Complete modern flexible paint line from surface prep, pinhole filler, primer, color and clear. Works equally well on metal, composite and fabric surfaces.
Loehle Wonder-Fil - The SOLUTION to pinholes. Quick wipe-on/wait 15 minutes/wipe-off application for fiberglass, carbon fiber, fabric and wood. Disappears into the next sprayed layer.
Loehle Black and White Filler/UV Blockers - Our primers save a tremendous amount of time in the "homework" stage of getting a surface totally smooth and ready for color.
Loehle Color Top Coat - Available in just about any color desired, with extra flex and UV protection.
Loehle Clear Top Coat - Provides even more flex and UV protection, and encapsulates your masterpiece to protect it for years to come.
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Built much like the 5151 Mustang, the parts in the P-40 come prefabricated and numbered. That means pretty much all the wood and metal parts are cut for you already...and you just have to epoxy them together in the proper order. We've taken care of the P-40 look if you'll take care of following directions, which come in the form of large blueprint drawings with lots of details, along with a Packing List manual interspersed with further instructions and sketches. You'll work with Drawings 1, 2 and 3 initially, and then move forward completing the tasks on each drawing before moving to the next one.
The parts are numbered logically so when you pick up a part, you'll know about where it goes in the aircraft. In the fuselage, Station #0 is located at the nose of the airplane, moving back towards the tail to Station #235 in approximate inches. So if you pick up a part number #66A, for instance, you'll know that it will be placed somewhere about 66" back from the nose. The fuselage parts do not have a prefix before the number, so it's easy to set those aside as fuselage parts. Other sections of the aircraft have numbers that are prefixed with a letter indicating where they go. For example, a part with a C prefix is a canopy part, W is a wing part, R is a rudder part, and so on.
The Packing List is divided into sections of the aircraft to make it easier to inventory and work with the parts required in each area. In addition, the hardware is bagged per aircraft section instead of in one big lump which further helps you become familiar with exactly what you're working with at that time. It's like eating an elephant...you know how it goes...one bite at a time.
A little hesitant about jumping into building a whole airplane? That's ok. We have prepared a P-40 Rudder Confidence Kit which allows you to build your rudder first....to see if you like working with wood and epoxy and metal. The kit comes with all the parts you need to build an actual airworthy P-40 rudder (less fabric/paint), including the T-88 epoxy. Step-by-step instructions are included. So for $182.00 (USD) you can try your hand at building. If you like your work, continue with the rest of the airplane. If you're not so sure...you still have a great conversation piece to hang on the wall in your workshop.
P-40 RUDDER CONFIDENCE KIT - $182.00 (plus UPS/Pkg/Ins)