Aeromaster 48-056; P-40 Tomahawks

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Scott Van Aken


This is one of Aeromaster's earlier sheets from 1993. Though the instructions are in shades of grey, it does not in any way detract from the presentation. Personally, I'd rather save a buck or two on a sheet without the color instructions.

It is always nice to have a sheet that offers so many options when it comes to different color schemes. and this one is no exception.

There are full markings for all five subjects. First is an RAF Tomahawk in the later fighter colors of dark green and ocean grey over medium sea grey. It also has the yellow wing leading edge bands. This 349 Squadron aircraft was stuck in the boonies of West Africa in 1943.

Next is a dark earth and dark green over azure/black RAF Tomahawk. Nothing more than insignia and serial. BORING!

A Soviet P-40 from the 154th IAP in dark earth, dark green and light blue is the next subject.

Can't do a Tomahawk sheet without doing a Flying Tigers version. This one is from the 3rd Squadron 'Hell's Angels' and flown by Charles Older.

Finally a nice Turkish AF P-40. It is painted in the same colors as the Soviet version.

There are two kits of this aircraft available. An ancient codger from Monogram which is still quite nice and the newer Hobbycraft version. Both will make a very nice model.

Please note that the sheet may look a bit short as I'll often crop off common markings to save on server space.

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