APTGB - P-38J Lightning - part 5

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APTGB - P-38J Lightning - part 5

Joined: January 3rd, 2010, 9:51 pm

March 6th, 2012, 11:17 pm #1

Hey everyone and sorry for not posting in ages, as have been tied up with work, family stuff....and other builds! As always, fantastic work around these parts, Hurricanes to Hellcats, unbelievable B-25s, B-29s, super Swordfish, brilliant Boomerangs and everything else Airfix.

Back when I started this build, I had the following rough image in my mind of what I wanted to do with the P-38 which is another of those iconic Pacific aircraft.

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Well, am finally getting there. The P-38 will finally get a canopy tomorrow evening (thanks to the patient sanding of fellow club modeller Philip) and I can then crack on with decaling and weathering her.

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The maintenance table (lower left) is scratchbuilt, as are the palm trees. Sure, I could have bought a pack online for $20 but need to watch the spending right now. I found the method on an armour site - trunks are old sprue, wrapped in masking tape and thread soaked in white glue and then painted up. The fronds are cut from paper with a soft wire branch to help them bend. They look ok-ish and will post some better pictures when they're finished.

The Zero (ancient Revell) is pretty much done. It's hard to see in the photo but it has tissue tarps across the cockpit and top of the cowling. I'm really happy with how battered it looks!

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Will post sooner, thanks for reading and enjoy your modelling.

Best wishes,



Dermot
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Joined: June 13th, 2009, 11:31 pm

March 7th, 2012, 11:01 am #2

I was only thinking the other day how you were going withthe P-38

Fred
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:06 pm

March 7th, 2012, 1:50 pm #3

Hey everyone and sorry for not posting in ages, as have been tied up with work, family stuff....and other builds! As always, fantastic work around these parts, Hurricanes to Hellcats, unbelievable B-25s, B-29s, super Swordfish, brilliant Boomerangs and everything else Airfix.

Back when I started this build, I had the following rough image in my mind of what I wanted to do with the P-38 which is another of those iconic Pacific aircraft.

[/IMG]

Well, am finally getting there. The P-38 will finally get a canopy tomorrow evening (thanks to the patient sanding of fellow club modeller Philip) and I can then crack on with decaling and weathering her.

[/IMG]

The maintenance table (lower left) is scratchbuilt, as are the palm trees. Sure, I could have bought a pack online for $20 but need to watch the spending right now. I found the method on an armour site - trunks are old sprue, wrapped in masking tape and thread soaked in white glue and then painted up. The fronds are cut from paper with a soft wire branch to help them bend. They look ok-ish and will post some better pictures when they're finished.

The Zero (ancient Revell) is pretty much done. It's hard to see in the photo but it has tissue tarps across the cockpit and top of the cowling. I'm really happy with how battered it looks!

[/IMG]

Will post sooner, thanks for reading and enjoy your modelling.

Best wishes,



Dermot
Nice work Dermot.

Cheers, Vic
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

March 8th, 2012, 11:00 pm #4

Hey everyone and sorry for not posting in ages, as have been tied up with work, family stuff....and other builds! As always, fantastic work around these parts, Hurricanes to Hellcats, unbelievable B-25s, B-29s, super Swordfish, brilliant Boomerangs and everything else Airfix.

Back when I started this build, I had the following rough image in my mind of what I wanted to do with the P-38 which is another of those iconic Pacific aircraft.

[/IMG]

Well, am finally getting there. The P-38 will finally get a canopy tomorrow evening (thanks to the patient sanding of fellow club modeller Philip) and I can then crack on with decaling and weathering her.

[/IMG]

The maintenance table (lower left) is scratchbuilt, as are the palm trees. Sure, I could have bought a pack online for $20 but need to watch the spending right now. I found the method on an armour site - trunks are old sprue, wrapped in masking tape and thread soaked in white glue and then painted up. The fronds are cut from paper with a soft wire branch to help them bend. They look ok-ish and will post some better pictures when they're finished.

The Zero (ancient Revell) is pretty much done. It's hard to see in the photo but it has tissue tarps across the cockpit and top of the cowling. I'm really happy with how battered it looks!

[/IMG]

Will post sooner, thanks for reading and enjoy your modelling.

Best wishes,



Dermot
Good to see this one again

That Zero does indeed look good, and I love the tarps, a very nice addition

Thanks for the explanation about the palm trees - sounds very interesting and they do look good

What's the little truck underneath the palm trees, I can not seem to be able to identify it

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Joined: April 26th, 2006, 10:40 pm

March 9th, 2012, 1:08 am #5

Hey everyone and sorry for not posting in ages, as have been tied up with work, family stuff....and other builds! As always, fantastic work around these parts, Hurricanes to Hellcats, unbelievable B-25s, B-29s, super Swordfish, brilliant Boomerangs and everything else Airfix.

Back when I started this build, I had the following rough image in my mind of what I wanted to do with the P-38 which is another of those iconic Pacific aircraft.

[/IMG]

Well, am finally getting there. The P-38 will finally get a canopy tomorrow evening (thanks to the patient sanding of fellow club modeller Philip) and I can then crack on with decaling and weathering her.

[/IMG]

The maintenance table (lower left) is scratchbuilt, as are the palm trees. Sure, I could have bought a pack online for $20 but need to watch the spending right now. I found the method on an armour site - trunks are old sprue, wrapped in masking tape and thread soaked in white glue and then painted up. The fronds are cut from paper with a soft wire branch to help them bend. They look ok-ish and will post some better pictures when they're finished.

The Zero (ancient Revell) is pretty much done. It's hard to see in the photo but it has tissue tarps across the cockpit and top of the cowling. I'm really happy with how battered it looks!

[/IMG]

Will post sooner, thanks for reading and enjoy your modelling.

Best wishes,



Dermot
Great looking Zero, now onto the 38 !!!

Thanks,
Allan

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Joined: July 8th, 2008, 10:57 am

March 9th, 2012, 5:32 am #6

Hey everyone and sorry for not posting in ages, as have been tied up with work, family stuff....and other builds! As always, fantastic work around these parts, Hurricanes to Hellcats, unbelievable B-25s, B-29s, super Swordfish, brilliant Boomerangs and everything else Airfix.

Back when I started this build, I had the following rough image in my mind of what I wanted to do with the P-38 which is another of those iconic Pacific aircraft.

[/IMG]

Well, am finally getting there. The P-38 will finally get a canopy tomorrow evening (thanks to the patient sanding of fellow club modeller Philip) and I can then crack on with decaling and weathering her.

[/IMG]

The maintenance table (lower left) is scratchbuilt, as are the palm trees. Sure, I could have bought a pack online for $20 but need to watch the spending right now. I found the method on an armour site - trunks are old sprue, wrapped in masking tape and thread soaked in white glue and then painted up. The fronds are cut from paper with a soft wire branch to help them bend. They look ok-ish and will post some better pictures when they're finished.

The Zero (ancient Revell) is pretty much done. It's hard to see in the photo but it has tissue tarps across the cockpit and top of the cowling. I'm really happy with how battered it looks!

[/IMG]

Will post sooner, thanks for reading and enjoy your modelling.

Best wishes,



Dermot
The Zero really looks the part of an airfield wreck; nice touches with the tarp and other props. I look forward to seeing more on the P-38!

Stuart
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