#648 P-40B Flying Tiger in 1:72
Building the most excellent Airfix P-40B H81-A2 1:72 in Flying Tigers livery.
No electronics in this one.
The aircraft depicted in this Airfix A01003 1:72 kit was flown by Flight Leader Charles H. Older, Third Squadron, American Volunteer Group, Kunming, China, 1942.
It sports the roundels of the Republic of China, and a “Flying Tiger” insignia that was created by the Walt Disney Company.
To the extent I kept track of this…
|cockpit||Pale Yellow||Humbrol 81||Vallejo 70.824 German Camo Orange Ochre|
|prop tips||Matt Trainer Yellow||Humbrol 24||70.952 Lemon Yellow|
|lower fuselage||Matt Camouflage Grey (approx DuPont 71-021)||Humbrol 28||70.986 Deck Tan + 70.993 white grey ~4:1|
|Matt Black||Humbrol 33|
|upper camo||Matt US Dark Green (approx DuPont 71-013)||Humbrol 116||70.893 US Dark Green|
|upper camo||Matt US Light Earth (approx DuPont 71-009)||Humbrol 119||70.921 English Uniform w/ 70.824 German Camo Orange Ochre ~ 3:1|
I love the way Airfix designed the cockpit to be built up on the wing, with the fuselage fitting neatly over the top.
I seem to have not taken any more WIP shots. So straight from painting and decaling:
With an antenna aerial rigged:
Although just simple decals, the cockpit dashboard is nicely visible through the canopy
It does look quite menacing if you need to stare it down!
The Airfix 1/72 Flying Tigers P-40B joins its little brother - AFVClub 1/144.