P-40E Warhawk 'Aleutian Tiger'

Aircraft: Curtiss P-40E Warhawk, serial number unknown - possibly 40-596, Eleventh Fighter Squadron, 343rd Fighter Group, United States Army Air Force, Umnak Island, summer 1942, pilot unknown.

Reference: Cloe, J.H. 1992. The Aleutian Warriors: A History of the 11th Air Force & Fleet Air Wing 4. Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co. and Anchorage Chapter, Air Force Association.

Kit: Hasegawa #09789 1/48.

Accessories/modifications: Eduard cockpit interior, exhausts drilled out.

Paint: Tamiya acrylic, weathering by oil wash and silver Prismacolor pencil, Testor's Dullcoat from spray can.

Decals: from the kit.

Issues: tiger nose art decal is slightly different from original (?), this particular aircraft is more than a little 'overexposed' as a modeling subject.


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