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November 11, 2011

Airfix P-40B

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:20 am
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I was able to get the new Airfix P-40B and have started building it for a group build over on UAMF.  So far, I like the kit a lot.  It ain’t Tamiya, but it ain’t Tamiya priced either.  I think it is on par with the Trumpeter kit, but then again, the Trumpeter kit is 3 times the price.  So far, the only think I don’t like is the way the tail wheel and tail wheel well are represented.  Mr. Bates maintains that the Airfix was trying to represent the canvas boot that whet over the wheel well, and I think he is right, but I still don’t think it is very good.  Trumpeter did not try and represent the canvas cover as being in place.

Here are some photos so far.

P-40 sidewall detailWings and interiorP-40

 

Wings and interiorP-40

 

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