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Battle of Kasserine Pass Group Build: 1/48 P-38F “Texas Nightmare”

My last contribution for this GB is an Academy 1/48 P-38E converted to an F Model flown by Jack Ilfrey which he named “Texas Nightmare”. Born in 1918, in Houston, Texas, Jack while attending Texas A&M College enrolled in the […]

1/48 Minicraft P-38L Putt Putt Maru

I had the Minicraft 1/48 P-38J kit- but it sat for a while because I was not sure how I would deal with all the stripes on the tail and spinners. The decals from the kit sheet and the Hasegawa […]

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

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 […]


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

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 […]

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

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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]