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A Review of 2022

This year seems it was a blur. With uncertainty with the pandemic here not here, masks no masks, economy was in disarray, gas sky high especially here in California. The year was cruising along but in April I received a note from the new [...]

Revell/Monogram 1/48 P-38 J "Stinger"

Kit: Revell/Monogram's 1/48 p-38J Decals: Superscale Lighting Aces #48-1179 Paint: Vallejo Weathering: artist oils, weathering powder, chipping fluid, silver pencil Happy Thanksgiving fellow modelers! After a fun time building one of [...]

1/48 Monogram P-38L "Pacific Prowler"

I got this Monogram P-38 (1966 issue) super cheap online and couldn't resist the desire to rebuild one of the very first models that I built as a kid. It was a fun nostalgic trip down memory lane, but it took some careful test fitting and [...]

Tamiya 1/48 P-38J-15 Lightning, LO Major Richard I. Bong

See all my models at: (link) Photograpy: Nikon D300; Focus Stacking using Helicon Focus; Editing using LightRoom Paint: Various shades of Alclad Aftermarket: Air Masters gun barrels (AM-48-023); Ultracast resin seat (48223) Decals: Kit [...]

A couple. of classics, and one I have searched for for years

I have found myself more and more drawn to vintage kits. Maybe it's getting older and waxing nostalgic, but I find them fun and much less stress than modern super kits, which I still like, hello Tamiya F-4B!. So I picked up the original [...]

Tamiya P-38G Lightning "Miss Virginia"

Tamiya's P-38 is without a doubt the best engineered 1/48 scale model I've ever built. It is simply clever in every respect. I started this model about a year and a half ago and since I started I've completed six other projects. It was [...]

1/48 Tamiya P-38F 95th FS

Fresh off the bench the awesome 1/48 Tamiya P-38F . Fished in markings of the 85th FS Vcenzo, Italy May 1944 , Model finished with Mr color paints, Tamiya LP paints and Fundekals secals 64E309BA-D19E-4630-BFD1-92BCB95AA66B by b007scott, [...]

Hasegawa P-38J Lightning, ´Virginia Marie´, 1/48

I bought this one because I like how it look the metal color with that blue. Really different from others Lightnings. This one is from Hasegawa and it doesn´t has many details, and parts doesn´t fit really good so... I had to do a lot of [...]

Tamiya P-38F MTO, USAAF 1/48th Tunisia 1943

To say that the Tamiya P-38 was a joy to build is an understatement. Having built the Academy and Hasegawa Lightning's which are good models of the P-38, just that Tamiya had really taken a rather complicated twin boom air frame and made [...]

Classic Kit: Aurora 1/48 P-38 Restoration

This is a labor of love. I wanted to see if I could build a broken relic into something presentable. I learned about the P-38 when I build this kit as a child and I would fly it around outside shooting down me109s and what have you. The [...]