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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 […]


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 […]


1/48 Minicraft F-5E Lightning

by Tom Bebout on February 25, 2015 in Aviation -- 16 Comments

So a co-worker throws this kit on my desk and states I hear you build models, got this for $10 so have some fun. Well who wouldn’t want to build one of the most successful reconnaissance aircraft from WWII, and […]


Bits and Pieces….Odds and Ends

by Jack Mugan on September 13, 2014 in Aviation -- 23 Comments

Soon after retirement I found myself hanging out at at local hobby shop, the kind that had hundreds of models hanging from the ceiling. The owner and I thought it would be cool to have plane being shot down with […]


Something about the P-38…

by Robert Bausch on July 11, 2014 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

The P-38 will always be a special airplane for me. I grew up in San Gabriel, CA from 1939 to 1947, all during WWII. Ages 1 to 8, a very formative time in a young person’s life and mind. We […]


D-Day plus 20 days. P-38J 55th FS, 20th FG

by Frank Cronin on June 26, 2014 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

P–38J, 42-67916 KI * S of the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group, 8th AF. Kingscliffe UK. This Lightening, “California Cutie” was flown by 1st Lieutenant Richard O. Loehnert. I was unable to find any information on Loehnert in an […]


Monogram 1/48 P-38M “Night Lightning”

by Magnus Fridsell on June 26, 2014 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

I finished this one a few months ago but I haven’t gotten around to do an article on it until now. So hang on, here is my story of how I came to build an old 1/48 Monogram P-38! I […]


Eduard (Academy) 1/48th P-38H a Twin Dragon

by Walt Babst on April 30, 2014 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Its been a while since I have posted here, I have been busy with work, passing some tests for work, and taking classes for my pilots license. During my free time I have tried to get some model time in […]


Trumpeter 1/32 P-38 Lightnings

by Tom Cleaver on October 16, 2013 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Mark’s really nice Trumpeter P-38 reminded me I hadn’t shown any of my Trumpeter P-38s. They are: P-38L OOB other than seat belts and Eagle Edition decals, to do Tommy McGuire’s last “Pudgy.” P-38H done as McGuire’s first “Pudgy,” using […]


P-38L Lightning Trumpeter 1/32

by Rob Pollock on October 14, 2013 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Hi Guys, Here are a few photos of a recent BMF project, with Kitsworld aftermarket decals. I also used the Eduard Big Ed etch set, which added a higher degree of complexity to the build. Thanks for looking.