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P-38F Lightning, Moms favorite, 1/72 Hasegawa

Inspired by the recent P-38 builds of late, I acquired a vintage Hasegawa kit, where you have to do a little surgery on the nacelles to model the F version. Using a combo of spares and USAAF letters and number sheet from Microscale, I did an Aleutians Island plane yellow 75, I took liberties in naming it “Alice”, after my Mom, the P-38 being her favorite airplane, During WW2 she was in the Civil Air Patrol and learned aircraft recognition. She even said she saw one land on a moving flat bed truck, I don’t know about that, but It made a good story. It’s a neat little kit for it’s age.

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12 responses to P-38F Lightning, Moms favorite, 1/72 Hasegawa

  1. Nice one Robert.

  2. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nice and simple Robert.

  3. Very nice and clean work Robert, I liked very much that you named it after your Mom.
    All the best!

  4. Well done Robert.

  5. Great job Robert @roofrat, very well done!

  6. A golden oldie this one Rob@roofrat ! Super work!

  7. Great scheme, Robert. These old kits can be a lot of fun.

  8. I really like what you have done here Robert !!! @roofrat

    Your mom would have really enjoyed this one……… Excellent tribute to her.

    “liked”

  9. Wow – a kit from the dark ages, done well! Nice!

  10. Excellent Robert!

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