Revell/Monogram 1/48 P-38 J "Stinger"
Kit: Revell/Monogram's 1/48 p-38J
Decals: Superscale Lighting Aces #48-1179
Weathering: artist oils, weathering powder, chipping fluid, silver pencil
Happy Thanksgiving fellow modelers!
After a fun time building one of these last summer (Pacific Prowler) using a Monogram kit circa 1969, I bought another more recent offering online (2012). Needless to say the 40+ years difference in molding made a huge difference and I fought flash, warpage, and massive gaps the whole way. I wasn't too stressed out though- I just wanted to practice building an olive drab p-38 before diving into the more serious project that has been waiting in my stash- Tamiya's p-38 F/G.
I experimented with different shades of green, weathering with oils, and chipping effects. Many ounces of putty later I think I have a presentable result, though far from perfect!
The kit was a hard build but at the end of the day it looks great next to it's Pacific theater running mate.
For $20 it was a good low risk practice experience. Happy modeling!
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