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Author Topic: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build  (Read 3157 times)

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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #50 on: November 13, 2018, 05:56:57 AM »
Just look at it...
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2018, 06:09:54 AM »
I sprayed the canopy with blue, gold, and silver metal flake mixed in with Lite Coat. It looked great. I wish I left it like this. After I sprayed a little candy apple blue on it, it lost alot of clarity. Live and learn I guess.
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2018, 06:07:15 PM »
I've never liked the look of bare wire landing gear on a stunt plane. So I made some using 1/8" hard balsa with the grain facing the landing gear wire, and sandwiched it in between two 1/16" plywood caps with the grain making an 'X' pattern, then fiberglassed them for strength.

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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2018, 06:20:44 PM »
Samich...
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #54 on: November 13, 2018, 06:22:58 PM »
Shaping…
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2018, 06:32:36 PM »
Filing, sanding and painting, silver then white...
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2018, 06:59:08 PM »
...then yellow
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #57 on: November 13, 2018, 07:04:39 PM »
...then ink...
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2018, 07:07:41 PM »
...then decals and Sig Lite Coat.
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2018, 07:16:45 PM »
...then wheel and hubcaps. Hey if you're to slow to out run the enemy, maybe the hubcaps will hypnotize them and cause them to crash.
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2018, 07:23:15 PM »
Good enough D>K
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #62 on: November 14, 2018, 05:40:00 AM »
Every plane I build has its own set of lines and a matching handle & line reel. Anything else is nonsense. 
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #63 on: November 14, 2018, 05:50:38 AM »
That's pretty good for her first time spray painting, but of course she had a good teacher.😁
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #64 on: November 14, 2018, 05:52:02 AM »
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #65 on: November 14, 2018, 05:54:58 AM »
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #66 on: November 14, 2018, 05:56:17 AM »
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #67 on: November 14, 2018, 05:57:55 AM »
psh

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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #68 on: November 14, 2018, 06:00:42 AM »
Line reel. Just look at it. Psh.
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #69 on: November 14, 2018, 11:14:25 AM »
Look at the tiger on this decal sheet. Psh. Unreal.🙄
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #70 on: November 14, 2018, 04:46:01 PM »
⬇️Go with these.
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #71 on: November 18, 2018, 05:55:30 AM »
Gorhams verses Wrights silver polish. After doing a side by side comparison,  the Wright's left a deep shine that was hard to tell the difference from the Gorhams.
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #72 on: November 18, 2018, 06:05:30 AM »
The nice part of 35 sized airplanes is they can be wet sanded and polished in no time.
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #73 on: November 18, 2018, 06:51:49 AM »
If you build a P40, printing off a few copies of these may help to lay out your paint designs on.
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #74 on: November 18, 2018, 09:43:34 AM »
Adjustable rudder detail.

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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #75 on: November 18, 2018, 06:18:08 PM »
What are you doing?🧐  Sanding/Polishing and engraving the muffler?  It sure is shiny!😁
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #76 on: November 18, 2018, 06:56:49 PM »
17 gram onboard video camera. Look how the gold metal flake sparkles on the canopy.😁
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #77 on: November 18, 2018, 07:03:36 PM »
The Candy Apple Blue really makes the canopy pop in this picture. The blue, gold and silver metal flake sprayed over it doesn't look bad either.
                         
  Whenever I see a buffed out lacquer finish on a stunt plane, I just like to look at it. And then I like to say "It sure is Shiny!" ;D
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #78 on: November 18, 2018, 07:08:32 PM »
Rosalie and her P40.
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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #79 on: November 18, 2018, 07:14:05 PM »
 H^^

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Re: Midwest P-40 Warhawk Build
« Reply #80 on: December 08, 2018, 09:14:39 PM »
One last thing...A blast from the past: 44 years ago I recall watching this movie as a kid, and was fascinated by the P40 Warhawk ever since. Here's the the full movie. Enjoy!
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