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Johnny_K

Hobby Boss P-38 1/48 Bare Metal Foil

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The Hobby Boss P-38 is finally finished. The final step was doing a light weathering of Black on the top surfaces and a mud color on the bottom surfaces. This was a very easy kit to build. Hobby Boss did a great job engineering this kit. There are no gaping seams to deal with and no alignment issues with the two booms.  The radiator pods fit perfectly.

 

 

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Hobby Boss did a great job on the canopy. It fit so perfectly that I did not need glue. It just snapped into place. Plus the plastic is very clear with no distortion.

 

 

 

 

 

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A stunningly realistic finish. Well done indeed.

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Thanks for the nice words. I think that the light wash made the foil look more realistic by reducing the shine of the foil. The wash also highlighted the panel lines.

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That looks pretty good Johnny. You have managed to get a pretty good, subdued metal finish which looks realistic. I have seen a few of the HB P-38 built and that look OK. Perhaps a future mojo restorer!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Brilliant foiling job. Looks just right.

 

Also thanks for the great write up on the kit, a useful reference.

 

Alan

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Great job👍. Having just finished the Academy version I only wish their canopy was so easy! 

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Fantastic result..  Prize winner surely.   My dad did a Fortress back in the 70s and used Kit Kat foil, wish I still had that model...  

I'd love to try using foil, but I don't think I have the necessary skills or patience. 

 

 

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Beautiful job Johnny!😀

 

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Very convincing model and an stunning showcase for Bare Metal Foil!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Not my usual scale but the subject and the foil finish was hard to resist!

 

I definitely have to go to the WIP and understand how that amazing finish was applied

 

Congratulations on an excellent 38

 

Cheers

 

Bruce

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Excellent model, Johnny !

 

There is no doubt that Hobby Boss did a really good job with their P-38.....it was a real surprise since it is promoted as one of their 'quick build' kits and whilst some parts are relatively simple, in overall terms it builds into a great replica with great fit, as you say. I am part way through a build and hope to shoehorn a Legend resin cockpit detail set (designed for the Hasegawa kit) into the kit since this one area IMHO that could do with a little extra detail (especially through that crystal clear canopy).

 

You have certainly done the original, and the kit, justice with this stunning masterpiece.

 

We Done, Sir ! 

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Hi,

 

Thanks to everyone for their very nice comments regarding my P-38. I would have replied earlier except that I have not been able to connect to this site for about 10 days. However, the connection problem has been fixed. 

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