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Lockheed P-38F Lightning 1/48 Tamiya


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Hi Chaps,

 

My next project, probably one of the best kits ever made. 

1st one step  be cockpit obviously. I did paint xf-4.

 

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Nice details, look this few switch..... 

 

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Instrument panel done, I make cut two watch dial from PE Eduard parts

Now need paint them, switches, buttons etc...

 

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cya
 

 

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I do plane Capt.Bob Faurot, an ace of the 39th Fighter Squadron in Jan1943. Try use decals from Eduard.

 

I need  diff tyre pattern in Tamiya kit have diamond thread Def.Model DS48014 be probably OK.

 

 

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Front wheel bay all fit like Lego bricks...

 

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Still work on cockpit lot of work left I add few PE parts  


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Thanks for viewing

Cya

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Jens thanks for your opinion.

Its early P-38,  if you have any source on green in 1942  , pls show.

 

Missing my mojo this summer I'm weary (C19 early June)happy did  finish cockpit 😎

 

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Maybe add little dry brush, and prism pencils

 

CYA

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I'm no expert but I haven't seen that cockpit color on one's that I have seen.I used this reference.

https://imodeler.com/2019/10/information-for-those-building-the-tamiya-p-38/

 

But what for I know the refrence sounded reasonable to me.

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There are plenty of references for green cockpits of P-38s. In fact, I don't think I have ever seen any references for untinted (i.e. yellow) zinc chromate being used for cockpits. Various greens, yes, but not yellow.
I remember from when I built my P-38F that I read somewhere that the green used on early variants were different from the standard interior green (FS34151) and the bronze green. Apparently it was more in the neighbourhood of medium green (FS34102-ish). If only I could find that piece of information now. 

 

Jens

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