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Academy 1/72 P-40N Warhawk
kunjuro
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Philippines
Joined: October 27, 2013
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 02:37 AM UTC
Hi folks!

I'd like to share my work on a P-40N 1/72 kit by Academy. The nose decals broke apart when I applied it. So I hand painted the shark mouth. I primed the kit with an car-paint rattle can, but did the rest of the paint and varnishing with a paintbrush. Would appreciate any constructive criticism or suggestions. Thanks!


padawan_82
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United Kingdom
Joined: December 10, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:29 AM UTC
I think the hand painted shark mouth looks great more convincing imho than a decal as these were hand painted in the field on the real aircraft. It certainly looks the part very nice indeed
alves
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Joined: May 26, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:36 AM UTC
Congratulations! Very good job!
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 05:08 PM UTC
Nicely done. Much better than my attempt at the same kit for the ANZAC campaign a while back.

kunjuro
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Philippines
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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 04:24 PM UTC

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I think the hand painted shark mouth looks great more convincing imho than a decal as these were hand painted in the field on the real aircraft. It certainly looks the part very nice indeed




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Congratulations! Very good job!



Thanks padawan_82 and alves! Really appreciate it Hoping to improve my brushwork on future builds. I have an Aleutian P-40 in the pipeline as well. Might just paint the tiger on that instead of the decals.


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Nicely done. Much better than my attempt at the same kit for the ANZAC campaign a while back.




Your work is really nice mate! Much cleaner and sharper than mine definitely. I suck at doing those straight lines >_< I like the streaking on the MGs on the wings as well. Was thinking of doing the same on my kit as well.