Hasegawa 1/32 P-40 Kittyhawk Mk1 RAF Shark Squadron

By Tolga Ulgur

This is 1/32 Hasegawa P-40 Kittyhawk Mk.1 finished with the markings of “London Pride” (AK772 GA-Y) from No.112 Squadron RAF (Shark Squadron) during spring of 1942 in Gambut Libya. This Kittyhawk was flown by P.O. Burney & Sqn Ldr. Clive Caldwell. This aircraft was shot down on May 30, 1942.

The construction started with the painting of cockpit components to US interior green. The seat painted to aluminium color with Alclad lacquer.

The cockpit is modified by Eduard PE instrument panel and seat belts.

The painting was done with Gunze Sangyo and Tamiya acrylics. Painted in a similar fashion to others Shark Squadron’s Kittyhawks, but with very dark blue undersurfaces. And also no yellow wing leading edge stripes. Camouflage scheme is Dark Earth and Middlestone over Mediteranean Blue.

The decals are from BarracudaCals P-40s of 112 Squadron RAF Part 1 set.

Happy Modelling
Istanbul – TURKEY

© Tolga Ulgur 2013

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This article was published on Saturday, December 28 2013; Last modified on Monday, December 19 2016