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I really like the looks of this P-38. A very interesting color scheme and certainly not something you see much. I'll use the Hasegawa 1/48 P-38L for this build. (Had to lay in a extra supply of gloss yellow for this one and the Mustang just finished! LOL) Stay tuned! 😉

Some history: This a/c crashed on takeoff in Salt Lake City in 1981 after the right engine failed. Pilot killed, airframe destroyed. Sad.......

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1 hour ago, Peterpools said:

John

I think you are living on pure 100 octane! Going to be a great build and will be following all the way :popcorn:

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Changing my modeling area of interest has rejuvenated my "want to" as I was a bit jaded on military. Nice change of pace for me. :)

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I just Googled the N number (N74883) and found that this a/c crashed in 1981.

I Googled the N number and found that it crashed on takeoff iwhen the right engine failed. Pilot did not survive, airframe destroyed. Shame!

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After perusing several photos and reading up on this a/c I think some of the photos (naturally) were taken at different periods. Not a big revelation but it makes deciding on colors, etc. a bit complicated. I've read, and seen photos, that seem to indicate black props and OD wings. BUT, in this photo you can see the props are NOT black but a blue gray and the wings are gray. My estimation is that, when this photo was taken, it was in transition of being painted and the props WERE really blue gray and the wings WERE really gray (maybe a primer?). At any rate, that is how I will depict it (because I like it's looks LOL).:)

 

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1 hour ago, Peterpools said:

John

Just seems the more research - the more questions, decisions and choices that have to be made.

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Peter

Yes indeed Peter and I try to do a lot of research on my subjects. That certainly can add to the frustration factor!

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36 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

John

I'm willing to bet as a kid, you read every Superman comic at least once a week. Even after all these years, your speed and consistency still amazes me.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

LOL Peter! This P-38 is such a easy build there's no real problem getting it built fairly quickly. No mods other than replacing the terrible kit seat with one from my stash and that's about it. Fill a few very small seams, hit it with some gray primer and it's about ready for paint. :)

Alright! The postman just delivered the decals so it's onward and upward! LOL

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