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Great Patriotic War Aviation => Lend-lease planes => Topic started by: Saivila on October 27, 2011, 02:13:26 PM



Title: A grey-grey modified P-40
Post by: Saivila on October 27, 2011, 02:13:26 PM
Modified profile colours (AMT 7, 11, 12):
(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/4973/34vvs.jpg) (http://img718.imageshack.us/i/34vvs.jpg/)

P-40 EF Photo recce modification.
I made the P-40 sketch with PSP, over Valeriy I.Bullas profile from "Red Stars 4"
Colour samples are from "VVS paintbox". Original profile colours were DG/DE /Sky.

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/1203/photomodifrepamt12127re.jpg) (http://img502.imageshack.us/i/photomodifrepamt12127re.jpg/)



Title: Re: A grey-grey modified P-40
Post by: Massimo Tessitori on October 27, 2011, 04:04:14 PM
Hi Saivila,
thank you for posting this drawing. It's a very interesting variation.

In the photo, the spinner looks partially painted white. Perhaps a trick, as Germans did, to put in evidence the rotation of the propeller.
Regards
Massimo


Title: Re: A grey-grey modified P-40
Post by: learstang on October 27, 2011, 07:04:47 PM
Nice reworked colour profile, Saivila - thank you for posting!  I've always liked that one-off conversion of the P-40K.  I wish someone made a conversion kit in 1/72nd scale.  And welcome to the site!

Regards,

Jason


Title: Re: A grey-grey modified P-40
Post by: marluc on October 28, 2011, 03:02:54 PM
Welcome to the forum Saivila.Thanks for sharing your modified profile,previously I?ve seen only one profile of this P-40 in AMT-4/AMT-6 over AMT-7.

Quote
In the photo, the spinner looks partially painted white.
Another photo:
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z27/marluc_foto/P-40/P-40_biplaza1.jpg)
The spinner really looks partially painted.
Greetings.

Martin


Title: Re: A grey-grey modified P-40
Post by: Saivila on October 31, 2011, 01:27:18 PM
Yes ,i have seen another profile too. That pic looks that it's a mirror image. Pitot tube and landing light are normally on the left wing.
But without a doubt it's a same bird.

saivila.


Title: Re: A grey-grey modified P-40
Post by: learstang on October 31, 2011, 04:31:47 PM
I think it's the same aeroplane as I believe the Soviets made only one such conversion.

Regards,

Jason


Title: Re: A grey-grey modified P-40
Post by: Troy Smith on November 20, 2011, 04:28:00 AM
Nice profile, but I'm a bit dubious about a complete repaint in VVS colours.

A lot of P-40K's were destined for the RAF, and supplied in US applied RAF colours, see

http://sovietwarplanes.com/board/index.php?topic=1140.0

I have seen very little evidence for repainting of lend-lease aircraft during the GPW apart from winter camouflage or repairs.

cheers
T



Title: Re: A grey-grey modified P-40
Post by: Saivila on December 09, 2011, 03:46:24 PM
This is not a RAF camo anyway. It's clerly visible on those bw pics. On the other hand, lines fits with
vvs fighter standards for example  Yak 9  This one  has been a huge conversion and lots of paintwork
must have been done anyway. Painwork looks quite factory fresh.
Regards Saivila


Title: Re: A grey-grey modified P-40
Post by: Massimo Tessitori on December 09, 2011, 07:42:48 PM
Hi Saivila,
here is a sketch.
(http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm13/klesnikov/Posted%20in%20forums/nkap-43-fighter.jpg)
Regards
Massimo


Title: Re: A grey-grey modified P-40
Post by: Saivila on December 14, 2011, 08:23:27 PM
Yeah! This is the one i'm talkin about.I believe this basic pattern fits on uppersides of wings too.
More freehand of course.

Thanks