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Björn Svedberg (UrsusMagnus)

Tomahawk progress

Progress photos of my build of the Airfix Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.II.


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Björn Svedberg
I've started building the Airfix Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.II. I will do the sharkmouth version from the 112 squadron. Unfortunately, the PE kit I bought didn't contain any seat belts so I had to order them separately. So the build has ground to a halt as I don't want to seal the fuselage before the seat belts are mounted. More to come..😉
23. July 2018, 18:29
Björn Svedberg
Thanks Mate! 🙂
23. July 2018, 22:00
Norbert Steffens
fantastic cockpit.
25. July 2018, 07:01
Björn Svedberg
Thanks Norbert! 🙂
25. July 2018, 15:50
Erik Leijdens
Great start Björn. Will look at yours closely as I have the same kit and want to make the Desert scheme too
28. July 2018, 04:51
Kerry COX
There is some careful and fine work in there mate. Looking fine all over. 👍 🙂
28. July 2018, 05:32
Björn Svedberg
Thank you Erik, I'm looking forward to seeing your build😉.
28. July 2018, 14:43
Björn Svedberg
Thanks Kerry! Your work is truly amazing, so it means a lot to me to receive these encouraging words from you, master😉.
28. July 2018, 14:46
Björn Svedberg
The seatbelts have arrived, so I've done some more work on the Tomahawk. Riveting and all base painting is finished. Next will be a clear coat and decals.
31. July 2018, 14:10
Erik Leijdens
Nice nice nice Björn. I like what I see. Think I must start mine soon. The riveting look great!
31. July 2018, 15:29
Kerry COX
Björn, Is the pre shadowing really worth the effort. ? As I am old school who 'washs' the surface in an attempt to create that fine line weathering. 👍
But what I am seeing has still got me looking for more pop corn. 🙂 👍
Blu-Tac rules. 🙂
31. July 2018, 16:25
Soeren .
Fantastic work so far Björn.
31. July 2018, 16:29
31. July 2018, 16:54
Wim van der Luijt
I can only agree with the other mates, really nice project so far!
31. July 2018, 18:09
Björn Svedberg
Thank you mates! 🙂
@Kerry, the pre-shading isn't that much extra work and combining it with post-shading I think it can give some nice result. Especially on the under side. Not so much on the top side when doing a camo pattern as on this plane, though, where I painted the colors on top of each other. I usually don't do that, but I was going to use a darker shade of brown to start with, and then when I changed my mind to go with the lighter shade, I had already sprayed the first layer.. I'm doing a wash later on also to enhance the detail and create some weathering effects. 🙂
1. August 2018, 09:34
Björn Svedberg
I didn't get the fit of the shark mouth down right, so I will have to do some painting to fix it. I'm also thinking of doing some extra painting around the intake.
1. August 2018, 09:49
Kerry COX
Björn, thank you for that little bit of info, as I am yet to try it, just to say I have had a go at something new. 👍
1. August 2018, 10:34
Björn Svedberg
The sharkmouth is fixed! 🙂
A little bit of masking, spraying and hand painting with a bit of clear gloss over it and the shark grin is there. Next is assembly and weathering.
1. August 2018, 12:05
Erik Leijdens
Great fix on that sharkmouth. I believe the sharkmouth decals never fit like it is supposed to. Good job Björn. Your P-40 already looks very good
1. August 2018, 16:14
Björn Svedberg
Thanks James! 🙂
The Tomahawk is finished! 🙂 My first Airfix model was a really nice surprise. Fit and details were good and with the extra details from the Eduard pack it came out really nice, so I'm happy with it.
2. August 2018, 16:18
soheil moghisi
Very nice
2. August 2018, 16:44
Erik Leijdens
A great DAF Tomahawk Björn! Inspiring too
2. August 2018, 19:16
Kerry COX
Björn. I can well imagine the biggest smile on your face right about now, 🙂 🙂 🙂
'What a beaut' as we say here in Oz, and ready for that big gold medal too I'd say. hehehehe
Just beautiful my friend and worth every second too. 👍 👍 👍 🙂
2. August 2018, 19:24
Soeren .
Great work Björn and nice to see another finished kit from you😉
3. August 2018, 04:38
Björn Svedberg
Thank you Mates!
You put a smile on my face. 🙂
3. August 2018, 19:59
Kerry COX
You put a smile on ours too mate. 🙂 🙂 🙂 👍
3. August 2018, 21:09
Wim van der Luijt
very inspiring build....you make it look easy!
4. August 2018, 08:44
Tim Heimer
Very nice work on this! Looks great!
4. August 2018, 12:37
Björn Svedberg
Thank you Kerry, Wim and Timothy! 🙂 It was a really nice kit to build.
4. August 2018, 14:46


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1:48 Tomahawk Mk.II (Eduard EX570)1:48 Tomahawk Mk.II (Eduard 49875)1:48 Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.II (Airfix A05133)1+
Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.IIb
GB Royal Air Force (1918-now)
112 Sqn. AK457/GA-O (Sgt William Earl Houston)

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