Tamiya 1/48 P-38 Lightning – Miss Virgina
Wow - what a fantastic model. It went together like butter and it was such a fun build. I was looking forward to a decent Lightning in this scale and I had to do it as Rex Barber's Miss Virgina. There were no build issues and this was the first time I attempted to use chipping fluid on the model. I was moderately successful. I left the chipping fluid on too long before chipping but the paint did eventually chip.
Except for the master barrels, this was an out of box build. Paint was all Tamiya acrylics that I painted over a mottled black base. For anyone interested, I ended up doing a couple blog posts about this model. The first one discusses the significance of Miss Virgina and Rex Barber: http://modelairplanemaker.com/2019/08/09/tamiyas-1-48-p-38-lightning-and-significance-of-miss-virginia/
The second one is a build article (Spoiler: I really liked this model): http://modelairplanemaker.com/2020/10/04/1-48-tamiya-p-38-lightning-my-miss-virginia/
I also did two videos using this model. The first one is about finishing cockpits: https://youtu.be/dqpCPQ8RBS4
The second one is about staining exhausts: https://youtu.be/f8-Eq-70i2s
4 additional images. Click to enlarge.