Real World P-40N

Started by AeroplaneDriver, July 28, 2022, 10:16:54 PM

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After a string of 4-5 Whifs it's time to mix on a real world for the latest.  My Birthday Week Build all finished up.

1/48 Hasegawa P-40N in RAAF 76 Sqn which according to my research wore these colours in early 1945 on Nooemfoor Island off the western tip of New Guinea. Aircraft based here got in pretty grungy condition apparently so I went for fairly heavy weathering.

Colours represent RAAF Foliage Green over Sly Blue.  I spent more time than I should down a rabbit hole researching colours for this build.  There is not much definitive info on the colours so I went with the old modelers rule of "looks right to me". There were so many variations of mixes and environmental factors that its just not worth the time to try to be 100% accurate because in reality it's in possible.

So anyhoo green is a 50/50 mix of UK Bronze Green and German Gunship Green.  Blue is 2:1:1mix of US Medium Gray, Curtis Gray, and Deep Sky.  All Vallejo Model Air. 

Aftermarket is the Eduard Zoom Cockpit set and Eagle Strike "Birds of Prey-part 6" decal sheet. 

Enough yapping. Here she is. A fun build of a favorite warbird.

So I got that going for me...which is nice....


If I can get a few more started builds finished I think I'll do a real world too. I have several Corsairs in the stash that would look good.
Your P-40 is looking great! Nice switch from od green and grey. I share your thoughts on the perfect "correct" colors for many things. Different manufacturers making paints, different aircraft makers applying the paint, extremes of weathering and repainting by field mechanics makes it almost impossible. Give your best shot and forge ahead!
" Somewhere, between half true, and completely crazy, is a rainbow of nice colours "
Tophe the Wise



Like it Aero mate ..like it one hell of alot in fact  ;D  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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The Foliage Green looks spot on to me.  :thumbsup:


Quote from: comrade harps on July 29, 2022, 01:06:55 AM
The Foliage Green looks spot on to me.  :thumbsup:

Hard to tell under all that weathering.

No, seriously this looks pretty good for a RW build.  Colour is close as far as I can tell with my eyes.

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..


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Blue looks a little too blue, on my screen, to me, but the foliage green looks spot-on! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Great build of one of my favourite aircraft! :bow:
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