Tutorial: Academy 1/72 P-40B Tomahawk – Part 3 – Internal Details

At this stage, when adding internal details to your model, modeler’s creativity, some skills and patience are the key for good results. In my case, I’m much more patient than skilled so my advise is always keep trying, studying, practicing and improving your skills and models.

I made some details on the cockpit, instrument panel and the cargo compartment of this 1:72 Academy Custiss P-40B Tomahawk. Everything from scratch. Basically, I used white and plain polystyrene sheets, very thin wires (0.2 mm), white school glue and color laser prints. Nothing really expensive and easily accessible.

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Tutorial: Academy 1/72 P-40B Tomahawk – Part 2 – Cutting

Continuing from our previous post “Tutorial: Academy 1/72 P-40B Tomahawk – Part 1 – Research“, after doing the research and defining a plan (for building and painting it) now it’s time to show you how to cut some parts of the Academy 1/72 P-40B Tomahawk. As always, it is very important to perform a good research, to understand the Kit User’s Manual and get familiar with the kit itself, including the sprues, parts location and decals.
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1/72 Academy Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk Tutorial

Tutorial: Academy 1/72 P-40B Tomahawk – Part 1 – Research

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.

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All About Kits Cutting tools Tricks and Tips

Safety Tips: Practice your Hobby Safely

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 🙂

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Welcome to All About Kits

My name is Douglas and I had always been fascinated by plastic model kits. I started this hobby very early in the 80’s, attracted by the possibility of having any aircraft on a small scale (or just a replica) in my room. Spoiler alert: I really like aircraft, especially the military ones 🙂 . Also, I remember how hard was to assemble those little pieces together and using some tools and paints from my mother’s craft work! It was an adventure…
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