login   |    register
Air Campaigns
Want to start or join a group build? This is where to start.
P40 Work Truck Campaign Late 2010 Early 2011
VonCuda
_VISITCOMMUNITY
North Carolina, United States
Joined: November 28, 2005
KitMaker: 2,216 posts
AeroScale: 1,080 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 05:01 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Well guys, thanks to a kind-hearted gentleman who frequents these parts, I now have my kit for this campaign . . .





Hmmmm.......
Must be the picture of you holding that tiny little fish that makes people take pitty on you. On the other hand, it's nice to know I'm not the only one who waits till the wife is asleep to go on a spending spree.


Hermon
Bigrip74
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 5,026 posts
AeroScale: 2,811 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 05:36 AM UTC
Uh! Oh! we are in trouble if some one gets caught, so I need to put together a legal description of what the campaign will and will not cover A little time please

@ Mark: we thought that your reference would be that best thing since sliced bread, we did could not know that the same knife that sliced the bread would be used on Damian by his wife


@ Herman: What do you mean little fish? That is a baby great white.

@ Damian: It was nice to know you D. Your model building and freindship has been great. Just let Herman, Mark, Torsten, and me know where you want to be buried and how your epitaph should read Hey, would we be able to purchase your stash from your widow at a nice price

OVER TO YOU HERMAN, MARK, TORSTEN.

BOB
VonCuda
_VISITCOMMUNITY
North Carolina, United States
Joined: November 28, 2005
KitMaker: 2,216 posts
AeroScale: 1,080 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 07:18 AM UTC
Well, according to Mrs. Rigby, D's stash is "nothing to get all worked up over." She has told me however that he has plenty of unbuilt models sitting on the shelf.

......You see, I'm replacing the meaning of "stash" to mean...ah, never mind.


Back to you boys
Hermon
md72
#439
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,950 posts
AeroScale: 3,192 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 09:36 AM UTC
Bob, it's worse than that, mass produced bread is sliced with wires... If I were Damian, I's consider wearing leather collars and avoid tying any flies or rigging biplanes for a while...

I don't normally build 1/48, but for that 15,000th P-40, I'll make an exception .....
29Foxtrot
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Victoria, Australia
Joined: September 19, 2003
KitMaker: 708 posts
AeroScale: 674 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 01:50 PM UTC
Mark,

The P 40 subjects that RedRoo cover are worth looking into there are a couple that they do that are different theatres one is for the mount of John Waddy in the Mediterranian theatre the other is the mount of Len Waters (which has the words 'Black Magic' on the cowling) which was in the Pacific region.
Also their is Aussie Decals who do a few sheets for the RAAF P 40's of all types and regions, you may like to look at http://www.adf-serials.com (under RAAF Series 2 [A29-prefix] for any Kittyhawk) operated by the RAAF.

Hope this helps.
Bigrip74
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 5,026 posts
AeroScale: 2,811 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 02:04 PM UTC
Rob that was a great site, thanks for posting it I will have to spend some time reading when I have extra.

Bob
md72
#439
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,950 posts
AeroScale: 3,192 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 04:40 PM UTC
@Rob: Red Roo has Black Magic, Cleopatra, Sportmen's Special and Waddy's Kitties in 1/72 and 1/48. They're all in the list. Is there a web site for Aussie Decals? I'd love to link to them.
29Foxtrot
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Victoria, Australia
Joined: September 19, 2003
KitMaker: 708 posts
AeroScale: 674 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 05:35 PM UTC
Robert,

Glad to help out with little bits and I hope you find the site is helpfull.


Mark,

The Aussie Decal site is http://www.aussiedecals.com.au

RedRoo decal subject of 'Black Magic' is incorrect in the aircraft code letter.
Cleopatra III markings are in the current Italeri boxing of the P 40n.
Cleopatra I is a P40e-1 that carried a full set of Squadron and Aircraft codes finished in the 'Sand and Spinach' scheme (see attached pix) an RAAF P40e-1 that carried a 'Shark Mouth' motif




Note: The rounded exhaust style fitted to this P40e-1, the fishtails appeared in a later series of the E model
as this particular bird I built last year is on display in a World War II Museum.


Hope this helps.
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 8,156 posts
AeroScale: 3,756 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 02:01 AM UTC
Well you lot, it's great to see the spirit of cameraderie is alive and well, right up to the point where there might be a stash unearthed, then don't the knives come out quickly ?? Thanks so much for your support. And Hermon, please don't try to be clever, it just does't suit you !!



Quoted Text

I don't have a P-40N in the collection, did Hase release that one in 1/72???



They sure did, I saw a couple of options in my LHS today.

BTW the PE set you posted is 1/48, the kit I have is thirty-tooth scale. If I can manage to track one down between now and start date, I'll grab it for sure.

Cheers, D
md72
#439
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,950 posts
AeroScale: 3,192 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 02:54 AM UTC
Oh, only saw the 48- on the Zotz sheet and ignored the rest... Pickins look mighty slim for P-40N in Eduard's stuff.

@Rob: I'll update the decal list with the Aussie Decals stuff.

@Hermon: You're in luck, Aussie Decals has a 1/24 Tomahawk (RAAF) decals.

29Foxtrot
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Victoria, Australia
Joined: September 19, 2003
KitMaker: 708 posts
AeroScale: 674 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 03:07 AM UTC
Hi all,

Here are some Kittyhawk pix of Royal Australian Air force subjects, one of which is 'Cleopatra III' I hope thay are usefull to anyone wanting to build an RAAF subject for this campaign.




Note: roundal styles and the absence of the white wing leading edge and tail planes. Flight leader aircraft carries full Sqn and aircraft Code Letters.

Note: Shirley carries the GA- codes of 75 Sqn RAAF also notice the split spinner and upper rudder horizontal flash on this aircraft believed to be RAAF Sky Blue / White

Cleopatra III

Note: There is no white wing leading edge or tail planes on these birds of 84 Sqn.

Sqn.Ldr. Keith 'Bluey' Truscott, who was the C.O. of 76 Sqn RAAF at Milne Bay 1942.

'Mischeif' believed to be a Red / White split spinner.

I have a colour pic of an RAAF P40n Kittyhawk of 75 Sqn

Aother RAAF Sqn to fly the Kittyhawk in the Pacific Region was: 77 Sqn code AM-, a P40k coded AM-M which had a bright green spinner was the mount of Flt.Lt. J Gorton, who became Prime Minister of Australia some 20 odd years later.

I hope these pix are of help.
VonCuda
_VISITCOMMUNITY
North Carolina, United States
Joined: November 28, 2005
KitMaker: 2,216 posts
AeroScale: 1,080 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 04:27 AM UTC
D, you should do one of those Aussie birds. "Mischeif" would be awsome if you could find the decals.


Hermon
AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 8,156 posts
AeroScale: 3,756 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 05:09 AM UTC
Don't worry Hermon, I'm looking, but I can only find Aussie P-40N decal sets in 1/48 so far. The search continues.
md72
#439
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,950 posts
AeroScale: 3,192 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 06:29 AM UTC
Bob, Looks you're succeeding on this build and we're months away from starting building! Foxtrot has really raised consciousness on RAAF Hawks. I've pulled together a good resource on decals (more to come) and details. Cuda and Aussie are almost agreeing
Bigrip74
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 5,026 posts
AeroScale: 2,811 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 07:16 AM UTC
@ Rob: nice set of pictures they make me want to build a P40 now. The builds that you have posted photos of, are great representations of what this campaign is all about.

@ D.: Hey is that a new shark you got there? I am with you on the decal application for the kit At the moment which we have 561,300 (rough estimate since I am not feeling too good (migraine )until the campaign starts. Hey D. your Zorstorer (if I spelled it correctly )has about the same number of minutes till it starts.

@ Herman: Mark found a set of decals for your 1/24 KittyHawk do you think they will cost as much as the kit? And where will you display the finished a/c? It is almost big enough to fly in. I will be waiting for the photos that you post of your build progress is making my mouth water.

@ Mark: I need to find out if there is a way to move your site up to the head of the tread posts to give those who wish to enlist a peak of the options that you have put forth.

I think that Herman should post a photo of his all decalled up P40 and any others on display. Rob has shared some realy nice pics what about you D., Torsten,Nick,Eetu,Vance,Tuomas, Frederick, Chuck, David, Mark is doing a WIP of the Heller 1/72 P40(E I think) which makes me want to do the same with my OTAKI P40E OOOH! what the heck, something to do even if it cannot be entered. I need the airbrush practice and it might make the headaches go away the inner demon that just has to cut on plastic is pushing out of my cap. So, I will do it I will pull out the camera and start my WIP tonight it will be titled "WHAT NOT TO DO TO YOUR P40 OR THE TIGERS WILL GET YA" Accounting is taking over my life so this HAS to be done or I will lose my sanity if I had any in the first place.

OK tomorrow
1. pics of the box.
2. pics of the parts.

Over and out

Herman, D., Mark I really am sick

Bob
VonCuda
_VISITCOMMUNITY
North Carolina, United States
Joined: November 28, 2005
KitMaker: 2,216 posts
AeroScale: 1,080 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 08:00 AM UTC
Holy Hell Bob....................
I didn't understand a word you just said.
OK, put away the shot glass and just drink straight from the bottle, that should take care of your mess.

Anyhoo, am I to understand that you want photos of our pre-started kits? If so I'll try and get on that tonight. Gotta warn ya though, in 1/24 scale I'll have to stand back several feet so the detail shots may not be that great.


Hermon


Oh, almost forgot, I'll be using the kits decals so what I really need are some interior things like belts and such. With the size of this kit I'll probably end up hanging her from the ceiling.
md72
#439
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,950 posts
AeroScale: 3,192 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 08:52 AM UTC
Bob, It's most likely glue withdrawals Accounting just makes you all numb inside (I surviced an MBA).

I guess that there are a couple of options for the list. Maybe get Merlin etal to pin it to the campaign forum page. There might also be a way to attach it to the top of our campain page. See the Big Beautiful Bombers campaign, they have an "Other images links" line in their campaign header that links to a photo gallery we might be able to post a link to the goodle docs sheet there.

Warm Beer and cold pizza isn't just for breakfast anymore.
Bigrip74
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 5,026 posts
AeroScale: 2,811 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 10:07 AM UTC
@ Herman: just rantings of a madman. What I really need is a vacation from school so I thought that a WIP would settle down the inner demons and the Otaki P40E kit that is on my desk at this moment is the way to settle them. That large number for Damian are the minutes until the campaign starts if I am correct in my calculations. 13 months x 30 days each x 24 hours a day x 60 minutes an hour (13x30x24x60)let me know if my calcs are incorrect. Sorry for the illegable post.

@ Mark: No glue fumes yet just flying plastic particles from the knife and sandpaper just as stated above, boy does the pizza sound good right now. Do you know where I could find GATOR GLUE locally here in the Los Angeles, California area (Pasadena)it sounds like a builder freindly material.

Bob
VonCuda
_VISITCOMMUNITY
North Carolina, United States
Joined: November 28, 2005
KitMaker: 2,216 posts
AeroScale: 1,080 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 01:10 PM UTC
Bob, I think I've found your problem. L.A.

Pack your stuff and head back east. I'll meet ya at the Mississippi and guide you in the rest of the way. I never leave a man behind.....especially one stranded where you are.



Hermon
Bigrip74
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 5,026 posts
AeroScale: 2,811 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 01:19 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Bob, I think I've found your problem. L.A.

Pack your stuff and head back east. I'll meet ya at the Mississippi and guide you in the rest of the way. I never leave a man behind.....especially one stranded where you are.



Hermon



Agreed! Texan by birth and choice but I love Sc, Nc, Virginia and the rest when can we do this?

Bob
VonCuda
_VISITCOMMUNITY
North Carolina, United States
Joined: November 28, 2005
KitMaker: 2,216 posts
AeroScale: 1,080 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 01:45 PM UTC
Anytime my man, anytime.


OK, as promised here is a sneak preview of the VFS 1/24 scale P-40B.




Check out the panel lines. Wash? Nope, I plan on pouring the stains on by the gallons.


Kit is supplied with.....realistic?......pilots. One on the right is a dead ringer for Damian.


Also found some seatbelts in the box. Don't remember buying those but hey, cool.


And the saving grace of this kit is the beautiful engine. Compared to the rest of the mouldings this thing looks like it was hand crafted my a real artist.


Enough for now gentlemen. Put your tongues back in your mouths.

Hermon
md72
#439
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,950 posts
AeroScale: 3,192 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 03:03 PM UTC
Bob, I pinged Kenny, closest source to CA is:
http://store.thewarshop.com/
which appears to be an Amazon storefront
Bigrip74
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 5,026 posts
AeroScale: 2,811 posts
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 04:26 PM UTC
it will not go back in Herman, that is some hunk of plastic and worthy of your efforts especially with your pedigree. As for D. looking like the kit pilot they are lucky to have had him as the model.

Mark we have our work cut out for us with the company we are in.

Bob
md72
#439
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,950 posts
AeroScale: 3,192 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 01:48 PM UTC
What cho mean We pale face? I've spend a half dozen posts cranking these two up on a car thread and I don't even build cars!
29Foxtrot
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Victoria, Australia
Joined: September 19, 2003
KitMaker: 708 posts
AeroScale: 674 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 02:30 PM UTC
Hi all,

I found some more info on RAAF P 40's for those intersted in doing one of the Aussie birds.

P40e-1:-

Geoff Atherton's 'Cleopatra' flown during the Battle of Milne Bay as A29-99 which has a black 'P' and 'Cleopatra' in white on both cowling sides under the exhausts, in the 'Sand and Spinach' scheme with a black spinner.
Note: A colour side view of this aircrfat can be found on the ADF serials site.


P40n:-

A29-414
HU-Z 'Come in Suckers' on the port cowling

A29-651
BU-S 'Thumper' white tail plane only and a black spinner
Note: A colour side view of this aircraft is also on the ADF serials site.

A29-459
GA-P 'Cleopatra' again on both sides of the cowling under the exhausts

A29-521
GA-N 'Svengali' nose art
[This aircraft flew 200 miles back to base with more than 25% of the port wing gone (including the aileron) after a mid air collision]

A29-572
HU-P 'Watch my Form' the addition of 'Lucky 13' in red was added on another aircraft after the cowling was salvaged from a crash site

A29-575
HU-E 'Black Magic'

A29-607
BU-G One of the John Waddy subjects

Hope these help