January of 2011 has been a strange month in terms of model building. I spend the first two weeks waffling from one project to another, unsure what to devote my efforts and time to. This was followed by a week or two of several setbacks, and an ever shrinking will to continue working on anything. So I opted for a kit that would fit well, and have a simple finish. I chose the 1/72 Academy P-40E. I suppose the kit is too young to qualify as a classic. It was produced in the Mid 1990s when Academy finally started to come into its own.
The kit is not perfect, as it has shape problems, and the decals were somewhat problematic. Still, this kit is just what the doctor ordered.
So, if you are a reader in the future, reading this many years since 2011, go ahead and consider this kit a classic.