**** DONE: 1/48 P-38J - Your Favorite Aircraft of All Time GB

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  1. javlin

    javlin Well-Known Member

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    1/48 P-38J Virginia Marie

    username:Javlin
    name:Kevin
    category:advanced
    model:p-38J
    kit:Hasegawa
    scale:1/48
    accessories:basically OOB

    I bought this kit 15 years ago more or less for $15 cheap cheap then it had been open but not started decal sheet cut in one spot also.I kinda got out of the P-38 mode and it has thus sat till now.I just hope the decals are good enough to go forward if not another set will have to come forward.The only thing I might add extra is the belts.I did p/u some of the Alclad paint system when Mobile a few weeks back and this plane will be the test bed.
     

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  2. Crimea_River

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    Nice one Kevin. Shoot some acrylic clear coat on the decals to lessen the chance of disintegration.
     
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    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

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    I like these craft to. Excellent choice!:thumbleft:
     
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    Nice choice Kevin. Will be fun to watch.
     
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    The next nice choice Kevin. :)
     
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    I use Microscale industries liquid decal film, never a bad experence yet...
    Good luck with your fork tailed devil!
     
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    Neat choice Kevin. looking forward to see it develop.
     
  8. ozhawk40

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    The Hasegawa P-38 can be a challenging build, but makes a fine model. I'm sure you will do well with this one. I have the same boxing in the stash if you need another set of decals. NP's.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
  9. Airframes

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    Should be a good one Kevin.
     
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    Sharp scheme, should be good.
     
  11. Wayne Little

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    Look forward to this one Kevin....
     
  12. Vic Balshaw

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    Top choice Kevin, another nice looking kite one which will hopefully be added to my collection some day.
     
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    I'll be watching with interest Kevin.
     
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    That's a great airplane. I built a 1/24th scale flying model of one of those many moons ago. I'll be watching this build...

    Charles
     
  15. javlin

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    Well I finally got some half way decent pics of the pit.I made the O2 hose last night and cut off the moulded wiring on the radio to add some details here since it is so visible.I also started on Waldron S/belts last night were you make them up yourself,Pics...

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    Cockpit is looking good !

    Charles
     
  17. Vic Balshaw

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    Got to agree with that.
     
  18. javlin

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    Thanks Charles and Vic still got a ways to go ;) Cheers
     
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    Cockpit looks great Kevin.
     
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