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TOPIC: A pair of Academy P-38's for Tom

A pair of Academy P-38's for Tom 09 Aug 2015 20:19 #1

Ian and I were talking the other night, for me, day for him, and we figure we're going to do one for Tom. If you'd like to join grab a P38, a cold one, pull up to the pool side lounge and let's do one for Tom. :drinks

Y'all might recall my run in with this kit when it was boxed up by Eduard and had some Brassin resin thrown in. P38 over Europe is what they called it and I was a sucker to buy it as soon as it came out. The Brassin resin did not fit the Academy cockpit bay, when I contacted them they said basically yeah we know, we'll fix it next time out but nothing for you who bought the kit. So ever since then I've been gun shy on anything Eduard has to offer since they don't back what they sale.

So anyway..

Academy P38, Aires Cockpit and some Brassin resin bits (if they stinkin' fit!) and some Eduards PE..maybe.


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To Tom! :drinks
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Academy P38 for Tom 09 Aug 2015 20:37 #2

:thumbsup ... :popcorn

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Academy P38 for Tom 09 Aug 2015 22:12 #3

Will be watching :thumbsup
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Academy P38 for Tom 09 Aug 2015 22:54 #4

Yup...bought the same kit and after reading your mishaps, I left it alone...just sold it and made a little more than I spent ;). Would like to do a Lightning at some point-- so I'll be watching this one!
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Academy P38 for Tom 10 Aug 2015 00:27 #5

:popcorn
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Academy P38 for Tom 10 Aug 2015 01:23 #6

Just bought the same kit, gonna be watching this one!
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Academy P38 for Tom 10 Aug 2015 07:15 #7

Jeeves wrote:
Yup...bought the same kit and after reading your mishaps, I left it alone...just sold it and made a little more than I spent ;). Would like to do a Lightning at some point-- so I'll be watching this one!

Sold it for more?! :facepalm

Well come on in the pool Mike, our Memorial builds are not campaigns so to say so all you have to do is build it and post it.

Dave should be coming up with a ribbon for these. :good
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Academy P38 for Tom 10 Aug 2015 12:57 #8

Yes...spent $80 and sold for $95 ;)

I will...just no Lightnings in the stash yet-- need to wait until September when the teaching checks start coming again ;). Summer break is nice...but 2 months without pay makes it a lean summer ;)
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Academy P38 for Tom 15 Aug 2015 22:39 #9

Got some major progress done to day. Cockpit in place, booms built, wings together. Not exactly shake and bake, it is fighting me but i got something for it.


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If all the clamps hold on till tomorrow I should be able to get the booms in place and start fitting it out with details.
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Academy P38 for Tom 16 Aug 2015 00:03 #10

moon puppy wrote:

Well come on in the pool Mike, our Memorial builds are not campaigns so to say so all you have to do is build it and post it.

Dave should be coming up with a ribbon for these. :good

It's in the short pile, but I have to get my P-47s and my F-4 done first, and the honeydo's aren't even close to done!
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Academy P38 for Tom 16 Aug 2015 00:33 #11

Off to a nice start...... :popcorn :popcorn :popcorn ...Cheers Mark
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Academy P38 for Tom 16 Aug 2015 00:53 #12

And a little later than advertised, here's my start on exactly the same kit.

Unlike Bob, I'm not putting Eduard brassin in mine, but I do have the (small) Eduard etch set and have ordered some (late) resin wheels from Ultracast in Canada to replace the less than stellar hubs and 'rubber' tyres you get in the kit. At the moment I'm leaning toward a camouflaged one from the 370th FG but also on the way is a copy of the Mini Top Colors (sic) book which includes a decal sheet, so bets are off for now.


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Going to plod along quite slowly with this not in any rush, so updates won't be happening 'thick-and-fast' as they usually do with one of my projects. Stay tuned tho', don't touch that dial.

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