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P-40

BarracudaCals 1/48 P-40K Warhawks Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2010 Manufacturer BarracudaCals
Subject P-40K Warhawks Part 1 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48007 Pros Nice selection of nose art subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $13.95    

First Look

BarracudaCals has returned with their next installment in their 1/48 scale aircraft series with this nice nose art selection of P-40K Warhawks. These subjects run the range of North Pacific, South Pacific, and China/Burma theaters.

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This set provides an interesting cross-section of subjects:

  • P-40K, 13, 64 FS/57 FG, Hadi Main, Tunisia, 1943, as flown by 1Lt Robert Johnson 'Jay' Overcash
  • P-40K, 161, 75 FS/23 FG, Kweilin, China, 1943, as flown by Capt John Hampshire Jr
  • P-40K-1, 171, 75 FS/23 FG, Hengyang, China, 1943, as flown by Major Elmer Richardson
  • P-40K-1, 29, 7 FS/49 FG, Port Moresby, New Guinea, 1943, as flown by 2Lt Arland Stanton

The sheets are printed by Cartograf and are very sharp as well as in-register. The sheet comes with a nice set of maintenance stencils and good instructions on where everything goes. The instructions indicate that these markings are intended for the Hasegawa or AMT 1/48 P-40K.

My sincere thanks to BarracudaCals Decals for this review sample!

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