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#1 dmthamade

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 03:25 PM

Hello all!! I took a bit of a break from models, ready to get back. I've had this kit for a while, never ready to tackle it. Didn't find a lot of pics, the few i found show a weathered aircraft. 

 

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Not a lot of aftermarket going int the build, Decals are from Bombshell Decals.

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Using props from the old Revell P-38 kit, and SAC(ugh) gear. Notorious tail sitter, with the weight needed the gear has to be strong.

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Master gun barrels and Finemolds belts.

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Lots of soft rivet and panel line detail, i think this is an early trumpeter kit. Will have to do something with that.

 

Don


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 04:17 PM

Everything on the board.

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Don


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 04:41 PM

Looking forward to it buddy. One suggestion, ditch the SAC gear and look for some brass ones. You will be glad you did....Harv
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There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away
working on:  Tamiya F4U-2 Night Fighter
Trump P-38M BACK ON BENCH FINISHED!!!
 


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:15 PM

2x to what Harvey said!
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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), and some others.....

Completed in 2017: Trumpeter Bf109E-4, 1/16 Waffen SS figure

Previous Completions: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton

 


#5 LSP_Typhoonattack

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 07:05 PM

Very nice. We don't see near enough Lightnings done here. I did the 1:32 Revell kit many, many years ago, and it came out OK, but I've been wanting to get the Trumpeter kit and give it a go as well.


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I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 07:52 PM

X3 what Harvey said...

The plastic gear will be stronger than the SAC stuff anyway ...

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 03:14 AM

X four! Love the -38! Loooking forward to this one.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 03:52 PM

any chance I could get the kit decals from you, "its'y Bitsy" ?


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I dont suffer from AMS, I revell in it..get it...Revell


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 04:35 PM

You can have my decals if you want shawn, I have three of them....send me a PM.

 

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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), and some others.....

Completed in 2017: Trumpeter Bf109E-4, 1/16 Waffen SS figure

Previous Completions: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton

 


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:42 PM

sent, thank you Tim


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:06 AM

I hear what you guys are saying about the brass gear, looked around for some but all sold. SAC i'm not crazy about, will keep looking but will probably end up with the SAC stuff. Not a lot of P-38s built here, hope it turns out. The last Lightning kit i built was the Aurora kit.....almost 50 yrs ago. 

 

Don


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:15 AM

They turn up on Ebay every so often...Harv

There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away
working on:  Tamiya F4U-2 Night Fighter
Trump P-38M BACK ON BENCH FINISHED!!!
 


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:47 AM

Hey Don, Great Choice.  :)

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:27 PM

Nice to see you back at the bench Don.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:10 PM

I hear what you guys are saying about the brass gear, looked around for some but all sold. SAC i'm not crazy about, will keep looking but will probably end up with the SAC stuff. Not a lot of P-38s built here, hope it turns out. The last Lightning kit i built was the Aurora kit.....almost 50 yrs ago.

Don


Actually, I'd recommend the kit parts over the SAC gear. I'm using them on mine.
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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), and some others.....

Completed in 2017: Trumpeter Bf109E-4, 1/16 Waffen SS figure

Previous Completions: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton

 





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