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Geoffrey Abreu
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1/72 Trumpeter P-40C AVG

June 29, 2021 · in Aviation · 11 · 1.3K

I just finished my 1/72 Trumpeter P-40C in AVG "Flying Tigers" markings. The model depicts the aircraft flown by 1st Pursuit Squadron (Adam & Eve) leader Robert Neale in Kunming, China June 1942. Neale was credited with 15.55 kills with the Flying Tigers and was the top American ace at the time the group was disbanded. I drilled out the cowl gun barrels and added Master barrels for the wing mounted guns as well as a Master pitot tube and ring and bead gunsights. A vac canopy was used for the sliding portion of the canopy as the kits canopy had very thick framing and did not fit down on the fuselage spine correctly. Quickboost resin exhausts were used. I added the bulletproof glass behind the windscreen using a thin piece of clear plastic. Eduard PE belts were also used. Painted with MRP paints with markings from a Sky Decal sheet. Antenna wires were rigged using Uschi thread.

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  1. Great model. Humbling work to me but your tips Are valuable in knowing to ad after market parts. What is the Adam and Eve patch for ? Intriguing

  2. Great paint work. Really nice job Geoffrey. Liked.

  3. Did this little gem a loooong time ago, it's the best P-40s of any in1/72 IMHO. You have done a great job on it. Always though the "first pursuit's" logo was very clever.

  4. Really nice job, the finish is great, and really fools the eye. I would never have thought that it was a 1/72 scale build. Well done!

  5. Great build, Geoffrey.
    The work on the canopy looks very nice.

  6. This is an amazing build, Geoffrey, of what looks to be a good kit.
    Congratulations on your Flying Tiger!

  7. Beauty job on this P-40 Geoffrey! Great additions to your build.
    I didn't even realize Trumpeter made a 1/72 Warhawk.
    I have the 1/72 Academy and Airfix kits in my stash and yours gives great inspiration.

  8. A very nice job! thought at first it was a larger scale.

  9. Looks great! Those Master parts really make the small details pop. Well done.

  10. Nice job on this kit, definitely liked.

  11. Nice build, looks great!

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