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Curtis XP-55 Ascender Wheel Wells


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Can anybody confirm that the wheel wells of the XP-55 were actually yellow?  The Modelsvit instructions show Humbrol 81 Pale Yellow which I assume to be zinc chromate yellow is the color to be used.  I haven't found any pictures online in color that show the wheel wells.

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Nick, I haven't seen anything that will help you, but consider that the XP-55 was exactly that, experimental.  Chromate yellow in the wheel wells would be quite reasonable.  And given the lack of documentation, no one can say you'd be wrong.

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Seeing how it’s a Curtiss product, as was the P-40, I’d suggest using a P-40 of the same era for a reference. 

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Here is a P-40 in production in late 1941… original color from Life Magazine archives…looks like interior green in the wheel wells.

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