Aleutian Forktail...1/48 Lockheed P-38E Lightning, 54th FS/343rd FG, USAAF
So, here´s my dad´s last model for this year. The new Tamiya P-38 kit is one of the best my dad has built so far regarding fit and engineering.
Already posted it two days ago but deleted it again because I realized that my dad and I have overseen that the "E" model had the pitot tube under the nose and not under the wing. Corrected the mistake by stealing a suiting tube from a Hasegawa kit, the Tamiya kit has none such tube.
Painted with Tamiya XF-53 Neutral Grey and a mix of Gunze H78 Olive Drab 2 and H309 FS34079 for the olive. Added Eduard seabelts and Brassing MGs, EZ Line for the antenna. Main markings from Kits World Decals and the stencils from the kit.
Aircraft was flown by Lt. John S. Mackey, 54th FS/343rd FG, stationed on Attu, one of the Aleutian Islands in 1943/44.