1/72 Airfix P-38

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  1. 72ndPatrick

    72ndPatrick New Member

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    Before i start i would like to say how great this website is. I am new to this forum and new to model planes. I will be attemping to make the P-38 1/72 scale.

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    I will start progress tonight. Wish me luck.

    Patrick
     
  2. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck sir, and welcome! If you have any questions make sure to post and I'm sure somebody will be able to help. Oh, and post pics as you go!
     
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    Ah yes, the "whole .125 yards". Do you need luck? Take your time and have fun with it.
     
  4. Airframes

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    Welcome mate, and I agree with Sweb. But, as Catch said, if you need help, just shout.
     
  5. 72ndPatrick

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    Thanks :) I could always use luck!

    On with the build. I started with the seat. I decided i won't be using the person and started making some seatbelts from masking tape. It's still rough and need work but it shows what i am going for.

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    I started filling in all the sink holes to get a good finish.

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    And finally the dash. I started to cut into it and made some rudder pedals. Its not perfect but i hope it will look good when its done.

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    Thats all for today.

    Patrick
     
  6. Tony Hill

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    Very nice!

    I love the detail work on the pedals, keep it up



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  7. ccheese

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    Welcome to the site, Patrick. Keep the pic's coming. BTW, what is the
    coin ?? A Canadian penny ???

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    Great start! You might be new to model aircraft, but I'm guessing you must have some modelling experience? If not, then bl**dy well done mate!!
     
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    That is indeed a Canadian penny. 1/100th of a loonie and a coin that costs more to make than it is worth.

    Great start on the Lightning! Looks like you're into details!
     
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    G'day Patrick..welcome mate!

    Look forward to more on your P-38, good start so far!:D
     
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    hello and welcome Patrick, great start on the P-38
     
  13. 72ndPatrick

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    Thanks everyone for the welcome and all the coments.

    Little more work done today. I built the control column. It still needs some filling and cleaning.

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    Thats all i got done today. Ill try to get some more work done on it. Just got to finish that dang history homework.

    Patrick
     
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    Welcome Patrick.A very nice beginning.Looking forward to more shots of your build.:)
     
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    Looking very good Patrick. Is the control column scratch-built? It looks great for 1/72nd scale, nice work.
     
  16. Wayne Little

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    :thumbright: Nice Patrick!
     
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    You built that control column? :shock: Nice build! good looking boxart 8) also Welcome!
     
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    With everyone here, great work mate! Welcome to the forum too!

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  19. Catch22

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    Looks great!
     
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    Helo Patric and welcom to the forum. Great start on the model mate. Keep working :D
     
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