Tiger Down... A vignette in 1/72 scale.

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Tiger Down... A vignette in 1/72 scale.

Joined: February 28th, 2005, 1:33 am

April 1st, 2012, 9:10 pm #1

Here is my Hobby Boss P-40B in 72nd scale.
I carved the solid cockpit out and scratchbuilt a new one. Several other improvements helped to bring the model to a better standard.
Took me a long while to finish due to... well, life.













Hope you like it.



Rato Marczak
www.ratomodeling.com
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Joined: April 26th, 2006, 10:40 pm

April 1st, 2012, 10:14 pm #2

Those AVG P-40's sure are nice to look at even with a wheels-up landing.
Wonderful job on that, looks perfect.

Thanks,
Allan

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 5:27 am

April 2nd, 2012, 12:45 am #3

Here is my Hobby Boss P-40B in 72nd scale.
I carved the solid cockpit out and scratchbuilt a new one. Several other improvements helped to bring the model to a better standard.
Took me a long while to finish due to... well, life.













Hope you like it.



Rato Marczak
www.ratomodeling.com
I thought I was looking at a very well done 1/48 Trumpeter kit at first. Hard to believe that it's 1/72.
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 4:18 am

April 2nd, 2012, 1:10 am #4

Here is my Hobby Boss P-40B in 72nd scale.
I carved the solid cockpit out and scratchbuilt a new one. Several other improvements helped to bring the model to a better standard.
Took me a long while to finish due to... well, life.













Hope you like it.



Rato Marczak
www.ratomodeling.com
I'm not a plastic kit builder. I'm a styrene butcher.
I'm not a kit builder. I'm a styrene butcher.
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 1:33 am

April 2nd, 2012, 1:28 am #5

Those AVG P-40's sure are nice to look at even with a wheels-up landing.
Wonderful job on that, looks perfect.

Thanks,
Allan

Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

Multiple Mosquito Build, 1/72: Intro Part 1 Part 1.5 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Fini

Fathers Day A6M2: Intro Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Finish

Airfix Stuka 1/72: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Finish

Airfix Hurricane 1/72: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Finish

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...how is everything?
I've been watching your brave efforts with those vintage kits. Makes me want to start some of my old Matchbox AFV's.
Thanks for you kind comments on the P-40. Just trying to discover Dario's secrets by trial and error... He won't tell us...

Take care and keep in touch.



Rato Marczak
www.ratomodeling.com
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Joined: October 30th, 2005, 1:44 pm

April 2nd, 2012, 1:58 am #6

Here is my Hobby Boss P-40B in 72nd scale.
I carved the solid cockpit out and scratchbuilt a new one. Several other improvements helped to bring the model to a better standard.
Took me a long while to finish due to... well, life.













Hope you like it.



Rato Marczak
www.ratomodeling.com
Very well done little dio, the P-40 is superbly painted and weathered, nice fig too.

Serge Dompierre
Frog and Canuck and proud to be
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Joined: May 24th, 2008, 5:07 pm

April 2nd, 2012, 4:16 am #7

Here is my Hobby Boss P-40B in 72nd scale.
I carved the solid cockpit out and scratchbuilt a new one. Several other improvements helped to bring the model to a better standard.
Took me a long while to finish due to... well, life.













Hope you like it.



Rato Marczak
www.ratomodeling.com
Until the recent Airfix kit came along, I thought the Hobbyboss kit was the best Tomahawk in 1/72. You've really done it justice!

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Joined: July 13th, 2007, 9:54 pm

April 2nd, 2012, 4:20 am #8

Here is my Hobby Boss P-40B in 72nd scale.
I carved the solid cockpit out and scratchbuilt a new one. Several other improvements helped to bring the model to a better standard.
Took me a long while to finish due to... well, life.













Hope you like it.



Rato Marczak
www.ratomodeling.com
Well done.

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I looked through the window over the green fields, and saw row on row, sharply white against the green, rising with the hill and dropping again into the hollows-keeping a firm line as they had been taught to do-a battalion on its last parade. The Cenotaph and no one there? That can never be.
-The heart of London, H.V. Morton
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Joined: April 20th, 2008, 5:22 am

April 2nd, 2012, 4:30 am #9

Here is my Hobby Boss P-40B in 72nd scale.
I carved the solid cockpit out and scratchbuilt a new one. Several other improvements helped to bring the model to a better standard.
Took me a long while to finish due to... well, life.













Hope you like it.



Rato Marczak
www.ratomodeling.com
Nice job!That plane looks to be brand new(no bullet holes or flak damage)so it must have had a hydraulic failure of the landing gear.
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Joined: June 13th, 2010, 2:35 am

April 2nd, 2012, 5:18 am #10

Here is my Hobby Boss P-40B in 72nd scale.
I carved the solid cockpit out and scratchbuilt a new one. Several other improvements helped to bring the model to a better standard.
Took me a long while to finish due to... well, life.













Hope you like it.



Rato Marczak
www.ratomodeling.com
Amazing modelling job...all the best Rato.
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