P38 Hurricane build.

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I hope this is a start to finish build. The hurricane past and no house flood. Very little clean up. What to due while watching the wind and draining flood waters and no power. My father is three builds ahead of me. I know time to jump one the P-38 my father gave me. 1/32 scale. It is Lego like with to many parts and all small. My father wanted to torture me after completing his F4U. He ended up using glue. It was nice that the manufacturer included extra parts. Don't know how that happened. I went as far as I could without losing my mind and the light is fading. It getting cloudy again or I am losing life. Either would be good right now.
 

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This. Is not your standard kit. The parts count is 545. Molded in black, green, and light gray. The only marking available is Pluto. May have to look at aftermarket decals.

The good news is there is no flash to trim. The over profile is wrong but it looks like a P38 from an episode of Skyking. Not the best fitting parts. Some are to small and a few too large.

The instructions are simple pictures and no text. Nothing an IKEA shopper could not handle.

This kit does not start with the usual pilot office. I spent most of the day building, taking apart and re assembling the wings. The next step is the twin booms. Next is bag two with the cockpit, engines and filling in the gaps located in the wings.

If you like the fidgety parts. You will love this plane. Pictures will post later
 
Pictures from the begining of the build. Fist session . So many parts that look a like. Parts are randomly insert into small bags. There are two large bags. Bag 1 is the wings and booms. Everything else is in bag 2.
 

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Got to get you caught up. Still looks like a blob. Hurricane builds are fun.
 

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The fun never ends. The kitten keeps jumping in the empty refrigerator. It is starting to look like a wing. I spent 30 minutes looking for 2 parts. I had to empty ever bag.gggrrr
 

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Tiny parts went on easily. Little rubber washers.
 

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It's starting to get dark in the house. Great. Lost the T-Mobile Internet on my phone again. More later.
 

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I had a couple of hours before it was to dark for my aging vision. Nothing like spend 39 minutes looking for the parts you installed yesterday. Ok back on track. I don't remember The P38 being a pusher plane.
 

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Ok, fixed that. Glad there was no glue involved.
 

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What great skill. You try holding a flashlight and a phone in each hand and take a good photo. I added a part of the engine and the area ahead of the supercharger. The big challenge was finding the parts in the dying of the light. I never did find the 4 single square parts. Maybe in the morning.
 

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Last set for the night. I thought this was the superchargers. It looks like part of the bottom of the fork tail.
 

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