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

February 6, 2016 · in Aviation · · 17 ≡

This is P-38J 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 modifications are:
-Quickboost Air intakes
-Quickboost Turbo supercharger covers
-Ultracast diamond tread wheels
-Master model armament set
Painting was done with Gunze Sangyo acrylics as usual. Upper surfaces to Olive drab and lower surfaces to Neutral grey.
Decals are from Superscale 480943 set.

Carpe Diem

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17 responses

  1. Nicely done, Tolga - as usual - with equally nice photos.

  2. Looks wonderful! Thanks for listing the accessories, this will come handy in my forthcoming Hobby Boss P-38J build

  3. Same old ULGURness...a beautifully done warbird.

  4. Terrific job. I especially love the burnt finish on the supercharger covers and the softness of the camo demarcation.

  5. Yet another superb model from you! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Tolga, really nicely done, the weathering and wear 'n tear around the cockpit are just right. Not one of the easier kits, what with the booms to align properly, not to mention the landing gear in the nacelles. Also good to sdee an ETO aircraft, Pacific birds are usually more done.

  7. Toga,
    Not only is this a beautiful model of a truly beautiful airplane you have done it proud. As always your work is outstanding

  8. Really excellent work. What a beautiful kit ! Thank you.

  9. Another superb effort Tolga, great markings and scheme. Thank you !

  10. Tolga,
    Your cursed with the gift of making the hard look easy.

    Two thumbs up.

  11. Thanks for your comments

  12. Beautiful war bird looks well used.

    Super job brother

  13. Well done as usual! Love the scuffing of the area around the canopy.

  14. Very nice one! I love P-38s as one of the first kits I got back than was a large mean looking P-38 🙂 The Hase version is beautiful but a bit difficult one - You have made great job on it.

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