Academy 1/72 P-40B Tomahawk

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Hi All,

I completed this kit at the end of last, year. I got this kit for $3 (Australian). I haven't taken many photos of it, as I think personally it was just a real poor effort on my part with this kit. I rushed it, and made a few mistakes in doing so. In any case here it is

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I built it OOB with no extras. Painting was done with Humbrol enamels, I was not very happy with the paint job camo pattern, but I didnt fix it. No preshading or post shading of any kind done. The bottom of the plane was not really highlighted much, but it was stained a bit. The panel lines were highlighted with copic multiliner pens with a 0.02mm tip.


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I hope you liked the post. As always all comments welcome.
 

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Looking very smart if you ask me!

Now this camo pattern malarkey... I often find myself spending way too much time "designing" my camo patterns and it has to be well balanced and even and it takes way more time than it should.
In real life they didn't spend this much time on this, just the correct colours to break up the shapes in order to optically obfuscate the object, not win an art competition - although this is more correct with armour than air planes because they seem to have real painters doing the job ;)

Every time I get stuck painting camo I look at reference photos online and I always come to the same conclusion that I'm over-engineering it!
 
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