Lockheed Lightning Mk I for the RAF - The model

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  1. mpapadakis

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    Following a thread I started some time ago at the aviation section...

    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/p-38-lightning-mk-i-12408.html

    ...here are some photos of how the model has progressed so far.

    This is a coverted Academy kit in 1/48 using the Heritage Aviation conversion set. Obviously there has been lots of work reshaping as kit that was originally a P-38F. Unfortunately I hadn't taken any pictures of what it looked like before....

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    Some details of the reworked main landing gear.

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    A close-up of the new engine nacells.

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    And a new nose taken from the Hasegawa kit

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    I used the kit canopy as a mould to make a new one...

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    .... which I later detailed....

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    And now into the paint shop... undersides first

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    then masking...

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    And the upper surfaces

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    Finally (for today) the addition of the roundels and fin flashes (they were airbrushed on to the model)

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    With any luck I will complete this model soon and post the final photos.

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  2. timshatz

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    Nice work. Like the internal piping.
     
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    Great pics and very good job Mpapadakis.:D
     
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    Is the black (dark) nosegear your final version? Or just a means of capturing rubber boots, etc. Never noticed such a contrast before. And I too love the hydraulic piping.

    And the theme is top notch. :thumbup:
     
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    Wow, just great!
     
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    RAF p38 nice
     
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    Really nice... good job !

    Charles
     
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    The nose gear of the kit I managed to loose somehow so I snatched it from a Night lightning (that's why it is black) which I happened to have. It will also have to be painted aluminium like the main gear.

    Thank you all guys for your comments, glad you like it!!
     
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    great work!
     
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    nice work mate!:D
     
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    Nice job, excellent model.
     
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    Very nice. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
     
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    Thanks a lot guys !!!
     
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    Rare and interesting painting.
    Very nice.
     
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    Is it me or does it just look wrong and dull in RAF colours (the plane, not your model)? Very good job though!
     
  17. Wayne Little

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    Each to his own NC!:D

    ... it is different from what we normally see...and I think that is a good thing.

    ....and I am in no way criticising your comments or opinion NC!:D
     
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    Just look odd in camouflage....being used to metal finish...:lol:
    Beautiful work mate, inspiring!
     
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    Yeah it's kinda hard to picture a dark P-38 when us yanks are used to shiny aluminum.
     
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    nice stuff man !!

    Keep on working !very good model
     
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