Trumpeter 1/32 P-40B AVG Lt. Chuck Older

By Alex Parker

This is my rendition of the P-40B Trumpeter kit, as Lt. Chuck Older's AVG bird in Burma, 1942.

Thanks for all the useful tips and encouragement on my Work in Progress build thread for this one. This is the 6th WW2 aircraft and 10th overall model I've done in the last 2 years, having like many fifty-somethings picked this back up after a 40-year hiatus. There are definitely things about this one that I'm not happy with, most notably that the upper of the two engine cover panels that I made removable don’t not sit right when placed on the model. I think it comes down to the fuselage and engine mount not being perfectly aligned, so the valve cover interferes just a bit despite my attempts to thin the panel. Nevertheless, every model manages to be a little bit better than the last one, which I guess is the point of practice. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my model!

© Alex Parker 2020

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This article was published on Saturday, June 13 2020; Last modified on Saturday, June 13 2020