Thanks for all the good feedback! As you may have noticed, I know almost nothing about aviation, but relied completely on photos I could find of the plane… I chose the P-40 because it looked a lot more challenging than my Oakley’s and I needed the challenge to improve my modelling abilities. I actually have built this model about 6 times, which is great because it came a LONG way from my original attempt
Regarding the semi-transparent circle, I am curious about this but I don’t quite grasp what you’re trying to explain. If you can go in to a bit more detail that would be excelent :).
Do you know a good reference for pictures of P-40s? I used www.p-40.com and www.suurland.com almost exclusively… It was really hard to find a photo of the P-40’s belly, the details of the intake manifold (as you pointed out), and the rear of the plane.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make it easier for you I modelled with modelling in mind and not texturing as I haven’t grasped the concept yet :(. If you do cover research in the tutorial that would be great as well because I don’t think I’ve happened across any that lists good research tips/resources.
From your comments I take it I modelled it differently than most people? Just curious how you might’ve approached it. I spent a fair amount of time to get the body just right, so if there is a better way to approach it, I am all for it