As I was finally getting around to get started on the fairly new Tamiya P-38F/G Lightning. It's amazing it has been out for over a year. I have been building Tamiya kits in order that starting with Ki-84 Hayate Frank way back in 1992. So to[...]
Herewith a review strictly for iModeler:
The summer of 1943 finally saw the Fifth Air Force begin to receive the desperately-needed reinforcement and expansion that General Kenney had argued for since his arrival in Australia.
On our last visit to East Fortune Innis absolutely fell in love with the Lightning displayed there.
He listened to the audio and looked at her all round and then sat in the Vulcan Ejection seat next to her and just stared lovingly for [...]
Felina! (recognize that, Breaking Bad people?) Best finale ever from the best show ever. Anyway this is my finale, less spectacular for sure, but the Shiden-Kai is done.
Hasegawa makes it so easy to do a nice looking model. Only screw-ups here w[...]
A long awaited kit & very much overdue as well. This one has taken me a long time to finish as I was hoping to find some aftermarket decals to make it a bit different from the OOB selection. Hannants have some expected but not yet, so I went[...]
This is probably the most popular kit released recently and I've finally got around to finishing my build. Went for aftermarket decals because the two markings offered from the box are pretty dull to my eyes. Also has the benefit of being a P-38[...]
This is my interpretation of the P-38G flown by Col. Rex T. Barber during Operation Vengeance, the epic mission to intercept Admiral Yamamoto aboard his punctual Betty. That story has been well told elsewhere, and the history of the plane has be[...]
Lockheed painted their 5000th P-38 Lightning "Vermillion" red in 1944 and used it as a demonstrator for a short period. Perhaps this one of the first "Commemorative" paint schemes that are so prevalent these days with military aircraft? I enjoy[...]
Another contribution by my dad to our Airwar over Austria theme, built in 2015.
Hasegawa kit (Putt-Putt-Maru boxing), one of their weaker kits, with Kagero decals (miniTopcolors 33, Lightnings at War Pt.II)
Painted with Tamiya X-32 Titanium Silv[...]
With the new ICM new mold B-26B now in our hot little hands. Though overshadowed by the P-38 released about the same time. Still it was an anticipated and long awaited release that a lot of WWII model builders have waited for. I built the M[...]