P-40E Warhawk

While I was finishing my Lancaster, my son was finishing up his P-40. Maybe it’s the proud Dad talking but I think he did a fantastic job. He turned out to be a great student and I think he’s hooked now. We already have his next build picked out.

So the build itself was 95% him. The canopy masking and installation along with the gear bay doors were the only aspects that I intervened with. The rest was all him. He took on the filling and sanding like a champ and it shows. He chose not to weather it and leave it with a clean look. It’s not what I’d go with but it’s nice to see his independence start to show. He has even “allowed” me to display it with my builds.

  
  

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36 thoughts on “P-40E Warhawk

    • Thank you! I’m more of a weather it guy but there are certainly times when a clean look is better. He wanted to leave it fresh looking so I’m okay with that. Another reminder that I need to keep quiet. He’s happy so I’m happy.

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    • Thank you! His next pick is actually a submarine. I’ve had it sitting around for a few years and he’s all for giving it a go. I may have a Mustang on the workbench soon. Maybe two of them. I’ve been kicking around some ideas.

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  1. He did a great job! I started my girls off doing some model making last year as a nice hobby for us to do together over winter, when it is too cold or wet outside to do much else. They enjoyed it and have made several little 1/72nd planes. I only got back into the hobby myself 18 months ago after a 20 year absence. I enjoy it but am not at your standard. It is just a really nice way to relax.

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    • Thank you! You sound exactly like me. I had twenty years away and started back up about 5 years ago. My kits in the beginning were terrible. Every build gets better and as long as it’s fun….it really doesn’t matter how they look. It’s a great hobby and kudos for getting your daughters involved.

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