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June MOM winner

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The Curtiss P-40 was a development of the earlier P-36, replacing the P-36's radial engine with an inline Allison V-1710. While the aircraft was outclassed by the Spitfire, Bf 109 and the principal Japanese fighters, in the hands of a good pilot, it could hold its own in combat, and in the early days of the war it was all the US Army had to offer.

The P-40's great strength was its adaptability. Curtiss continuously developed new versions such that the final P-40Q version of 1944 was almost completely different from the early versions.
the model
Trumpeter's 1/32 P-40B is a nice model, but I decided to challenge myself with this build, so I cut away large areas of the exterior, and scratchbuilt the interior structure thus revealed.
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About the Author

About joe mccaslin (fightnjoe)

I have been building models for 30+ years, seriously for the last ten or so. My main interests are USAAC Aircraft and just about anything having to do with the attack on Hawaii Dec 7, 1941. Although my main scale has been 1/48 I am now starting to look more and more into 1/32. The best part abo...


Outstanding work, Joe! You are amazing.
JUL 11, 2014 - 05:03 PM
Congrats on winning MoM Joe, but it was well deserved. Your curtiss is a piéce de resistance when it comes to detailing a model. Really outstanding work. Cheers Pedro
JUL 11, 2014 - 10:22 PM
thank you, you are very kind. all are top notch works. joe
JUL 12, 2014 - 10:39 AM
Yep. Good work fellah. Better man won.
JUL 12, 2014 - 03:18 PM
Stunning level of realism Joe! Congrats from a fellow Washingtonian.
JUL 12, 2014 - 05:46 PM
thank you for your kindness. mike, honestly, i would hate to have a do over on the voting. not sure i would win a second time. joe
JUL 13, 2014 - 11:17 AM
Fantastic work - so talented!
JUL 17, 2014 - 06:18 PM
Truly inspirational modelling ! I guess i will never reach this level, congratulations!
JUL 17, 2014 - 08:55 PM
i am grateful for the kind words. i have said from the beginning and i say again. i am not a skilled builder. what i do anyone can and almost everyone would do it better. joe
JUL 18, 2014 - 05:05 PM