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

by Allan John 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 […]

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

by Chuck A. Villanueva on February 25, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 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 […]

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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 […]

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Camouflage & Markings – English Electric Lightning

by Editor on December 30, 2016 in Aviation -- 14 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 […]

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1/48 Airfix English Electric Lightning

by Tzigkounakis Tasos on November 24, 2016 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

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1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightning “Journey’s End”

by Tolga ULGUR on February 6, 2016 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

This is 1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightning with the markings of “Journey’s End” flown by Lt Col Joseph Meyer from 38th FS, 55th FG Nuthampstead AB England in November 1943. Cockpit modified by Eduard instrument panel and Ultracast resin seat Others […]

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Airfix 172 Lightnings

by mark poulton on December 1, 2015 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

Carrying on my Airfix love affair, I eagerly waited the new Lightning when it was released. I have built several of the 1/48 scale ones and they were/are superb models and a delight to build. I asked Santa for an […]

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1/32 Scale Trumpeter English Electric Lightning F.Mk1 RAF Coltishall 1963

by Eric Galliers on July 26, 2015 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

Modifications to back date the kit to a Mk1: Removal of the wiring conduit running 3/4 of the length of the fuselage Scratchbuilt Instrument panel. Corrections and additions to the kit: Reshaping of the fuselage area underneath the windshield Removal […]

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F-5E Photo Recon

by Ralph Clements on May 10, 2015 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

Here’s my just completed, fresh baked, F-5E Photo Recon, an Italeri 1/48 kit. I read some reviews of this kit after I bought it and before I started it that had me worried, but it really went together good. I’m […]

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Academy P-38J 1/72

by Greg Kittinger on March 30, 2015 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

This is a 2009 build. I was still finishing in semi-gloss back then, and didn’t do much weathering – just some turbo exhaust and fuel stains, no panel wash or other shading/weathering. I thought the rocket launcher tubes were interesting […]