Sorry I was late to post this. My P-38-H lightning, Airfix 1:72 scale.

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  1. [SC] Arachnicus

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    To prevent the plane from tail sitting I drilled bigger holes behind the props and packed them with lead fishing weights. I didn't weather this one, because I wanted it to look like it was in a museum. Again I used thin brass pipe to replicate the cannons. I did my best to make them the correct length.







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    Looking very nice Tom. However it would be better these red-white tops and bottoms of rudders and fins were painted with these clours instead of these decals that don't fit correctly to their shapes..

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    With Wojtek, looks good!
    Re the tails, yeah touch them up with red paint to get overall red sections.
     
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    It is a very nice piece mate...... it's never "late", it's just Finished!
     
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    Yeah I agree, I should of just painted them on.
     
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    Agree with all.
     
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    i like it, well done
     
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    Looks pretty good.
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    I usually paint stripes and things of that nature instead of using decals. For some reason I didn't.
     
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    Still a sharp looking build Arachnicus!:cool: :thumbleft:
     
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    She looks pretty good to me and that little Airfix kit still makes up a nice representation ;)
     
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    Nice, she turned out very well :)
     
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    Very nice. Getting those barrels straight can be a $#@!.
     
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    Nice build considering its an older Airfix kit. Well done
     
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    I assumed it was a older Airfix kit. The packaging looked like it was from the 1980's.
     
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    Probably was, but the original kit dates back to the 1960s!
    A fair number of the Airfix 1/72nd scale kits are vintage items, originating anywhere from 1952 to around 1970, with 'newer' (later production) items being recognisable by the design of parts and the style of mouldings.
     
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    One obvious hint that a kit is older is the lack of any website anywhere on the box or the directions. This had mail order instructions so that shows that it's at least pre-1990's.
     
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