Eduard's 1/48 scale Profipack
P-40N Kittyhawk Mk.IV
by Philip De Keyser
Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk Mk.IV
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This is the 1/48 scale Profipack P-40N from Eduard.
I built it straight from the box.
Even so, I wanted to make something different, so this is my Kittyhawk from RNZAF in other words Royal New Zealand Air Force.
There are photo-etched and resin parts for the cockpit but this is not so easy to make this fit in the fuselage, with a lot of passions it’s works. The fuselage does not fit well at the wings, this step needs a lot of putty, but for the rest the kit is okay.
The colors that I have taken for this plane are from Humbrol, Olive Green and White, and Neutral Grey from Hobby Color.
The decals are very good but I masked the white stripes with Tamiya tape and airbrushed them, the result is good as you can see. Before I placed the other decals I sprayed a clear coat. The decals are set with set and sol from Microscale after that again a clear coat to protect the decals. Now its time to do the weathering.
The weathering is done with watercolours. This is easy to set and to take it away. The process was repeated until I was satisfied.
After the weathering I gave the plane a matt clear cote to protect the watercolours. The smaller details were painyed by brush.
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2011 by Philip De Keyser
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