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Discuss WWII and the era directly before and after the war from 1935-1949.
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Tamiya P-38 Build Log
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 06, 2011
KitMaker: 3,952 posts
AeroScale: 499 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 08:43 AM UTC
Well it has been a while since I have done one of these, and most of them are over on the armor side. But I hope you will bear through with this not so great aircraft builder for this one.

The P-38 has always been a favorite of mine, but based on the kits out there, I was always a bit skeptical about wanting to build one. But then came along the Tamiya newly tooled kit. If you are looking for a review, I reviewed it here

So with most aircraft builds, it starts with the 'office'. Here I stayed out of the box, painted using Vallejo Green Zinc Chrome, details picked out with Vallejo colors and a couple of washes using the same.

I used the kit supplied decal for the instrument panel, after the dull coat to seal it, I used a little Micro Kristal Klear to add the 'glass' to the instruments.

I also started on the nose, and decided to add a little Master details.

To get these in there, I took the kit bracket, cut off the barrels, drilled a hole to line up, and mounted them with CA.

Looks a lot better then what the kit offered.

North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 06, 2006
KitMaker: 4,562 posts
AeroScale: 233 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 09:25 AM UTC
Looks good,gotta follow this one.