WWII Legends. An extremely
nice model, with good colors, excellent paint job, and superior
assembly. The model engineers deserve extra kudos for the design
of the cowling and canopy, which can be re-cast for any of several
versions of the P-40.
Do you believe in
Legends? Corgi made this model a Legends instead of an Aviation
Archive, and because of the Legends packaging, my copy was marred
around the cowling and on the wings (see here).
The marring is caused by the rubber band that holds the model on
the stand for shipping. The rubber band pushes the model against
the hard plastic of the stand and dents the paint. In addition,
the rubber band mars the paint on top of the cowl and around the
Compared to other Legends models, the P-40 is mounted "backward"
on the stand. The arm with the rubber band is at the front instead
of the back. For this reason the model actually rests on the sharp
edges of the stand. On my other Legends, the arm supports the tail
and the sharp edges come nowhere near the paint.
Boxed in. Too bad this model isn't
available in a proper Aviation Archive box. It really deserves better
Hey, Matchbox. Compare
this model with the Matchbox P-40E.
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