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Monogram/Pro Modeler P-38E Lightning, 1/48

Subject: P-38E Lightning, USAAF 27th Fighter Squadron 1st Fighter Group Tunisia, August, 1943 Kit: Monogram/Pro Modeler (Hasegawa rebox) Accessories: Air Res resin and PE cockpit set (4223) Master Models brass guns (AM-48-114) Ultracast resi[...]

Trumpeter 1/32 F2a Lightning

As some of you may know, the 1/32 Trumpeter Lightning falls short on a lot of fronts. The kit however is a very straightforward build out of the box and it does resemble a Lightning should you choose to build it this way. I had previously buil[...]

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning 96th FS – 82th FG – Italy – European Theater – 1945

P-38L-1-LO, s/n 44-23852, 'Beautiful B***h (let's see if the profanity filter snags this one)', coded 'B7', flown by Lt. John J. Kane of 96th FS / 82nd FG, Vincenzo, Italy, March 1945. Decals from Kagero's P-38 Lightning at War Part II, wh[...]

P-38G Lightning, 1/48, Tamiya. ‘Miss Virginia’

My first of the Operation Vengeance trio in 1/48 was this Lightning, an amazing kit and probably the best engineered model I've made to date. There isn't a lot of negatives to say about this kit, in fact whilst I completed this model in Septe[...]

Lockheed P-38J Droopsnoot

A really nice Academy kit of a lesser known version of the Lightning. Built during the 2020 debacle. One of a large number of great kits that I've classified as 20/20, meaning at least twenty years old and purchased for less that $20.00. You don[...]

Tamiya’s Lockheed P38 Lightning – another one

Hello all, Presenting my first build of 2021. The well known Tamiya P38 Lightning. It has been presented here multiple times and a lot has been said about it, mainly positive. I can only say that all is true, the kit has a perfect fit and it is[...]

Tamiya 1/48 P-38F Lightning “Texas Terror/The Mad Dash”.

This was the last project completed in 2020 for me. Built completelyOOB except for some fine solder used as the antenna stay, and, of course, Eduard seat harness. Airbrushed in Tamiya acrylics, and weathered with Ammo by Mig enamel washes & [...]

1/48 Tamiya P-38F Bat Outta Hell

INTRODUCTION The P-38 Lightning was originally planned to be a high altitude twin engined bomber interceptor. It was designed by Clarence Kelly Johnson's team with its now famous and unique twin boom configuration around the turbo-supercharged [...]

My Completions for the Year: The Class of 2020

This past year has been a very tough year for everyone. People being furloughed, or losing their jobs due to this pandemic. A lot of us found that we had a whole lot of free time on our hands. Not that is a great thing these days, but I'm tr[...]

Tamiya 1:48 Scale, P-38G, “Lightning”

Calling this one done...FINALLY... After not spending time at the bench due to a lack of "Mojo", I finally sat me rump down, and got back at this kit. Tamiya's amazing P-38F/G in 1:48 scale. I will not go into a major description of just how [...]