Choosing this particular build was a little out of my comfort zone and I am quite happy that I saw it through in its entirety. I’m not usually one for these special schemes, but the iconic P-40 can make anything look good. There is a pink scheme that I need to build as well.
This was the first Hasegawa P-40 build to grace my workbench. While I would choose an Academy kit over the Hasegawa representation, I certainly didn’t have a poor time assembling this one. The build as a whole went great. Nice fitting parts with superb decals. And lots of them. I was pleased with the minimal amount of silvering here and there. I didn’t expect to get away with a perfect decal application with so many to apply. Nevertheless, I think it turned out wonderfully. I chose to keep the whole aircraft squeaky clean. I doubt the real one had enough time to get filthy so a shiny P-40 is what we get. It’s a pleasant change to my normal routine.