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Mauve's 1/48 scale
Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk.III

by Rob Bilinski


Curtiss P-40M / Kittyhawk Mk.III

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Here is the Mauve 1/48 scale Kittyhawk III - the RAF and Commonwealth equivalent of the P-40M.



My model is marked to represent an aircraft of 112 Squadron RAF, Gazala, North Africa in November 1942. Flown by Canadian Sgt. Artie Shaw. Shaw was credited with two German aircraft kills in this Kittyhawk; one of which was an early version of the Me 210.

I used the excellent Cutting Edge cockpit and Ultracast seat as well as some scratchbuilt items in the cockpit. I rebuilt the wheel wells, detailed the landing gear and reworked the cowl flaps to show them in the open position. I also fitted the nice Ultracast exhausts.



Hypodermic tubing was used to represent the gun barrels and other areas were refined as well.

All of the markings are painted on with the exception of the serial number which are dry transfers.


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Modelling the P-40
Hawk 81, Tomahawk, Warhawk and Kittyhawk
Osprey Modelling 15

Author: Brett Green
US Price:
UK Price: 12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 January 10, 2004
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841768235
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Rob Bilinski
Page Created 28 January, 2005
Last Updated 28 January, 2005

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