114 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33820809442_589722b07e_z.jpgP40BUILD115 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33848632401_e76ce880b2_z.jpgP40BUILD116 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33820809362_afa649381a_z.jpgP40BUILD117 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33820809312_caa9b0cfee_z.jpgP40BUILD118 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

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Coming along nicely! Do you happen to know exactly what sort of gloss he sprayed on the model?

 

GIL :smiley16:

 

Yeah, I'd like to know that too. This is really looking great.

 

Also, have him show the masking for the gear wells when he starts to paint them.

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Kyle sent me an update on my Pearl Harbor P-40, and this is what he said, “Quick update I got the P-40 standing on her own legs. I took out what I could for height but it wasn't much, any more and they wouldn't have any strength.”

 

Gil, hi. Sorry, I don't know what he used.

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33995188376_e6cb3bf15a_z.jpgP40BUILD121 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33906307241_fc2c810ced_z.jpgP40BUILD122 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33995188226_20396d997a_z.jpgP40BUILD123 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

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Kyle sent me an update on my Pearl Harbor P-40, and this is what he said, “I sprayed the inside of the flaps and attached them to the wings. They were bent at the same time so the angles would match. I attached the doors for the tail gear. I dunked the canopy into future floor polish, it pooled a bit so I'm going to remove it tonight and give the application a second go. I also bent the inner gear doors and just now I hit them with primer. Tonight, I plan to spray them grey, paint the insides and hopefully get them attached.”

Here are some photos:

 

33280914744_ece271a274_z.jpgP40BUILD125 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33738282260_e56ba547a7_z.jpgP40BUILD126 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34123174975_61baa3b8b5_z.jpgP40BUILD134 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33280914624_9aa3f5ca23_z.jpgP40BUILD127 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33738282080_d009d2ee53_z.jpgP40BUILD128 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33280914564_6932d2e331_z.jpgP40BUILD129 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33738281960_e308a21a77_z.jpgP40BUILD130 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33992947981_1b4f1a8168_z.jpgP40BUILD131 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

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Kyle sent me an update on my Pearl Harbor P-40, and this is what he said, “I got the gear doors painted and attached in the P-40. I also put the gear strut supports on. They were painted the same aluminum as the gears. I also put the linkages on that control the trim tabs and the rudder hinge. The sights went on up front. These will get painted tonight in preparation for an overall flat clear. I broke one of the guns off, so I decided to remove the other three and will make replacements from a hypodermic syringe. I didn't not it until after the pictures but there's a small point on the rudder hinge, that will get filed off tonight.”

Here are some photos:

 

33356667543_2b227edfd2_z.jpgP40BUILD143 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33783243580_b1faee70a7_z.jpgP40BUILD135 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33783243530_3721620ffe_z.jpgP40BUILD136 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34127237926_dd0b327531_z.jpgP40BUILD137 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33783243480_d74d7de382_z.jpgP40BUILD138 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34167908705_1fc67d48ef_z.jpgP40BUILD139 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34127237826_c65de8e6ea_z.jpgP40BUILD140 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34037122611_8234a3431a_z.jpgP40BUILD141 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34127237686_a55189afae_z.jpgP40BUILD142 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

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Kyle sent me an update on my Pearl Harbor P-40, and this is what he said, “Just a quick update. I got the exhausts put in and finally unmasked the cockpit. Some minor touching up to do but most of it will be hidden underneath the canopy. I'm close to the finish line on this one. Next couple days I'll get back on the Jug and start filling seams and masking in preparation for primer. On a side note, I appreciate your patience. It seems as though lately I haven't had very much time to model and it frustrates me a bit. Things will smooth over soon and I'll be able to get back to my steady pace.”

Here are some photos:

34180061056_cf246f479f_z.jpgP40BUILD144 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34180061006_2d54e47f64_z.jpgP40BUILD145 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34180060846_f7c419a82a_z.jpgP40BUILD146 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34180060776_0bd8e4b3ec_z.jpgP40BUILD147 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

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Kyle sent me an update on my Pearl Harbor P-40, and this is what he said, “I trimmed the canopy for the P-40. I think it'll be ok, but on the next ones I think I'm going to try using metal foil to mask as I have trouble seeing the frame when I'm cutting it. If I get time, that will be painted olive drab tomorrow as well.”

 

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33806607263_0c5c21322e_z.jpgP40BUILD150 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33806606183_052282afab_z.jpgP40BUILD151 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34575040736_98db42230c_z.jpgP40BUILD152 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

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Kyle sent me an update on my Pearl Harbor P-40 build, and this is what he said, “I got the rear glass fit and glued in, and attached the canopy to the P-40. This was a bit frustrating because the rear sections sat too proud of the fuselage. I had to file the bottom edge and check the fit repeatedly until they sat in enough to get the main canopy on. Fortunately, Airfix provides dimples on the inside of the glass to allow painting of the lights and have it come out cleanly. I just have to re-attach one of the flaps and fabricate and install gun barrels and the P-40 will be done.”

 

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34313533790_0d9ea9da01_z.jpgP40BUILD152 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33855671874_b3b6c685ab_z.jpgP40BUILD153 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34697995875_61cfea58f8_z.jpgP40BUILD154 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

34697995775_6b61f48445_z.jpgP40BUILD155 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

33888232943_1183b16e9d_z.jpgP40BUILD156 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

 

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Kyle sent me an update on my Pearl Harbor P-40, and this is what he said, “I finally repainted the filler caps behind the cockpit. Not as bad as I thought it'd be, there are small circles in the outside as well.”

 

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35118633455_3821166e16_z.jpgP40BUILD157 by Tim Connelly, on Flickr

 

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