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P-40 Upgrade Sets

CMK, 1/72

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description and Price:

CMK/CzechMasterResin CMQ72293 -Curtiss P-40E Warhawk, P-40F, P-40K, P-40L, P-40M and P-40N-1 seat. 2.80€ / GBP£2.42/ USD$3.17

CMK/Czech Master Kits CMQ72294 - Curtiss P-40N-5 through N-40 Warhawk Seat. 2.80€ / GBP£2.42/ USD$3.17  

CMK/Czech Master Kits CMQ72300 - Curtiss P-40N-5 Warhawk through P-40N-40 Seat with Belts. 3.80€ / GBP£3.28/ USD$4.30  

CMK/Czech Master Kits CMQ72297 - Curtiss P-40 Wheels-Cross Tread. 3.80€ / GBP£3.28/ USD$4.30  

CMK/Czech Master Kits CMQ72298 - Curtiss P-40 Wheels-Diamond and whole Tread. 3.80€ / GBP£3.28/ USD$4.30  

All prices plus shipping. Available online from CMK's e-shop and retailers worldwide and online.

Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: See details below.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Nicely detail resin extras to add detail to your P-40s of many variants. Separate hubs, as well as a choice of hubs for different aircraft, on the wheel sets.
Disadvantages: No painting instructions at all.
Conclusion: A nice array of P-40 seats and wheels to add that increased level of detail to your P-40 builds, especially the Special Hobby newly released series.

Reviewed by David Couche


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FirstLook

 

CMK has released some nice simple resin sets to complement the recently updated P-40 series. They have produced some finely reproduced resin seats to cover quite a number of P-40 variants, from the E to the late N-40. As well as seats there are 2 wheel sets covering the diamond and cross treaded wheels used by the P-40’s. All sets are cast in grey resin with minimal clean up and nice crisp detail. All of these new sets have been created from 3D designed and printed masters, which now seems to becoming the norm for these resin casting companies.


 

CMQ72293 -Curtiss P-40E Warhawk, P-40F, P-40K, P-40L, P-40M and P-40N-1 seat

 

 

This seat is the metal seat used in the mid-variant series from the E to the early N versions with the rounded top to the seat. Delicatel detail giving a lovely rendition of the pressed metal seat backs. This seat has no belts but is just asking for some etched belts.


 

CMQ72294 - Curtiss P-40N-5 through N-40 Warhawk Seat

 

 

This is the seat used in the majority of the P-40N range of aircraft with the squared off top to the seat. This resin seat has not belts and again, would need a set of etched, or homemade if you are inclined, belts to finish it off.


 

CMQ72300 - Curtiss P-40N-5 Warhawk through P-40N-40 Seat with Belts

 

 

Same as the above seat but with belts cast onto the seat. Just ready to paint and insert.


 

CMQ72297 - Curtiss P-40 Wheels-Cross Tread

 

 

A very nicely detailed and cast set of cross treaded types that were used on a number of the P-40 variants. Nice depth and fine detail on the seperate spoked wheel hubs which makes painting easier. The set gives you the option of spoked hubs or the plain disc version which enables you to match aircraft and versions. Speaking of which, none of these sets has any suggestion of painting guides to help the modeller. Some basic instructions would certainly help please CMK.


 

CMQ72298  - Curtiss P-40 Wheels - Diamond and Hole Tread 

 

 

Another lovely set of alternate wheels for your P-40. This time, the diamond tread wheels used. The detail on this set is really good right down to the small hole that is in the centre of each diamond tread block on the tyre. Again, a choice of the hub style to match variants and actual aircraft.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

In conclusion, with some cleaning up of the casting block sections, will see you very nicely detail parts that, if used, will certainly improve the look of your P-40 model.

 

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Although labelled specifically for the Special Hobby kits, they would certainly fit any 1/72 kit that has been produced. These sets are certainly recommended.

Thanks to MPM / Special Hobby for the review sample.


MPM kits are available worldwide through hobby retailers worldwide and at Squadron.com


Review and Images Copyright 2019 by David Couche
Page Created 26 April, 2019
Last updated 26 April, 2019

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