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pmmaker



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:48 pm Reply with quote

My latest build is a Lindberg 48th scale model of the Curtiss P-6E Hawk.


This was a fairly enjoyable build. There were no unexpected issues as the kit went together easily. No filler was needed and sanding was kept at a minimum.

The kit includes a great decal sheet which includes the stunning black and white hawk markings. The instructions show how to rig the model which is important since a foot of rigging wire comes with the kit. So until HM makes one of these in diecast, here is my P-6E Hawk.












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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:47 pm Reply with quote

Great looking build, pmmaker. Thanks for sharing the pics.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:23 pm Reply with quote

Amazing how great this came out in the short time you've had the kit!

Very professionally done, PMMaker! Love it - the "Yellow Wing Era" is always a favorite with me....these planes are classic!

Fantastic job with the build, paint, rigging and "extras" above and beyond what the kit came with...

The black and white on the nose and wheel pants came out GREAT - that had to take some time!

Way to go! Mike

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:57 pm Reply with quote

Thank you guys. Not a plane or scale that really sparks lots of interest in most collectors. I'm glad mine came out okay. Will save me a lot of money once HM releases theirs.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:12 pm Reply with quote

PMMaker...

Again, what a great build and paint on this one! Absolutely stunning!

Q for you: what is the design on the wheel pants? Almost looks like some sort of "cow skin" pattern I do not understand...

No doubt it is accurate, I just don't know if they are "talons" or some sort of vintage cammo?

Great model - looks tremendous! Mike

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:57 am Reply with quote

Mike,

Ivanmoe is correct. The pattern is a black hawk's foot with black talons.

I'd love to take credit for them but on this model, Lindberg gives us these as decals. They weren't easy to apply though as the fit was iffy. I had to use 5 repeated applications of Micro-sol to really soften the decals and get them to conform to a 3-dimensional, curved surface.

The nose decals were large and had the same issues. I had to cut them apart and piece them on. After several applications of the Micro-sol I let them dry. Then I painted the nose, areas around the exhausts, and chin scoop with gloss black.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:30 am Reply with quote

Wow! I am glad I asked....what a lot of work and patience that must have taken!

I see it clearly now...interesting that came as a decal....and who knows how long the decals were in that box, drying out!

It looks great - TALONS!

You have to admire the creativity of the crews back then, and of course, admire PMMakers workmanship for bringing back in a most accurate manner!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:06 am Reply with quote

SpectreNav wrote:

It looks great - TALONS!

You have to admire the creativity of the crews back then


Indeed! One of the more stunning paint schemes seen on an operational aircraft.

I like Ivanmoe's photograph as well. Really shows off the markings. I had to use a different tail number as my decal for the numbers was damaged. I still like the way this one turned out. I think I'm getting better at this.

Thanks guys for the positive feedback.

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