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TedUSA

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I was looking at the P-38F WIP thread from ianprice last night and I got very excited about building a P-38 that I have in my stash. Its OLD, VERY OLD. I believe that I will try to build the P-38 and SATAN as a split project to get back in the styrene swing of things. Here are a few pictures to introduce the kit. I will image the other parts soon. I dry fit and taped up the main components and they fit very well with only a couple of trims.That gave me a lot of confidence to go after this oldie but goody. the instructions are one sheet exploded view. the decals are ruined, looks like they got wet [?] at some time in long storage? the canopy is going to have to have a lot of sand/polish.














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Good to see you building again Ted. Very good.  [biggrin]
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thanks Michael. It really feels good to sit at the work bench and be able to DO something after all these months!
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Here are the rest of the P-38 parts/ sprues:











There is some nice detail included such as the rockets and the "christmas trees" that they will hang on under the wings. also good detail on the engine intakes and exhaust. Wheels and landing gear are "OK", but I plan to have my P-38 in flight. The poor little pilot is pitiful--LOL. Flash all over, muted detail demarcation, and a crooked face. Oh well.........But the REAL KILLER??





The seat and a few "lumps" of styrene comprise the cockpit--no floor, no bulkhead behind the seat, no instruments, no side walls--nothing. I will have to scratchbuild something or find an Aftermarket kit? the search is on. the question is whether or not I would put an AM cockpit in a plane I do not plan to eliminate oversize rivets and raised panel lines--then re-scribe?? Most likely I will just go with scratchbuilding something?? I DO PLAN to sand the rivets and raised panel lines down a bit--they are really off scale as they are now.


Other work today was to cut out the landing light. I used the trusty Xacto and a couple of small files to get the socket in shape. its a nice detail.







Well, that's all till next Tuesday gentlemen. Have a great weekend!

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Very nice to follow a WIP of yours! I'm sure this kit will get the full Ted treatment :-)
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TedUSA

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Fabian,

Thanks! I hope I don't try to do anything crazy. I did find a very nice 1/72 Aires cockpit kit online and hope to order it asap [$$$$]. Always the guiding force with a hobby. I also would like to have the drop tanks. I love weapons and wing loading. Since the kit has the Christmas tree missile racks and missiles, the auxiliary fuel tanks would load the P-38 out. OH....I have to order some decals--there are a LOT of decals for the P-38.

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Good luck with this one Ted but as ever I have the confidence in you of producing a little gem.  Ted also I have a spare vacuform canopy for a P-38F made by Falcon if you want it.  If you do just let me know and I will sent it across "the pond". 
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Great to see you back Ted and what a classic you have there mate, looking forward to seeing this get the Ted makeover,
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Ditto, I'll be watchiing with interest too Ted.
Welcome back to the bench mate. You were sorely missed! [smile]

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Good luck with this one Ted but as ever I have the confidence in you of producing a little gem.  Ted also I have a spare vacuform canopy for a P-38F made by Falcon if you want it.  If you do just let me know and I will sent it across "the pond". 


Ian, thank you very much. I cleaned the canopy with some IPA and q-tips and it actually only had one area that had been scuffed by being in a bag with the other parts since 1976! I think I can polish it out. Of course, the canopy is a bit thick thick, but hopefully it will hide my scratchbuilt cockpit! fingers crossed.

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OMG, I loaded several pictures and text, then my PC crashed before I saved it. Been having trouble for a while now. I think I have a failing video card. Got to get my computer guru to take a look.So now I am working on round two at my post.

Thanks guys for the kind comments. It is really GREAT to be back modeling and being on Genessis  more.

Worked on the P-38 today. Opening both ends of the radiators on the booms. Also opening the intakes on each side of the engine nacelles. Planning the scratchbuild on the cockpit--it is totally barren except for the pilot and his seat.











Finally, I took a look at scratchbuilding the doors that open and close on the exhaust of the radiators. Using leftover PE fret, I think I can cut,fold, and bend the PE to mimic the doors? made a crude door to see how it might look.





Almost forgot, I plan to scratchbuild some grills for the radiator intakes/exhaust from styrene sheet and some super fine "mesh" I have in stock.



OK, one other note---I am going to scratchbuild a cockpit, but I have found and will order a set of auxiliary fuel tanks to load up the wings along with the rockets included in the kit.

Now here are some reference photos that initiated the work I did today and plan to do. NOTE: NONE OF THE FOLLOWING IMAGES OR MODELS ARE MY WORK.











OOPS, upon reviewing the reference photo of the side of the radiator on the tail boom, I just realized that my trial scratchbuilt door on the radiator is in the wrong place. I would have to cut out the side/back of the radiator and replace the section with the door. Hmmmmmm....quite a bit more work involved. have to think about that.

AGAIN, please note: None of the last section of pictures are my photos or model work. reference images from the internet.







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You've got some great reference shots there Ted. Good luck with the scratchbuilding. Looking forward with interest. [smile]
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TedUSA

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You've got some great reference shots there Ted. Good luck with the scratchbuilding. Looking forward with interest. [smile]


thanks Simon! I have found that if I Google   A N Y T H I N G  and add "images" to the inquiry, I get a huge page of pictures of all kinds. I begin my research with a basic Wikipedia article and then hit the "images". With each image is a link to where the image came from--gives you a wealth of info to scour. I create a file on each model I build and it has all the ref pics in it as well as all the images I generate [the WIP+ some images I never post].



opening radiators and engine side intakes complete














that's all for the bench today.

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Its coming along nicely and keep up the good work Ted.
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Wow looks like a major undertaking I wouldn't know where to start scratching a cockpit, but I'm sure you will rise to the challenge.
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