Bell P-39D Airacobra
by Mick Evans
1/48 scale P-39Q Airacobra is available online from Squadron
This is Eduard's 1/48 scale
built straight from the box except for the Quickboost engine panel. This
simple resin conversion presented no real fit problems.
The kit is nicely moulded with
fine surface details, excellent cockpit and wheel well details. One
disappointment is the thickness of the wing and rudder trailing edges
and I wished that I had thinned these down before assembly.
Fitting the Quickboost engine
panel was a fairly simple task. I ran my panel scribing tool and Xacto
Knife around the panel lines to increase their depth until the panel
simply fell out. The engine panel fits snugly into place with some
superglue or epoxy.
The nice inclusions in the
Eduard kit are the etched metal fret, moulded nose weight and the clear
The kit was finished with Xtra
Color paints and the Airacutie decals are from the Superscale range.
Very subtle weathering was
applied before a final coat of clear matt finish.
Squadron-Signal's P39 in Action
was used for reference.
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