**** DONE: 1/72nd P-38J Lightning - Your Favorite Aircraft of All Time GB

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  1. woljags

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    #1 woljags, Feb 29, 2012
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    username;woljags
    name;bob
    category; beginner
    model;Lockheed P.38J Lightning
    kit;Frog
    scale;1/72nd
    accessories;soob plus scratch built cockpit and undercarriage detailing


    I have a soft spot for these as well but more the kit than the aircraft type again one of the 1st kits i built as a child 40 plus years ago,my 3rd entry, i do plan to add a 4th entry my fav plane of all time if i feel i can do it justice,if not i will keep it to the 3 ,let see how this one turns out

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    lots of sink marks in this kit

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    i made a small cockpit with sides from card and painted it interior green,then made a dash again from card using cotton bud sticks cut into dash instruments as the sticks are hollow

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    the dash was then painted black and white paint was dropped into the cotton bud stick pieces and then covered with clear vanish to look like glass

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    this was then fitted a long with some more card and shaped sprue to make the throttle control and side panels to the cockpit

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    then using a paperclip and some card i made a small joy stick

    thats all the progress so far on this one as it now needs to dry out before going any further,

    thanks for looking

    bob
     
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    Excellent work sir!!:thumbleft: :cool:
     
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    Thanks Aaron
     
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    I couldn't sleep last night due to stress so back to some modeling;

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    after masking off the cockpit i sprayed the silver main colour and then put it a side to dry,i will crystal clear the finish once dry but am worried the oil in my hands might damage this very shiny paintwork

    thanks for looking
     
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    Looking good. Keep working Bob. :)
     
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    Cheers Wojtek old friend
     
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    You'r wecome Pal. :D I hope the stress has disappered when assembling the model.
     
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    it helped Wojtek but i have a lot going on at work and home,nothing nasty apart from my kidney pains, its just there is to much to do and think about, all with deadlines
     
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    I understand. Here is almost the same.
     
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    That is looking good there Bob :thumbright:
     
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    Thanks Kev
     
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    Great work Bob! Like your cockpit detailing ideas.

    (Hope you're alright soon too mate.)
     
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    Good selection Bob, also one of my top liked machines. Some very innovative ideas come out as well and I trust and hope life improves for you soon.
     
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    progress so far tonight showing the blue colour inserts being added,I was going to use a darker blue but after looking at it i decided to mix the correct colour to match the transfers as shown,the next job is to seal the paintwork with a few coats of klear before adding the markings,

    thanks for looking
     
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    Really nice work Bob. Fast too.
     
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    The Froc kits are classic, great progress :)
     
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    cheers chaps very kind
     
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    Whoa, blinked and almost missed it! Nicely turned out so far.
     
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