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1/72 Academy P38 F5B Lightning GR 1/33 Belfort Borgho Corsica August 1944


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 For my first build in this Gb I will convert the 1/72 Academy P38J Lightning into an F5B I will represent of of the aircraft of Groupe de Reconnaissance 1/33 Belfort based at Borgho airfield Corsica in August 1944

 

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The  box art
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The sprues
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I have an old Contact Resin set wich comprises a new resin nose and 3 wheels
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And a decals sheet
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I have these add ons but I am not sure to use all of them
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Some reading
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See you next Saturday for the start of the build
Patrice

 

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Welcome to your GB Patrice 😀, I do like the P-38 so looking forward to this build.

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10 hours ago, Ozzy said:

Welcome to your GB Patrice 😀, I do like the P-38 so looking forward to this build.

Good morning Ozzy

Thank you I will do my best with this build ..

Best Regards

Patrice

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I am quite interested in Corsica based stuff, and Sardinia too

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2 hours ago, Planebuilder62 said:

Lucky man having an Academy P-38. I built one recently and it went together very well. They are impossible to finf anywhere these days.

 

Good luck and happy building Patrice.

 

regards Toby

Good morning Toby

Thank you for your support

Maybe you can try here

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/academy-2209-p-38j-lightning-pacific-theater--103277

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Patrice

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Good evening

I managed to start my build today , I cut off the nose where I will place the nose resine part

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After a few dry test fitting I realised that I will have to use some filler when I will place this resin part 


I also startd to prepare the cockpit  I placed the Eduard instrument panel  and some small PE parts on the side walls 


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Patrice

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15 hours ago, John Masters said:

Looks good so far.  Is that St. Ex on the cover of the book?  I think was his group, yes?

Good afternoon John

Yes It is St Ex on the cover , he was killed on 31 July 1944 flying the aircraft serial 268223...

 

Patrice

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Good evening

 Yesterday I glued the belts on the seat

 

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And today I placed the seat , the stick and side walls
 
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Looking forward to this. The Little Prince was one of my kids’ favourite books. And I love a P-38! The Academy kit is reputed to be a good kit, so I hope it works for you.

 

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Adrian

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8 hours ago, AdrianMF said:

Looking forward to this. The Little Prince was one of my kids’ favourite books. And I love a P-38! The Academy kit is reputed to be a good kit, so I hope it works for you.

 

Regards,

Adrian

Good morning Adrain

Thank you for your comment , I enjoyed reading The Little Prince too when I was a kid ...

I have already built several Academy kits and indeed it is a very beautiful kit and the best at this scale ..

Best Regards

Patrice

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Good evening

Today I placed the ''cockpit assembly" between the wings

 

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And I also started to prepare the booms  
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Patrice

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Good evening

 Today after some sanding and filling I placed the resin nose

 

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Then I placed the booms on the wings
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Patrice

 

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On 9/13/2020 at 6:50 PM, TEMPESTMK5 said:

I also startd to prepare the cockpit  I placed the Eduard instrument panel  and some small PE parts on the side walls 


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That looks great. I don't suppose that is "vert pomme" you have used?

 

The whole plane is coming together beautifully.

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3 minutes ago, TonyOD said:

That looks great. I don't suppose that is "vert pomme" you have used?

 

The whole plane is coming together beautifully.

Good evening Tony

I used Humbrol 226 Interior Green but as the photo is taken with a flash the result looks a little too green ..

Thank you for your comment

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Patrice

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1 hour ago, TEMPESTMK5 said:

Good evening Tony

I used Humbrol 226 Interior Green but as the photo is taken with a flash the result looks a little too green ..

Thank you for your comment

Best Regards

Patrice

Thanks. This "pomme vert" referred to by Heller in their instructions is a bit vague. I'm going with Humbrol 78, same as pretty much every interior I've ever done...

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Good morning Patrice. Hope you don't mind me following along but the combination of a reconnaissance aircraft and French marking is too nice to resist :wub:

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1 hour ago, Col. said:

Good morning Patrice. Hope you don't mind me following along but the combination of a reconnaissance aircraft and French marking is too nice to resist :wub:

Good afternoon Col

 Welcome aboard and thank you for your interest ...

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Patrice

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Good evening
I realized that I had forgotten to put some weight , so today I worked to repair this omission and succeeded in putting a little lead in the engine nacelles and the nose I hope that this will be enough. I also added a few pieces here and there ..

 

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Looks to be taking shape nicely for you Patrice and a good save fitting the weight.

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11 hours ago, Col. said:

Looks to be taking shape nicely for you Patrice and a good save fitting the weight.

Good morning Col

Thank you for your comment and support

Best Regards

Patrice

 

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