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on Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:17 am
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I found this .STL of a P-40 Warhawk a long time ago (I don't recall exactly where) but only now do I have the ability to print it myself. It's a very simple model, with no external detailing at all — no exhausts, no canopy ribbing, no panel lines or control surfaces. It's like an old air force recognition model, in which the silhouette is the important thing and all those other details are superfluous.

I've painted it up in colours for the Desert Air Force in North Africa during WWII. At least, I think I have — I haven't done a great deal of research into exact markings. It's intended purely as a wargaming model, so for me, near enough is good enough as long as it's recognizable as what it's intended to be. I've added a nail head to its belly so that it will stick to my magnetic flight stands.

Note: Painting RAF roundels freehand is a gigantic pain in the arse, but I haven't found any masking method for this scale that isn't just as much of a pain in the arse. I'm terrible at handling waterslide decals, but in the case of RAF roundels I'd make the effort (if I actually had any handy).

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on Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:25 am
Looks good to me.

And it'll look great on the table. You don't really see all the intricate detail when you're playing the game. It's more about the general vibe of the thing. And I think you captured a Desert Air Force P-40 really well!


Also impressed with your freehand markings. Wish I had that level of control.
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on Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:51 am
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It didn't seem right, since it's a P-40, that it didn't have a shark-mouth painted on. So I went back and did that.
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on Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:42 pm
A very simple model, but fantastic painting! Your freehand markings rival any decals. I also like the shark mouth. The canopy looks fantastic too.

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