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Shelf of Doom P-40


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I don’t know exactly when I started this kit, but I do believe it was sometime after I came home from overseas deployment in early 2006, and moving out of that house in summer 2011. I did a few improvement mods to the cockpit and fuselage, but most were not well referenced and I decided to just resume construction to get it done. I’ll get ahold of another kit and have another go at it somewhere down the line.
Anyways, this is how the kit was this afternoon when I pulled it off the shelf of doom. The fuselage was mostly together and seams cleaned up, and basic wing and tire construction completed

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So this evening I installed the wings

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and a little bit of reference inspiration…

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I’m gonna be working on this during the usual paint or glue drying pauses on my F2A, and if that one is completed first, it will be full speed ahead here.
 

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16 hours ago, ghodges said:

That's the great thing about modeling....there's no expiration date on them! 

 

Gil :cool:

But sometimes the decals expire… 🤨

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Gil is right, and you are also right about the decals. Still, that is why we have so many people printing extras for us. Great work Carlos, it feels great to move forward on a shelf queen. I have about three I wish I could finish but can't due to the loss of one or more vital parts that are seriously hard to scratchbuild and impossible to replace

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Mark, it’s gonna be great to get another sideliner completed.

As well as resuming work on my Buffalo, I also resumed work on my P-40.
First up was drilling out the exhausts

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after that I installed the exhaust stacks and from portion of the nose, as well as the nose gun fairings

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I also figured out a way to add some sheet styrene after closing up the wing into the wheel wells to fill the gap and replicate the missing skin and wing spar in there. I also filled the mount point for the drop tank, as AVG Hawks we’re not able to mount drop tanks

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lastly I had previously added the horizontal stabilizers

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Just about ready for some basic painting…

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