A nice little Flying Tiger from Airfix. The soft plastic made the removal of the small bits from the tree a bit tricky. But with extra care I had no mishaps. On the other hand, as careful as I tried to be, I still ended up breaking off two [...]
Conceived as a pursuit aircraft, the P-40B was agile at low and medium altitudes but suffered from a lack of power at higher altitudes. At medium and high speeds it was one of the tightest-turning early monoplane designs of the war and it [...]
Like most of you out there I have always been fascinated and inspired by the exploits of the American Volunteer Group in China, The Fabled Flying Tigers. Their exploits have been immortalized in books and film and their impact was felt for [...]
Three day build complete. P-40B/C Flying Tiger - spring 1942 - 1/72 Trumpeter kit.
The aircraft is actually a Hawk H81 A-3, which was Curtiss’ designation of the P-40B/C aircraft pulled from an order to Great Britain (H81 A-2) and sent [...]
Built over 6 years ago. The "infamous" 1/48 Trumpeter kit..lol
At first my dad wanted to do a RAF North Africa a/c but during the build he decided that it should be a Flying Tiger. Found a nice scheme in Kagero´s P-40 Vol.I, the [...]
I know…here we go again, here comes another stinking P-40, and a “Flying Tiger” one at that.
But…Please bear with me.
When I was a kid in the 1950’s, the “Flying Tigers”…the pilots of Claire Chennaults’s American [...]
The Curtis P-40B and the Mitsubishi A6M5 Type 0 in 1/48 scale. Both of these were built at least 20 years ago but I only got them out to the airport last year for a photo session. Both reveal my limitations as a model builder back then, [...]