F-5E 'Lanakila'

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  1. 494thFS

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    Hello all,

    I'm getting ready for the Photo Recon group build and need some photo references. I'm building the 1/48 Academy P-38 in the F-5E variant. I want to do F-5E 43-28333, nicknamed "Lanakila" with artwork of a hawaiian Ali'i (royalty) on the nose. It was in the 27th PRS, 7th PRG, 8th AF. I found two very small pictures; does anyone have any larger versions? In fact, ANY picture will help. Here's all I have:

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    I found a review on Modeling Madness that lists these references as having pictures:

    Bell, Dana: Air Force Colors, Volume 2
    Bodie, Warren: The Lockheed P-38 Lightning
    Davis, Larry: P-38 Lightning in Action
    Ethell, Jeffrey and Warren Bodie: World War II War Eagles, Global Air War in Original Color
    Freeman, Roger: The Mighty Eighth in Color

    Unfortunately I don't have any of these books.

    Thanks for your help!!!
     
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    Right now I have to go to work, I have some of the books above and will look through them when I get home if some one has not already posted some pictures. Ive seen that picture before or something simular some where. Just have to find it.
     
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    Great! I'll be waiting!
     
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    Ive looked at the few sources I have and they are the same pictures you have posted above along with the same size. I will keep looking and see if I can find some different ones but not promising anything.
     
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    Great idea for a model
     
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    From "War Eagles in Original Color" by Ethell Bodie
     
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    Nice job thirtybg!!!
     
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    thirtybg, you are my absolute hero! That picture is better than I could have imagined. I can see tons of details that will make this such a great build. Man, what a beautiful bird this is. I think I'm in love!
     
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