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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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1/32 Hasegawa P-40E
fightnjoe
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Washington, United States
Joined: August 16, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 03:04 PM UTC
An update on the Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E. This is a happy but yet unhappy update.

First the happy. The markings are on. I have done just a little chipping so far with more subtle weathering to follow.







Next up will be an oil filter to try to tone down the bright markings. I will also be working more on the landing gear.

Now the unhappy. Ok down right disappointing pictures. Yes disappointing.

You have seen the pictures I spent around two and a half hours to get. I was so disgusted I reset the camera back to the default factory settings. I then made just enough adjustments on the fly to get what you see. Now the disgusting part. Here are two photos that were taken just a point and click with my phone. You will see in the one on the workbench just how the color is in reality. The other was immediately after taking the last of the earlier pictures.




I am most unhappy with the earlier pictures as they wash out the color a bit and lose the different tones in the paint. May have to go online to get a crash course in picture taking. I had come so far and now it is lost again.



All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe
fightnjoe
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 04:22 PM UTC
Ok friends a post with two objectives.

First:

I have begun the weathering on the 1/32 Hasegawa P-40E. Using both a cheap set of oils and Abteilung 502 paints.

I want to give this build a finish that suggests a story of an aircraft that has seen some hard use but is still airworthy. The aircraft was based out of India and supported flights over the Burma hump.











Now the second objective is the quality of the pictures. I have spent quite a bit of time over the last four or five days trying to dial in a better quality picture. These are the latest in the test.

Please all comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe
golfermd
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Maryland, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 02:37 AM UTC
Looks good, Joe. You can also designate it as the squadron hanger queen.
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:12 AM UTC
Wow Joe,
Your model looks like a masterpiece already. What a cool build!

Oliver
fightnjoe
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 05:48 AM UTC
You are both very kind. Thank you.



Joe
thegirl
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 01:39 AM UTC
Been following along on this one right from the start and this is turning out to be your best one yet Joe , well done so far ! Looking forward to seeing the final results





Terri
fightnjoe
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 04:35 PM UTC
You are very kind. Thank you.



Joe
fightnjoe
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 04:35 PM UTC
Well all good things must come to an end.

This is the finished Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E.

Let me recap.

-Scratchbuilt interior minus seven kit parts, one resin engine, and one resin seat.
-Scratchbuilt tail wheel assembly.
-Scratchbuilt wing framing.
-Scratchbuilt .50 cals.
-After market decals.

All told way to long to finish. But I will take it.











Again the pictures are much too faded but this time I know why. There are some issues/omissions, glaring to me. The ones I did not fix are the ones that would require me to tear the build apart and start over.

Thank you for looking in.

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.




Joe