This is AK431, a workhorse from the North Africa campaign, based in Fayid, Egypt in 1943. I was attracted to the P-40’s battered, leaky look - a survivor in a tough environment. Apart from an unfortunate Me-109 I mauled as a 10-year-old, this is[...]
This is my latest build. Finished it about a week ago, along with the Tamiya P-38, which I still need to run the aerials on.
Great kit, that really went together well. Excellent detail, throughout even if it is a little fiddley in s[...]
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[...]
Inspired by the recent P-38 builds of late, I acquired a vintage Hasegawa kit, where you have to do a little surgery on the nacelles to model the F version. Using a combo of spares and USAAF letters and number sheet from Microscale, I did an Ale[...]
This build is a tribute to my late mother and is not representative of any P-38 that actually flew. However, I did steal the nose work idea from Richard Bongs' P-38. Years ago when I started building models again mom asked me if I would build he[...]
The machine is from 339 FS, 347 FG 147 Lt. Robert Petit Operation Vengeance Bougainvill, April 1943
Marking from the box, from the accessories only mainly machine guns and some sheets into the cockpit. Fiber on antenna by Uschi, all colors Mr.Paint
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[...]
Here she is at last.....life got in the way more than a few times since I started building this wonderful kit.
I added an Ultracast seat and wheels, Master barrels and antenna from spares box. Decals are from the Eduard kit (Academy mold) that w[...]
This is my attempt at what is probably 2019's most popular model, Tamiya's 1/48 P-38. It was a fun kit to put together, no fitting issues at all and the included weights and masks make it even easier to assemble and finish. Hope you like it.
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[...]