We are trying to recreate the "KITTYHAWK" water slide transfer that was applied to the LHS of the rear vision panel on the P40N. I have a badly faded original, but cannot determine the correct colours. The Curtiss drawing of the transfer does not have colour details.
Does anyone have a good original or a colour photo of the transfer?
curtiss.....what does the original look like ? I remember a pic of a P.40 that was given to me of the fuselage and wings vertical on the ground in the jungle in new Guinea. Engine obviously out. The fuselage had the scalloped rar view windows and inside was a data plate and "No Smoking" decal on the scalloped section. This was either an E or K or, I guess, short fuse early N.
Not long after its restoration the Hogan/Darby P-40 had either a replica or original Kittyhawk water slide transfer on the removable rear panel of Currawong . I guess either Garth , Charles or the Pioneer guys would have the details you need to replicate the water slide transfer . One of the then owners indicated that they came out on all P-40's.
It would be an easy matter to work out the size from the known dimensions on the cockpit slanted deck, rivet lines and spacings etc. That's how I did all of the markings on the schemes I was commissioned to prepare. The colours are a different matter.......
Yeah... Try Charles Darby. I stuck one on Tony Banta's P-40 way back. Pretty sure it came via Charles. I don't think Tony really liked it on there so not sure how long it stayed on the plane. Can't remember putting it on any of the others.