Day 256 Monday November 7, 2022 I am moving along with relative ease with this build. Well almost. I had forgotten that Tamiya extra thin cement was to be used cautiously because it’s very fluid. I used fine grit sanding sticks to solve that sticky problem. The fit is so good with this step that […]Welcome back… Tamiya’s P-38F/G – T minus 48 — My Forgotten Hobby VI
P-38 F/G Lightning
Tamiya’s P-38F/G – T minus 49
Tamiya’s P-38F/G – T minus 50
Tamiya’s P-38F/G – T minus 51
Intermission – Reviews… Tamiya Lockheed P-38F/G Lightning
Reviews can be helpful when you are intimidated by a new project and the instructions sheet needs clarification.
Tamiya’s P-38F/G – T minus 52
Thursday November 3, 2022
Tamiya’s P-38 is quite an intimidating model kit to build with all the rave reviews it has gotten since 2019.
There’s no turning back on what I had promised my son for Christmas almost three years ago.
As a footnote…
I always read comments on My Forgotten Hobby and I take good notes of suggestions made. A friend suggested the Buffalo should be on my to-do list.
So the Tamiya Brewster B339 Buffalo will be the next build after the P-38F/G.
Then to this one will follow the Buffalo in 2023 on My Forgotten Hobby VI.
Tomorrow… T minus 51
ICM Bf 109F-4… Decals and more
Wednesday November 2, 2022
Building model kits since the late 50s has been a self-soothing experience. Listening to music is also soothing. People should listen to music more often…
Intermission Milk’n Blues – Smooth Operator + Secret (Sade + Madonna)
Wednesday morning shots…
The Tempest finally got its final clear coat. I had some leftover highly diluted clear coat so I completed that build.
The Bf 109F-4 got some decals in the morning and it will soon be a thing of the past.
The countdown will then begin for the P-38.
I still don’t know if I will document that build, but “Whereof what’s past is prologue; what to come, in yours and my discharge.”…
ICM Bf 109F-4… The end of the tunnel?
Updated 8 March 2024
Tuesday November 1, 2022Nothing to celebrate for on Day 250 of a special military operation which has become something historians will write about in November 2222.This is Sunday morning shot…
The Bf 109F-4 is on a make-believe tarmac.
I am always a few days ahead because you never know what to expect in life…This next photo was taken on Saturday morning.I had an idea during the weekend. Why not display the Bf 109F-4 by glueing it on its box with Clear Gorilla Glue?I don’t have any more picture frames left. The last one was used with the PBY Catalina which will be departing Wednesday to my son’s place.I hope this P-38 will be joining the PBY before Christmas.
Long overdue!The Bf 109F-4 got its clear coat Sunday and it’s waiting for its decals.
I wonder what will happen if I should add dark green over with a paintbrush to complete the camouflage?