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ChrisS

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  • Birthday 01/10/1963

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    Alameda, CA

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  1. ChrisS

    1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning

    Warthunder is a pretty great game, the biggest differences between those titles are that WarBirds and WWIIOL are persistent battlegrounds, where Warthunder is more lobby and match-maker based discrete battles. In sim mode, however, these are almost 3 hours long, so there is still the flavor of a persistent battleground. At least for THAT long But the flight models are very good (at least in Simulation mode) and the graphics are nice, and of course, using a VR rig...well... I AM THE PILOT
  2. ChrisS

    1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning

    Hey guys! Negative on the completion...and the sob story goes like this... relocated (again!!!) all model stuff is in boxes in the garage basement remodel on deck (framing, electrical, sheetrock, painting...oh my!) Needless to say, it won't be done anytime soon. But having you guys ping this thread has given me a smile. Great to know that LSP is a home away from home, even if that away is a long time. Thanks for the note...I'll ping back when I do get set back up...and the lightning will be top of the bench! Another distraction is flying US fighters in Warthunder in Virtual Reality...now THAT is a time sink!!!!!! :D
  3. ChrisS

    1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning

    Jon, Just finished Aces High on your recommendation, what a great story. While I knew most of it in tidbits it was fascinating seeing the two stories unfold together along with Kerby, Boyington etc. Got the juice flowing again!
  4. ChrisS

    1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning

    Ok ok! Yes indeed I've made progress. I'll snap some pics this weekend and pick up the thread, thanks VERY much for checking in. It is...uh..."motivational"
  5. ChrisS

    1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning

    I wish I had time Alan!!! I've just cleaned up the hobby area again, thinking of either a quick OOB to get the juices flowing, or dive back into this one...pondering...
  6. ChrisS

    Big Jug(s)....

  7. ChrisS

    1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning

    No plans to attend yet it's all I can do to get one show per year these days
  8. ChrisS

    1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning

    We drove down from the Bay Area, just the two of us. My dad entered a 1/43 Porsche 917 and got a 2nd place. That sheep dio was really nice too, with the German SPG. Very well done.
  9. ChrisS

    1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning

    Thanks Vandy, He won the kit at last year's Valley Con (where his 1/16 MPC 'Vette took first place). Believe me, it's all him, he's just like that. The type of guy who's really good at anything he tries pretty quickly. Wish I'd have checked in here before we went I could have met you guys!!
  10. ChrisS

    1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning

    Thanks Kevin, I'll tell him ...although he's heard a lot of that these past few days! Here's a shot of the bottom:
  11. ChrisS

    1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning

    No worries Ray, the Lightning did NOT make the show this past weekend. But the Horton (my son's) did, and he won first place in the Junior category: I'll be getting back to the P-38 shortly...
  12. ChrisS

    1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning

    Ray: Any chance you have that vac canopy laying about? My current solution is working, but I have no spare in case of disaster. Let me know if you find it, and if you'd like anything in trade if so. Cheers~
  13. ChrisS

    1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning

    Long delay here, pesky "real" life ya'know. My 11 yr old son and I are planning to take his 1/32 Ho229 and this Lightning to the next "Valley Con" in LA, CA. So we've been on the bench more than I've been snapping images. Here's a bunch... Removed some material to accommodate the Rutman/Grey Matter vac windscreen and front decking. Some pit detail can be seen here too. Drilled out the nav lights for MV lenses The seat and wine foil harness. Main gear bay floor on the Revell kit is non-existant (lower pic) I made one from card and 1/2 of the nose-wheel inverted and applied to the floor. Gunsight scratched from various parts, card and an MV lens I'm using an iPhone to take these, sorry about that. I'll switch it up and use a real camera and take some more in the next couple of days. There's a lot of progress I have not shown. Thanks for checking in!
  14. ChrisS

    1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning

    Thanks again Ray. I think I'm all set for this build as far as parts go, save the canopy issue, but again, that may not arise at all if I'm successful with the first shot.
  15. ChrisS

    1/32 Revell P-38 Lightning

    Harv...please dont! Lets feed the lightning landslide here until it becomes an unofficial group build
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