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I'll get you guys caught up on a Hasegawa P-40N I'm doing in the "Parrot Head" scheme.  I used to thing that nose art was absurd...but I'm older now and it looks fun.

It is ironic that the leader of our modern day Parrot Heads, Jimmy Buffett, has passed away.  May he rest in peace.

Here is a pictorial journey.  I have the fuselage glued up and am dealing with seams around the cockpit.

Also have modified the propeller into a wide chord version.

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Yeah, I took some time to rivet.  It looks good.  Just need to make sure I don't lose it with sloppy paint job.

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I used the Hasegawa decal for the instrument panel.  After about a dozen hits of Solvaset it looks acceptable...

Also, I did rudder cables with wire.  Easy.

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2 hours ago, KUROK said:

I used to thing that nose art was absurd

That could be blasphemes :D but she is looking good thus far  if you pay that close attention to rivets I am sure the paint will be just as good.As to the Nose-Art I always thought it was the way a young Buck got a hold of some Nice government property and made it his hot rod.;)

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42 minutes ago, KevinM said:

That could be blasphemes :D but she is looking good thus far  if you pay that close attention to rivets I am sure the paint will be just as good.As to the Nose-Art I always thought it was the way a young Buck got a hold of some Nice government property and made it his hot rod.;)

Ha!  I mean "that" nose art, the parrot P-40, not ALL nose art!  He he.  I need to work on my grammar...

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Those look good and the prop looks good also! Rob another member on here got me started on "Nato Black" I just about use it everywhere now.I did some invasion stripes in semi-black and hit them spotty like with NB and it looked convincing to me.Keep up the good work.:unworthy:

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16 hours ago, KevinM said:

Those look good and the prop looks good also! Rob another member on here got me started on "Nato Black" I just about use it everywhere now.I did some invasion stripes in semi-black and hit them spotty like with NB and it looked convincing to me.Keep up the good work.:unworthy:

Thanks much.  I think I have some Nato Black somewhere.  It is a great scale black.  As I recall it has a green tint when you get it out in the sun?

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The Eduard Brassin wheels are very well made and they'll look great on my project.

These must be an older version as the new printed ones don't have a webbing in the spokes.

At first I thought I'd have to scrape them out with a hobby knife and I was nervous about messing them up.

Fortunately, the webbing stands proud on the backside.  I could grind with Dremel very gently and it worked like a champ!

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A tidbit of progress.

I took the kit gun sight in hand and added a thinner piece of clear glass.

It was attached with UV cure glue and the clear "lens" was done with that too.  I like that glue for many uses.

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