Kagero TopDrawings #68 Curtiss P-40

The TopDrawings series of books are smaller books that supply line drawings in 1/72 and 1/48 along with some colour profiles and other drawings.

This book is about the Curtiss P-40 B, C, D, E, and variants. There are many 1/48 and 1/72 line drawings of the various models inside. There are also 6 colour profiles in the centre of the book and the rear cover and an A4 colour poster.

The book info…

  • Author: Mariusz Łukasik
  • ISBN 978-83-66148-18-5
  • 28 pages
  • drawings sheets A4
  • poster A4
  • 6 color profiles
  • Matte coated paper
  • Format (sizes): A4 (210×297 mm)
  • Booklet binding

There is no masking foil in this book

The book starts off with a short overview of the development of the aircraft and the different versions. Then it gets straight into the 1/48 drawings with the original design of the prototype. It goes through the different variants and outlines the changes to each version. It also covers the Tomahawk and Kittyhawk. Most of the views are port side views, but there are also starboard views and views from above and below along with partial views of interesting parts. Wing and fuselage profiles are also shown. Towards the back of the view, we move to the 1/72 views and each view has grey shaded areas that show the changes from the previous version. These changes are also described in the text.

The colour profiles are nice and large and the descriptions are informative. They are of interesting aircraft too. The colour poster is of a P-40B in combat over Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941.

If you want to do something a bit different with your P-40 then this is a perfect book for you to get your external details just right.

This book is available direct from the publisher here for about US$21.30.

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Paul has been with Model Builder International since almost the beginning. He started building models as a boy, and took a hiatus, but started building again a few years ago. He builds pretty much anything, but mostly WW2, with a smattering of modern and the occasional SciFi model.


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