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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
It truly has been a great end of the year. With anticipating announcement earlier in the year now becoming available. Then those we have been waiting for like the AMK F-14D that seem like it would never be produced, during that span Tamiya [...]
Rather than worry about the color mixes Tamiya calls for in the kit instructions, here's what you need to know to paint your model. This is based on photos of Glacier Girl, the P-38F recovered from the Greenland icecap, which has been restored a[...]
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[...]
First: it lives up to the hype. As someone who spent quite a bit of time around "Glacier Girl" when she was at Chino, Tamiya has definitely done their research. Not clear whether they did this off GG or the "White 33" restoration that Westpac Re[...]