1/48 Academy P-40N – Burma Banshees

This build was the Academy 1/48 P-40N. I will also be using Eduard’s photo etch set to add details. I used the kit decals for the Burma Banshees scheme. This scheme represents 2nd LT. Philip Adair’s P-40N named “Lulu Belle” of the 89th fighter squadron in the 80th fighter group. During his service with the Burma Banshees he actually fly two aircraft named Lulu Belle. The first aircraft was severely damaged in December 1943 when the air base was attacked. 2nd LT Adair after just returning from a mission hopped back into his aircraft and chased the bombers and their escorts. Even though his aircraft was damaged he returned to his base and assigned a second aircraft which he also named Lulu Belle. This will look like the aircraft during the 1944 battle of Imphal-Kohima in India.

You can see all the photos and details from start to finish in my build log at: 1/48 P-40N Burma Banshees “Lulu Belle”


Leave a Reply

search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close