Guillow’s Series 400 P40 Warhawk Build:
Well, it’s taken a while but I’ve finally finished it. Having made the engine cowling detachable I had not helped myself when it came to the tiger shark decals. With lots of Klear (Johnsons) I managed to coax them into position and make a successful cut in the right place. A little touch up of the teeth with paint around the front of the cowling finished off the front end nicely. The rest of the decals were applied over a localised pre-coat of Klear before the entire model was sprayed with satin fuel proofer (Flair spectrum) to both seal the decals in and protect the model from the glow engine up front.
With only top-entry fill and overflow pipes on the Cox .020 Pee Wee’s tank it does not matter where the tubing is placed. Not wanting to spoil the top of the cowling with any further holes I elected to route the filling tubing below the engine with the portion sticking out hidden among the shark’s teeth.
The final picture shows it on display hanging from the ceiling in pride of place above the breakfast bar. Unfortunately Rachael took one look at it and with words to the effect of “DOWN NOW!” I’m going to have to find a new home for it…..
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed building this kit. I’ll leave you with this build sequence slide show of the build from start to finish: