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Hasegawa 1/48 Kittyhawk Mk IV Sqn Ldr John Waddy RAAF

May 28 2012 at 10:57 PM
  (Login Kahunaminor)
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Hello all,

I present my latest off the bench. This build had a bit of a hiatus due to a decal problem and the 190STGB. I had a problem with the decals not adhering properly. It was the first time I had used Red Roo decals so I fired an email off to them and explained the situation. Not only did Gary Byk of Red Roo supply a replacement set, he gave me sufficient sets to conduct some experimentation to remedy the problem and even offered some salient advice. That is GREAT service in my book.

Anyway I digress. The kit is the Hasegawa P40-N kit. I used Red Roo decals, remnants of the Eduard P40-N PE set, Ultracast exhausts and wheels, MM enamels (faded OD, Neutral Grey, Insignia White) and some lead wire for the brake lines. Finished with a Future clear coat and Dullcote out of a spraycan. Tamiya weathering sets, Flory dark wash and Ezyline for the antenna.
Photos show that this a/c was particularly weathered on the white ID strips on the wings and I tried to represent that by going a little ballistic with the silver pencil on the leading edges.

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Some valuable lessons re learned like always let the Future cure properly (an hour IS NOT enough) before adding the Flory wash and small a clear plastic part can launch itself 10 metres! All in all a bit of a labour to get it off the bench and probably not my best but it looks good in the cabinet. Thanks for looking and please comment if you see fit.

Regards,

Kent in Oz


    
This message has been edited by Kahunaminor from IP address 58.165.217.0 on May 29, 2012 5:17 AM
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Steve.
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75.71.239.11

That's a nice p-40!

May 28 2012, 11:45 PM 


 
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(Login creece)
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108.248.166.108

RAAF with german kills?? Never heard that story before

May 29 2012, 2:57 AM 


 
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(Login Kahunaminor)
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Waddy flew in Libya in 1942

May 29 2012, 3:26 AM 

with 112 and 250 Squadrons RAF and obtained his kills there before transferring to 80 squadron RAAF in the PTO. From recollection he didn't actually get a kill after Libya.

A distinct lack of Japanese in Libya in 1942 but apparently oodles of Germans!

Regards

Kent in Oz

 
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(Login creece)
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Ok makes sense ,I was thinking maybe Battle of Brit. flying Spitfires

May 29 2012, 3:33 AM 


 
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Dal
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There's lots of them.

May 29 2012, 3:41 AM 

G'day, Corey.

A lot of RAAF pilots scored German kills when flying in the MTO and ETO. As well as the Article XV squadrons flying with the RAF and individual RAAF pilots posted to RAF squadrons, there were also two Permanent Air Force (ie "Regular RAAF") squadrons, 3 (fighters- flew Hurricans, Kittyhawks and Mustangs among other types- served in the desert and then Italy) and 10 (Sunderlands in the UK) that stayed in the MTO and ETO from 1939 until 1945.

Some Australians had German, Japanese and Italian kills marked on their same aircraft (Caldwell's probably the best known), usually because they served in the MTO/ETO before being brought back and fighting in the Pacific. Bobby Gibbes, for example, had Italian, German and a Vichy French (French roundel defaced with a swastika) kill on his SWPA Spitfire.

Cheers.

Dal.

 
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(Login DallasGavan)
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PS- nice build

May 29 2012, 4:05 AM 

G'day, Kent.

I hope my build (SVoG) turns out as well.

Dal

 
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(Login jonbius)
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Wonderful build!

May 29 2012, 5:27 AM 

You did an excellent job on the kit. Very nice looking result.

Jon Bius
www.agapemodels.com
Modeling with a Higher Purpose

 
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(Login russ12)
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very nice job on that !

May 29 2012, 7:40 AM 


 
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(Login vet666)
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Excellent job, love the weathering. n/t

May 29 2012, 3:31 PM 


 
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(Login erreipmod)
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Beautiful P-40

May 29 2012, 5:56 PM 

Very well done, very nice paint and weathering. happy.gif

Serge Dompierre

 
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