#657 Flying Tigers Egg-Scale
Building the Tiger Model egg-scale P-40 so it can join its 1:72 and 1:144 Brothers in Arms (no electronics in this one)
Since I accidentlly started building a few P-40 Flying Tiger machines, I couldn’t resist this Tiger Model 1:Egg scale kit.
The kits can be built totally unpainted with stickers or painted with decals. I went with airbrush and decals in most cases.
|Tires, prop||Matt Black||XF-1||70.950 Black|
|prop tips||Matt Trainer Yellow||XF-3||70.952 Lemon Yellow|
|lower fuselage||XF-19||70.989 Sky Grey|
|upper camo||Olive Drab||XF-74||mixed 70.893 US Dark Green, 70.921 English Uniform, 70.824 German Camo Orange Ochre|
|spinner nose||flat red||XF-7||70.908 Carmine Red|
A quick test build takes only a few minutes. The assembly is fabulous - everything positively locates. I can image this being a fun “quick build” for someone who just wanted to slap it together and apply the stickers. Thankfully markings are supplied as both stickers and water-slide decals.
The kit provides for 3 dashboard options: stickers on plain dashboard; decals on plain dashboard; painted raised-detail dashboard. I went for the later.
There are no masks for the canopy, so did it old school with lots of bits of Tamiya masking tape.
Decalled and ready for final assembly.
Final view of the dashboard before I add the canopy
Final shots after decalling…
1:egg scale joins its 1:72 and 1:144 Flying Tiger Brothers in Arms