400 series P-40E ''One Each''
Built in 2009
by David Duckett
I used 3/32'' stringers.
There's enough plastic to allow the cowl to be glued straight
The extra stringers
are slightly above the cowl.
Extra wood installed
on the trailing edge so that, when sanded, it will all be solid.
All is covered
except the area between the nose and wing. The cockpit is from
the Stearman kit.
with Brodak medium silkspan, the entire framework was doped
three times with light sanding after each coat. The gray servers
as a primer to see what I missed. The wing filet was made with
filler. It just naturally conforms to your finger. Two or three
applications, sanded, may be necessary to make it smooth.
It's fully painted,
decals added, and a few panel lines drawn on.
is finished. One each refers to how the military describes things
(wheel, one each). I used this color to show that this P-40,
one each, is a basic color. In reality, the P- 40 wore some
very varied schemes, even pink!
This is closest
to the correct color.
© David Duckett 2019