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Academy P-38M Nightmare…er, Night Lightning (or) the P-38M in Japan and Why It Matters to Me

by David A. Thomas on October 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

Warning: This is a lengthier than usual post, so read on at your own peril. History of the Bird The P-38M captured my imagination some time ago, and I decided this point in my return to modeling was my chance […]

Father and Son Builds!

by Paul Barber on October 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Well, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. My eldest son Bill (6 years old going on 38) decided he wanted to join in the fun again! He has a growing of love of jets so our first joint-build […]

P-38J Lightning, 1/72 Academy

by Hongseob CHOI on September 17, 2017 in Aviation -- 29 Comments

Hello again! I’ve stucked with heavy work for severel month and cannot build new thing in this days. I think I almost have withdrawal symptoms with this. Anyway I’ll continue presenting my old catalogues of couple of years. I build […]

Academy 1/48th Lockheed P-38E Lightning, USAAC,343rd FG,54th FS,Aleutian Island Campaign June 1942

The P-38E with the 54th Fighter Squadron actually appeared a little later in the campaign in the harsh Alaskan environment. Operating out of Elmendorf Field some units detached and forward deployed at Ft Randall. The 54th was the only unit […]

Lightning in June

by David leigh-smith on May 13, 2017 in Aviation -- 34 Comments

We have all been there. A model just fights and fights every inch of the way and sometimes just seems to say, “you aren’t really much good at this hobby, why not try golf, or knitting? Something less… skillful”. This […]

2017 build plan

So, taking a leaf from Greg’s book – I have decided to commit to a model plan. I think it’s an interesting idea to set out what you hope to do and see where you get to at the end […]

Lockheed P 38E F4 Lightning, A55-3, 1 PRU RAAF Coomalie NT 1943.

by Allan J Withers on March 14, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

1/72 Airfix, I modified the nose, fitted brass tube and wire to the prop’s, added antennae and just enough weight for it to sit, finished in Polly Scale acrylics and MM enamels with MM acrylics over Daves decals, Aussie and […]

Academy 1/48 Lockheed P-38M Night Lightning USAAF

by Chuck A. Villanueva on February 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

Late August 1945, as Capt McLaughlin (fictional) views the moonlit Pacific out of the cockpit of his P-38M. The drones of the supercharged Allisons like music in his ears. The war is over, though being in the war zone since […]

Revell 1/48 P-38 Lightning

by Tom Bebout on December 30, 2016 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

A blast from the recent pass. This kit has been around forever so I thought I would try my hand at a natural metal finish. Used Tamiya TS-17 gloss aluminum from a rattle can. Then added some True Detail wheels […]

Camouflage & Markings – English Electric Lightning

by Editor on December 30, 2016 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

The English Electric Lightning is one of those iconic aircraft of the Cold War era. It was designed, developed, and manufactured by English Electric, a company that subsequently came to be absorbed by the newly formed British Aircraft Corporation. The […]