Welcome to our first All About Kits Tutorial!
The idea behind this tutorial is to bring information and ideas about how to build a 1/72 Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk from Academy.
This first part is about research – collecting information about the real object, in our case here, the Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk airplane. As every single project, it’s very important to spend a few hours doing a detailed research in your personal library or Internet and understand the instructions in the kit’s “User’s Manual”.
After all, I’m positive that these actions will make a significant difference during the assembly of your kit. Also, any additional information, picture, examples of other kits, will bring some good ideas in how to add details to your model.
All of us who build scale models know very well what are the benefits of this great hobby. But we can not be fooled by the “good feeling”, happiness of doing this hobby and do not pay attention to some safety details. This hobby involves cutting tools, cutters, glue, paints, solvents, small parts and even some electrical equipment or power tools. So, we always have to remember the danger of handling these tools and take proper care. So, let’s see some tips on “surviving” the hobby 🙂
If you are planning to start with Plastic Modeling and build some kits then you will need a minimum and essential tools to do the work. Scissors, pliers, hobby knifes, sandpapers, adhesives, paints, brushes and mask tapes are just the beginning of the list of tools and accessories that you gonna need.