Did this one a long time ago.
Decals from Aeromaster for an 80th fg bird. True Detail wheels, Xtracolor gloss paints for the OD/Neutral Grey, Testors square bottle gloss green. At the time I did this, I didn't have any real reference materia[...]
This is the old 1/48 Monogram P-38 Lightning updated somewhat. I started the kit because I had the original Aeromaster decal sheet with the dragon's mouths done in the wrong colors (later printings had a correction sheet) The result was the Drag[...]
Subject: the story so far........
The year is 1949, and the Goodyear Trophy Races, are at their peak, with speed records being set almost weekly.
The "stars" of the "show" are what's now known as the "Goodyear Midgets"
Tony LeVier, a test pil[...]
My last contribution for this GB is an Academy 1/48 P-38E converted to an F Model flown by Jack Ilfrey which he named "Texas Nightmare". Born in 1918, in Houston, Texas, Jack while attending Texas A&M College enrolled in the Civilian Pilot T[...]
I had the Minicraft 1/48 P-38J kit- but it sat for a while because I was not sure how I would deal with all the stripes on the tail and spinners.
The decals from the kit sheet and the Hasegawa kit sheet for the coloured stripes were not suitable[...]
Warning: This is a lengthier than usual post, so read on at your own peril.
History of the Bird
The P-38M captured my imagination some time ago, and I decided this point in my return to modeling was my chance to act. In fact, my digging ar[...]
I've stucked with heavy work for severel month and cannot build new thing in this days. I think I almost have withdrawal symptoms with this.
Anyway I'll continue presenting my old catalogues of couple of years.
I build every aircraf[...]
The P-38E with the 54th Fighter Squadron actually appeared a little later in the campaign in the harsh Alaskan environment. Operating out of Elmendorf Field some units detached and forward deployed at Ft Randall. The 54th was the only uni[...]
We have all been there. A model just fights and fights every inch of the way and sometimes just seems to say, "you aren't really much good at this hobby, why not try golf, or knitting? Something less... skillful".
This was that model for me. T[...]
1/72 Airfix, I modified the nose, fitted brass tube and wire to the prop's, added antennae and just enough weight for it to sit, finished in Polly Scale acrylics and MM enamels with MM acrylics over Daves decals, Aussie and Badger decals from th[...]