1/48 Eduard P-38J

Gallery Article by Matthias Becker on Sept 25 2012



One of the finest P-38 Lightning Kits in 1/48 is that one by Academy.  Its already some years old but shows some good details and fine panel lines.  Eduard used that kit for its new limited Edition "P-38J over Europe". 


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The box contains further two nice PP`s and a lot of resin parts for the cockpit section. There is also a nice decal sheet with extremely thin decals.  I used a decal sheet out of a Kagero book about the P-38.  

My focus was to show a well worn P-38 often seen in WW II.  So first I painted the model in black, than silver (Mr Metalizer by Gunze) and finally in the common USAAF olive drab.  Afterwards I taped some sections.  After peeling off the tape there was some nice effects on the fuselage and the wings.  It needs a little bit of patience, but its worth. 
Hope you like this Lightning,

Best Regards,

Matthias Becker

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Photos and text by Matthias Becker