AMT/ETRL 1/48 P-40N/L

Curtis P-40 Warhawk, Lt.Col Robert Baseler, CO 325th FG, Mateur, Tunisia, September 1943

The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter, after the P-51 and P-47; by November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built,[4] all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York.

This model was constructed as part of the Riverside Scale Modellers 2015 club group build and to my surprise won 1st place.

This kit was first produced in 1995 and it's showing it's age, there is a lot of flash and large mold seams, also the kit didn't have the best fit when it was first released and the passage of time has not done the molds any favours, this kit fought me all the way and almost flew into the wall on more than one occasion.