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Here are a couple of fighters that I converted to race planes.  A P40 and a Sea Fury

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I like the color on the Sea Fury. What's the paint? And what's the kit? 

BTW, folks, it is MUCH harder to get a high-gloss paint job on an airplane than it is on a car, so, well done! B)

Edited by Snake45

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Thank you Snake.  I don't remember which kit this is.  A friend gave this to me to build and I built it as a race plane.  The color is a copper pearl from Pearl X I believe.  It's a powder and I mixed it in Testers clear and sprayed over flat white.  The propeller and nose cone is from a Spitfire.  The Sea Fury had a 5 bladed prop and I used the 4 blade from the Spitfire for racing.

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If the Sea Fury is 1/48 scale it must be the old Hobbycraft kit. The photo date is 2008 and I think Hobbycraft was the only 1/48 Sea Fury available back then. The Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury wasn't released until 2018.

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Looks great! Nice job on these two!

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On 4/21/2020 at 8:29 AM, Mike999 said:

If the Sea Fury is 1/48 scale it must be the old Hobbycraft kit. The photo date is 2008 and I think Hobbycraft was the only 1/48 Sea Fury available back then. The Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury wasn't released until 2018.

Yep, you're right Mike.  I couldn't remember the name of the company.

Dan

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Thanks guys for the kind comments.  These were fun to build.

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I'm assuming these are fictitious planes. Is that a mustang wing on the P-40? Very nice. Both of them. 

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1 hour ago, Nazz said:

I'm assuming these are fictitious planes. Is that a mustang wing on the P-40? Very nice. Both of them. 

Looks like P-40 wing with clipped tips to me. Would be a LOT of work to adapt a P-51 wing to the P-40, and then graft the P-40 landing gear into it. 

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Yep, clipped the wings and also the tail.  I modified the canopy and tinted it with Tamiya transparent yellow.  I made the decals.  The roundel on the sides is the shoulder patch for the 2nd Log command on Okinawa when I was stationed there.  The RO/RO Raders is the bowling teams name that I was in while there and the 404 is the company that I was in.  I had fun building this plane as it did bring back some great memories of when I was in the Army.  Also, the Blue and Gold is the colors of the high school that I went to in Akron Ohio.

Edited by 59 Impala

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Admins, I posted this in the wrong place.  Would you please move this thread to Under Glass?  Thanks. Dan

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