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JOHN THOMAS added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 18, 2018
12. September 2018 at 00:22:14 Share
JOHN THOMAS Hey Guys, I have restarted my P-40N Parrot Head project. New build photos up soon. The P-40N Parrot Heads was an US Advance Training Unit in 1943. These aircraft did not see any combat.
12. September 2018 at 00:30:56
Greg Baker Cool! I'm back in!~
12. September 2018 at 00:56:39
JOHN THOMAS Thanks Greg. New build photos up today.
12. September 2018 at 12:56:30
Dave Flitton Looking good!!
12. September 2018 at 18:33:13
JOHN THOMAS Thanks Dave
13. September 2018 at 00:12:51
Choppa Nutta liking the colour scheme choice ! :)
13. September 2018 at 00:47:18
Greg Baker Yeah, me too. I'm really drawn to this subject for some reason.
13. September 2018 at 02:50:47
JOHN THOMAS Thanks Choppa and Greg. The color scheme is the U.S. Standard Olive Drab over Neutral Grey with Medium green patches on the tail. I use Model Master "Acryl" colors on all of my builds. I was painting late last night and will post some updated photos.
13. September 2018 at 12:40:00
Cuajete Well done so far. Following.
13. September 2018 at 19:45:58
JOHN THOMAS Cuajete, Thanks
14. September 2018 at 00:17:16
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. I started the weathering with a Brown Clay wash, after drying two light coats of Future clear coat to get ready for decals. I like to do my panel line wash and some weathering before decals.
14. September 2018 at 13:19:42
Greg Baker It's looking really good John. How did you find the Future? I laughed when I saw your pic with the caption "light coat of Future" and the ENTIRE bottle on the workbench... ;)
14. September 2018 at 15:17:15
JOHN THOMAS Hey Greg, I had better luck airbrushing the Future This time around. I am going to let it cure for 48 hours before starting any decals. One more day of drying to go. BTW, the Future bottle in the photos must be 3 or 4 years old that how long I have I waited between tries so far so good and it's a brand new bottle just opened.
15. September 2018 at 01:13:24
JOHN THOMAS Hey guys, new photos up today. I have finished decaling and starting working on the small bits and detail painting. The Hasegawa Decals were thin and went down well with setting solutions. I did have one problem with the Parrot Head decal it tore in seversl places but I was able to get them back together. Now working on the wheel, prop and landing gear.
16. September 2018 at 12:52:14
Greg Baker Those decals look murder to put on. I'd never be able to recover from several tears... it'd just end up as a ball of plastic film. ;P

I'm intrigued by the canvas in the wheel wells. Was that common? It's the first time I've seen it.
16. September 2018 at 15:13:04
JOHN THOMAS Greg, the canvas was common on P-40's of all versions. They had snaps and could be removed in the field. The canvas was used to keep dirt and mud out of the wheel wells. When the tear of the Parrot Head decal first happen I though it was over. I had only one decal of the head so I had to fix it. But after trying to place them back together I was able to save the decal. I had to paint a few spots on the head to hide some small gaps. If you look close you can see them. I was able to hide a few tears under the exhaust stains.
16. September 2018 at 15:38:03
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. I have the P-40N up on it's landing gear. Most all small bits are done. Just need to paint the canopies and glue them on.
18. September 2018 at 12:25:41
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