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Peter Three Eight! Trumpeter’s 1/32 P-38 Lightning

Much has been written about the P-38 over the decades. One of the USAAF's premier fighters, especially in the Pacific and Asian theaters where long range, heavy armament and tough construction resulted in the USAAF wresting control of the air f[...]

1/48 Academy P-38L “Pathfinder”

I have a tendency to build kits during the winter months as it's tough to get the model mojo working when the weather is nice outside. This Academy kit is the latest off my bench, and one of the P-38 variances you don't see that often. It's the [...]

1945 P-38 Children’s Menu – no kidding!

Thought you all might find this die cut P-38 kids menu interesting. Printed on both sides with metallic silver ink and dated 11-29-1945, this was an option for families who patronized the Sky Room Café, a restaurant and bar once located inside t[...]

E.E. Lightning F.3

Here's the Airfix Lightning F.3 (1/48th) done with aftermarket decals (Aeromaster, IIRC). This old Airfix kit has its faults, but can be built into a nice model. I like the purposeful look of the Lightning, especially done-up in brilliant 56 Squ[...]

Airfix 1/72 English Electric Lightning F.2A

My attempt at the Airfix 1/72 English Electric Lightning F.2A. I chose the version flown by Wing Commander J.B. Michell of No. 92 Squadron, based in Gutersloh, Germany. It’s an imperfect build of a great little kit. It’s so gratifying that Airf[...]

Made from trees.

This is my first scratch built model from wood a Lightning Mk6.1/36 scale.

EE Lightning F1, XM164, The Tigers, 74 Sqn RAF Coltishall England 1962.

1/72 Sword, a few small modifications, finished in Humbrol and MM enamels with Future over kit and other decals, built for the Year of the Cat GB, you can find pic's of the build there.

Roadtrip Flyby: The Erickson Aircraft Collection

The Erickson Aircraft Collection Museum is located at the Madras Airport, a 45 minute drive north of Bend, Oregon on Hwy 26 near the intersection of Hwy 97N. The collection was originally founded by Jack Erickson of sky crane and aerial firefigh[...]

Lightning F3 – 100 Years of the RAF Group Build

BAC / EE Lightning F3 Sqn. Ldr. George Black 111 Squadron RAF Wattisham 1965 Built for (a total of) three RAF 100 Group builds on various modelling forums including iM, this is Airfix’s original 1997 issue of the Lightning. Cannot recall when I[...]

1/48 Airfix Lightning

Calling this one done, not 100% happy with it, but that's more down to me than the kit.