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Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
(1:32 scale model kit by Hasegawa)
Hasegawa's new 1/32 P-40E is a most welcome addition
to their excellent range of scale model aircraft kits.  Prior
to this the only 1/32 scale P-40E available was the old
Revell offering, which dates back to 1966.  While it was a
fine kit in the 1960's, the Revell kit cannot hold up to the
standards expected by scale model hobbyists nowadays.

Parts fit together very well and the way the parts break
down indicate that Hasegawa plans other P-40 variants in
the future.  The completed model looks correct in shape
and outline and surface detail is recessed and as fine as
any I have ever seen.  Kit decals provide markings for two
different aircraft, one based in New Guinea, the other in
China in 1942.  I opted not to use the kit markings, and
instead used aftermarket decals from
Barracuda Studios
to depict my model as "The Old Exterminator" flown by
Colonel Robert L. Scott of "God Is My Co-Pilot" fame.
For P-40 historical and technical background see the Wikipedia entry click HERE.