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1/72 Hasegawa P-38 Lightning “Yippee”

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[...]

Hasegawa 1/48 Lockheed P-38L Lightning 15th AF

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[...]

1/48th A/B-26 Invader, ICM/Monogram/Revell Review

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[...]

P-38 Lightning Review Part 2,Hasegawa 1/48th

Ever since Tamiya announced the that they were going to do a P-38 earlier this year, it was like wow and ever since that we have been impatiently waiting for it to hit the shelves. With one numb nut know it all swearing they will not do an earl[...]

Tamiya 1/48 P-38F Lightning review

HISTORY: The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was created in response to USAAC Circular Proposal 608, issued in February 1937. Authored by First Lieutenants Benjamin S. Kelsey and Gordon P. Saville, the proposal called for a twin-engine high-altitude "[...]

Tamiya 1/48 P-38F/G Lightning in Review Pt 1

2019 has continued to be a year of incredible new mold kits and pleasant surprises and most have become available in the last quarter of the year. Just in time for the Christmas holiday season. The P-38 Lightning is one of them. And coming f[...]

P-38J Lightning by Academy in 1/48th.

Being a very positive person I just knew that somebody would bring out a new Lightning kit if I waited long enough & so they have, with the new Tamiya P-38 f/G kit (which I have on order), but I also had an Academy kit in my stash & thou[...]

Hasegawa P-38H: Tommy McGuire and the 475th Fighter Group

The P-38H is an “odd duck” in the P-38 line - part P-38G, part P-38J. The P-38F was followed in June 1942 by the P-38G, using more powerful 1,400 hp Allisons and equipped with a better radio. A dozen of the planned P-38G production were set asi[...]

Tamiya P-38 is a P-38F/G !

Details on the new kit are below, was hoping for the late versions first up, nonetheless are long overdue new tool kit of a great WW2 aircraft. Looking forward to getting one and building soon! Tamiya 61120 1/48 Lockheed P-38 F/G Lightning P[...]

On This Day…May 30th.

Lieutenant Commander Harry Greene flies his Boeing Stearman Kaydet over the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at Pearl Harbor, May 30, 2016. There are several ISM facilities around the US. Greene is a helicopter pilot at Coast Guard Air[...]