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Offline Tophe

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P-38W Impossible Lightning
« on: March 19, 2018, 05:30:01 PM »
I am here starting another model, maybe the last of 2018 (before Christmas in December). This will be a 1/72 P-38, strongly modified. The kit content is surprising, like almost finished before building, and I will have to truncate all in deep butchery. It is hard for me to take pictures and all (checking the kit name and so on), as I just come from hospital, having been operated and I feel bad, sorry, with bad news like a trauma. If my death is soon maybe I will build a last model after this one, we will see.
The project here  may be an asymmetric Lightning, push-pull on the port side, with 2 booms as parts of sprues on the starboard side. To be confirmed.
 :smiley: ???

Offline Tophe

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Re: P-38W Impossible Lightning
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 05:37:07 PM »
Something like that but in plastic and sky blue:

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Re: P-38W Impossible Lightning
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 09:50:02 PM »
Like this maybe:

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Re: P-38W Impossible Lightning
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 05:59:53 AM »
I had no idea you were having surgery, mon ami and I wish you the fastest of recoveries!

I really like this one. It's like they took that Blohm and Voss asymmetric aircraft to the next level.

Will watch with interest,

Brian da Basher

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Re: P-38W Impossible Lightning
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 11:16:22 PM »
Thanks!

Here is the kit, Hobby-Boss, that I will use:

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Re: P-38W Impossible Lightning
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 12:12:02 AM »
And the start is normal, before truncations...

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Re: P-38W Impossible Lightning
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 02:31:42 AM »
Then the butcher came and... a slaughter happened :( ;)

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Re: P-38W Impossible Lightning
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 02:44:28 AM »
That's some fine kit surgery, mon ami and those cuts looks very well placed indeed.

Thank you for the play-by-play!

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Re: P-38W Impossible Lightning
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2018, 11:49:06 PM »
Thanks!
Well, I was a little sad to have destroyed the twin-boom layout, but it soon comes back:

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Re: P-38W Impossible Lightning
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2018, 12:40:19 AM »
That's good progress, mon ami!

A bit of assembly and you'll be ready for paint.

I think this one's going to be especially delightful.

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Re: P-38W Impossible Lightning
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2018, 01:03:46 AM »
Thanks!
While... bedore assembly, I have PSR work to perform, see?

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Re: P-38W Impossible Lightning
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2018, 04:42:38 PM »
Sanding restores smoothness but shows holes also, so: PSR again...

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Re: P-38W Impossible Lightning
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2018, 05:24:22 PM »
That's coming together quite well, Tophe!

I especially like your work on the engine.

You have incredible PSR skills, mon ami!

Brian da Basher

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Re: P-38W Impossible Lightning
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2018, 10:05:04 PM »
Thanks again.
Now near completion:

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Re: P-38W Impossible Lightning
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2018, 12:12:25 AM »
Thanks for the update, mon ami!

I really like seeing your delightful models being built!

Brian da Basher