1/72 Hobbyboss Lockheed P-38L Lightning

Gallery Article by Greg Kerry on Aug 2 2019

 

      

Another Easy Assembly kit that I made in order to use up some old airfield vehicles, in this case the excellent Hasegawa US Fuel Truck which only needed the addition of hoses (electrical wiring) in the side panniers to achieve completion. The Jeep is from Academy, the figures old Airwaves white metal.

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The P-38 is a good example of Hobbyboss's best: it goes together pretty well, the twin-boom layout presenting no problems. Detail is quite good with the undercarriage doors especially well designed: moulded as one-piece pairs they fit with pleasing precision. Only problem was the canopy which gave me fit problems around its rear. The decals are partly from the kit, partly from the spares box as the whim took me.

Everything was finished with Tamiya acrylics, washes and drybrushing were achieved with tubed acrylics. The base is simple insulation board.

Greg Kerry

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Photos and text by Greg Kerry