P-400 Airacobra 1:72 Arma Hobby

OK. This is my last in my stash (but for sure not last at all :slight_smile: ) Arma Hobby model. This time Iโ€™m going to build P-400 from New Guinea. So:
the model


add-ones (decals, PE and resin parts):



Till now I glued some parts and used some PE parts:





and I painted interior:


I used Ammo A.MIG No 221 paint as ZCY and Tamiya XF-26 as Bell Green.
Stay tuned :slight_smile:

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Iโ€™m working in cockpit. Only instrument panel left.


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Good luck with the Cobra build, Andy! Will follow as always. Is the balance weight included in the kit or is it aftermarket?
In my old 1/48 Eduard Cobras the weight is included but not so in the later ones.

Greetings from Malta :malta:
Torsten

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Torsten, the 3 metal balls are included in the kit and they are perfectly fit in the special holes in plastic part.

Iโ€™m going to use Yahu YMA 7344 set:


I prepared instrument panel for instal:

Time to install inside the cockpit.

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Yahu on place:

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I glued fuselage, stabilizers and wings:



I added small sheet of plastic to air intake and drilled holes in fuselage MGโ€™s:


In cockpit I added gunsight from Quickboost:

And I started to mount canopy:

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I glued together fuselage and wings and for sure Iโ€™m building the Airacobra :slight_smile:



I put some Mr. Surfacer and now Iโ€™m rescribing panel lines and putying and sanding some points on fuselage and wings.

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Preparing for underside colour.
I used white (X-2), ZCY (Ammo Mig 221), medium blue (XF-18) and neutral grey (XF-53) paints.


Tomorrow Iโ€™m going to put finished colour.

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Duck Egg Blue on place.

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Nice progress so far, Andy! :+1:

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Dark Earth (Tamiya XF-52) on place.

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Dark Green (Tamiya XF-61) on place. Small accident happened :slight_smile: I broke rudder during removing Patafix.


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The rudder looks repairable from here, Andy. Mishaps happen to me all the time โ€ฆ :smile:
Camo looks great! :+1:

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I know, Torsten :slight_smile: Now itโ€™s even better because the vertical stabilizer is in Olive Drab and now will be easier to paint it :slight_smile:

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Tail painted.

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Good salvage, Andy! :+1:

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I started to put decals.



I also mounted propeller.

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A bit more decals:

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Doors and undercarriage ready for install.


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