P38J - Lightning (Thomas McGuire's Pudgy V) Dragon 1/72

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  1. ArmouredSprue

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    Howdy!

    Here is my P38J Lightning, this model represents the aircraft flown by Maj Thomas B. McGuire 475th FG at Dulag, Leyte

    The kit is Dragon in 1/72nd scale. Very good model, easy to build and very detailed.

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    Open for comments and critique!

    Cheers!

    Paulo
     
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    That's some nice work, well done.
     
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    Nicely done indeed, especially in the small scale. Just a couple of observations - the joints around the nose cone, gun access hatches and engine cowlings look a little too prominent, and perhaps the antenna wires could be thinner. Were the anti-glare panels black? All information I have, and colour photos of bare metal P-38s, show dark Olive Drab, or faded OD, with black being a post-war colour, from the late 1950s onward. Of course, there were exceptions, and I'm not that 'clued up' on the aircraft in the PTO.
     
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    Good work!
     
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    Thanks for your comments mate!

    I have already changed the antennas, if you look into the last photo you'll see the difference.

    The anti glare panels were black indeed for this particular squadron, a little bit of spoil for the top aces I assume!

    Cheers!

    Paulo
     
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    Nicely done Paulo!
     
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    Great looking bird.
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    Cheers mate
     
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    Cheers mate
     
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    Thanks for the info Paulo.
     
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    Very nice Lightning!
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    Joining all. A good job.:thumbright:
     
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    Thanks all!

    Next time I'll try one of the new Academy's have anyone here tried?
    Cheers
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    Suh-weeeet, Paulo! With all here. Great job on one of my favorite "two turning" American fighters. A home run! :)
     
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    My favourite as well!
     
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    Very Nice!
     
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    It looks really good. i like it a lot. In the GBs Im doing his P-38H in the same scale. The old airfix kit. Novice entry. So im looking at your work very keenly....
     
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