P-40E Warhawk

Another great kit from Academy, the P-40 was a fun build. Doing the nose art myself added to the mix a new challenge of making my own masks. I am completely satisfied with the end result. This P-40 was more than a build to me. It is from the “AleutianTigers” squadron that served in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. My wife’s grandfather was stationed there during WWII, helping fend off the Japanese. He was not a pilot, but I thought this would be a fitting tribute to him and the service he gave to the United States of America. There is so much that I wish I could know about his time there but unfortunately he passed away nine years ago. So here is my second dedication in the past month. This one goes to George Szostek.
I enjoy the builds that have an added emotional tie to them. It gives an extra motivational factor to get it right and do a better job. From start to finish, this was a great build.

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6 thoughts on “P-40E Warhawk

  1. It’s always nice to have a personal tie to a piece, this is what makes museum artefacts so interesting. It’s especially nice when the attachment is family. even if. He was not a pilot you have done him, and them, great justice and I’m sure he would have been immensely proud.

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