Revell 1/32 P-38J Lightning - PTO

Discussion in '#2 Pacific Theater of Operations' started by Stitch, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Stitch

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    Okay, this is the FIRST GB I've participated in, so go easy on me!

    I will be competing in Category 2, since I'm not a beginner anymore (haven't been for about 30 years now!), and I know I don't have the skills (or the tools) to compete with you Category 1 advanced modellers (les? Wayne? Airframes?). I haven't had a chance to upload my "before" photos to Photobucket (I'll upload them this weekend sometime), but considering the source (Revell), it's actually a pretty decent kit. The only other P-38 I've ever built was the vintage 1/48th Revell kit back in the '70's, and this one looks about the same, just scaled up to 1/32nd. There is some moderate flash, which is to be expected, but other than that, it's pretty crisp clean. In any case, like I said, I'll upload those photos and get the pics posted as soon as I can this weekend.
     
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    Looking forward to it!
     
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    Me to

    looking forward to it
     
  4. Airframes

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    Great stuff Stitch. I seem to remember it's not a bad kit overall, and can turn out really nice. Give me a shout if you need any cockpit pics, plan drawings or whatever - looking forward to seeing this one, just waiting to do a base for my 1/48th Academy P38, which is big enough, I remember the Revell 1/32nd looks huge!
    I'm sure one of the 'mods' will stocky this into the PTO section for you.
    Terry.
     
  5. ccheese

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    OK, Stitch.... where are the pic's ? If you're gonna do a group build you gotta have pic's !

    Looking forward to seeing this build come to life...

    Charles
     
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    Hello P38, this is P61 speaking... good to see a brother in the build! :)
     
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    Cool! looking forward to the pics
     
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    Excellent, cannot wait to see!
     
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    Good on ya Stitch....!:D
     
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    'kay, first pics . . . here's what I have to work with. I know I'm a week late with them, but uploading the pics at work is a lot faster since we have T1. Anyway, without further ado:

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    As you can see, there is a little bit of flash, but not as much as you would normally expect from a Revell kit; I have already started on painting the cockpit, but the pictures will have to wait until next week when I have a little more time (hopefully). I'll keep y'all posted . . . .
     
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    looks a good kit Stitch
     
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    Alright Stich, way to jump on the wagon man.... Good to see u involved....

    As far as the catagories go, theres no way I am a Cat 1 Builder, thats reserved for guys who've built more than 4 models like myself... I appreciate the compliment tho, sincerely.....

    And if ur not aware, Im now a Judge, so no worries about tryin to one-up me.... U gotta worry about Javlin and Ozhawk and Muller and just about everyone else....
     
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    Welcome to the GB Stitch. Don't worry about anybody but yourself mate. Make this one the best one yet, and it will be great. 8)

    Everybody loves P-38's, so let's see some action!

    Cheers

    Ozhawk
     
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    Yeah, jump in and go for it, should look real good when done!:D
     
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    Those Alisons look pretty nice -interested to see how you go with them
     
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    #16 Coors9, Jun 13, 2009
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    I had her when I was very young, Big Bird. I can't wait to see this baby, All the best to you Stitch.:D this was the one fron years ago.
     

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    Cool shot! 8)

    Welcome aboard Stitch, looking forward to seeing this bird come together. :thumbleft:
     
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    Top pic of Maguire's bird!
     
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    Looking forward to this one Stitch!
     
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    With all here! :D
     
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