Thursday, May 16

A flying tiger from Young Miniatures savages the opposition this month

Young Miniatures often provides us with very lovely figure busts that are well appreciated by the modelling public – but I think that this one here – of a member of the “Flying Tigers” AVG unit from WWII - that will prove a must buy for many modellers in May …


Young Miniatures May release..

FLYING TIGERS 1942 [YM1843]
Scale: 1/10th Scale
Material: Resin
Weight: 180g
Parts: 5
Sculpted & Painted by Young B Song
The “Flying Tigers was a volunteer unit of American ex-military and civilian pilots who flew to help the Chinese Air Force from the 21st of December in 1941– to late 1942. At a time when America was only getting bad news from the battle in the Pacific these airmen were flying, fighting and beating the formerly all-conquering Japanese air forces  These men were an interesting and rather irregular group of individuals that made one of the best fighting units of the war. They flew their colourful shark nosed P-40’s that became synonymous with that aircraft (and many other imitators) as well as being feared by the Japanese.
These men were often based in remote parts of China and to help them to return to safety over friendly and enemy territory they had a “Blood Chit” on the back of their jackets, this read in Chinese "This foreign person has come to China to help in the war effort. Soldiers and civilians, one and all, should rescue and protect him"
This bust is comprised of five parts of resin that make up this rugged AVG pilot. You can see on the bust (which was sculpted and painted by Young B Song) the excellent detail in the facial features and jacket details. Things like the pistol holster and the patches are an excellent bit of detail that just elevates this kit above many others in it’s class.
This new figure is available from Young Miniatures Distributors