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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2013, 03:19:15 PM »
There is an interesting story that Lockheed test pilot Tony LeVier visited the U.S.A.A.F. in England to show pilots operational on the P-38 how to handle the twin-engine fighter in such way that they could successfully encounter the latest versions of the Bf-109 and FW-190. LeVier exactly knew how to use flaps and engine throttles to outfly any single engine type!!

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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2013, 04:04:30 PM »
Nice work mate, and great photos Nico!! :-flo :-clap

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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2013, 04:40:34 PM »
Thank you friends :)) More work on my side, I relax a bit and later will take on more work ;)

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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2013, 05:21:45 PM »
Nice work!!! :-ok

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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2013, 05:49:59 PM »
Thank you friend :))

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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2013, 11:06:58 PM »
Your progress is very good... :-clap :-ok

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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2013, 09:58:48 PM »
Very nice No.1

A interesting point is that early -J productions model had seat subassembly (seat, seat support and bulletproof back plate) in Olive Drab. In middle production was changed to Interior Green....

Thanks, and my best wishes for all you in this New Year, Mates!!
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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2013, 11:25:32 PM »
Do you have serial numbers to compare with my sample?

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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2013, 01:58:17 AM »
No.1

I have no serial numbers, I found some references in photos and a text that explain this. I will check them and I will tell you. I can tell you that I have found pictures from model P-38J-15 in Interior Green, so I consider this as reference. Let me check it. By the way, what version will you do? I have it, so I can look for it.

Another point about Minicraft model, you need to sand off (to get flat) oval mirrors (polished metal) in engine nacelles. I don't know Minicraft do this, and if your P-38 is a J-25 to model L, you can leave compresibility flaps on the wings. They are molded, but in early models (before J-20), is important to remove them.

Well, I check my books tonight, and tomorrow I scan them.

See you :)
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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2013, 08:46:40 AM »
Very possibly is that my kit will be made as sample machine P-38J-10-LO, s/n 42-67685, flown by Maj. Joseph Myers, November 1943.

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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2013, 06:20:58 PM »
Work on landing gear bay

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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2013, 06:53:39 PM »
Nice job mate! :-clap :-ok

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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2013, 07:08:38 PM »
Thank you ;)

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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2013, 07:28:20 PM »
Good, very good No.1

I just found my information, last night. I will scan it today, and post it.
I did a mistake, well two. Yes, I have serial number list (I forgot I have it) and dive flaps for compresibility was installed since block J-25. Also, aileron tab was removed because aileron was boosted by new hydraulic system on wings.

Well, see you soon
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Re: P-38 Lightning Eduard 1/48
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2013, 07:38:20 PM »
All right, I am waiting your input what to change on this kit :-ok You are very kind :-clap