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P-38J Lightning, 1/48 scale 8 months 2 weeks ago #1

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I started this build back in August of 2010, of a WWII P-38J Lightning.



Made by Revell, it's 1/48 in scale and was a fairly straightforward kit. I decided to paint it in green with Normandy Invasion Stripes. This was at a time when I just started using an airbrush and really had no clue what I was doing, hahaha. But I managed. Some interesting notes on this build are: It was the first time I tried scracthbuilding seatbelts (used a flat twist tie and Painter's tape, with wire buckles); I used lead fishing weights in the cowlings and nose to keep her from being a tail sitter; the Invasion Striped were hand painted, with FolkArt acrylic craft paint; and I customized it with aviation art honoring my wife, Karen.











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P-38J Lightning, 1/48 scale 8 months 2 weeks ago #2

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I'd have gone on to enter this in an IPMS show, in which she'd won a Silver Medal!!!


(NOTE: You can see the inspiration pic on the entry form)

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P-38J Lightning, 1/48 scale 8 months 2 weeks ago #3

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Good on ya mate, look at you getting in to the IPMS scene, gratz :)
Nice looking Twin tailed devil
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'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'

P-38J Lightning, 1/48 scale 8 months 2 weeks ago #4

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Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.

P-38J Lightning, 1/48 scale 8 months 2 weeks ago #5

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Thanks!!! I've gotten a few Silver and a few Bronze medals, and honorable mention ribbons....but I have not yet received the elusive Gold medal yet.

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P-38J Lightning, 1/48 scale 8 months 2 weeks ago #6

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Very nice job on that Lightning Whiterook

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In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

Completed:
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M
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