Tamiya 1:48 P-38G,339th FS/347th FG USAAF, Guadalcanal, 1943
this is Tamiya’s new P-38F/G. I can’t say enough good, no GREAT, things about this kit. the engineers/designers deserve big raises, for the gear bay doors alone, if not for the rest of the way the kit goes together.
though the kit is well detailed, i did add some of my own. they include master Models brass gun barrels, UltraCast main wheels, lead foil/P.E buckle shoulder/lap harness, and Uschi aerial wire. I also added detail wiring to the cockpit and radios and brake lines to the main landing gear legs.
Paints are Mr. Color Olive Drab and Neutral Grey, lightened and modified to get a weathered effect along with some AK Real Color O.D. 31. weathering is also enhanced with a “Wauchop” mix of Tamiya Red-Brown/Black, heavily thinned.
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