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1:48 P-40N "Lope's Hope" from Mauve kit


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I know the Hasegawa is the best kit for the P-40N in both 1/32 and 1/48; however I have always admired the Mauve kit for its accurate shapes and fine surface details.

So I wanted to build a Mauve kit before I move on to Hasegawa.

Well, what I found was that Mauve made lots of compromises that I just HAD to fix: Cockpit, landing gear, guns, open holes for the intakes, etc...

I threw in a resin cockpit, photoetch instrument panel and canopy rails, brass guns and bead sight, metal landing gear, resin wheels, resin prop I did myself.

Also scratched the gear doors, cowl flaps, DF loop as well as belly tank braces.

Here she is!







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9 hours ago, DocRob said:

Wow, I love your P-40. Painting and weathering look great. I never heard about Mauve kits, but it seems you let nearly nothing unchanged.

Cheers Rob

Thanks, Rob.

Mauve is Japanese and their factory was destroyed by earthquake back in the 90s.  Eduard has put out this kit too, as a Profi-Pack.

in the mid-90s the Mauve and AMT P-40s were the tops in 1/48 scale

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