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1/48 ARII P-40E Warhawk

The Fagen’s P-40 Warhawk features a very unique color scheme with an Aleutian Tiger painted on the nose. P-40’s with this paint scheme defended the United States in the Alaskan theater of operations in the early days of World War II. Every once in a while I grab a model kit from stash which is simple, usually after a more detailed build. This is a 1:48 scale model kit, a fun build but it is not exactly an accurate kit. The rivet guy went extreme especially on the wings. Overall fit is not that bad in my personal opinion and for $12 one can’t ask for more. I’ve seen and worked with more expensive model kits that starting by the fuselage halves are nothing shorter than a modelers headache.

If you want to stay busy after a long detailed build or just want to get a newbie into the model kits building hobby, this kit is for you.

George Collazo
George Collazo

George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.

  • George

    Hello Apeace! We modelers don’t usually agree on shades of olive drab very often. OD during the war, had a tendency of fading quickly and in various shades. I’ve seen from Olive Drab Green to olive drab that almost resembles a light tobacco brown color. If your model its to be weathered, IMHO, any shade will do the trick. For this kit I used Testors Model Master Acryl Dark Green #4726, and Acryl Neutral Gray # 4757 for the underbelly.

    You can also use Tamiya Olive Green XF-58 and Sky Gray XF-19. Hope this helps and thanks for stopping by.

  • apeace

    have this arii p-40e curtiss but not sure the scheme color like your picture (tiger scheme).
    may i have your opinion since pending this kit so long.
    not sure the color to use..body…cockpit and other.
    thanks 🙂