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P-38J Droop Snoot
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2007 - 03:47 PM UTC
Nigel Julian (Lampie) takes a look at a kit that''ll make an interesting addition to the range of 1/72 scale Lockheed Lightnings available - Dragon''s new P-38J Droop Snoot.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2007 - 08:22 PM UTC
Thank you for a good review. Especially the inclusion of the history is good as I did not know the history behind this P-38 conversion.

Is it possible to see a picture of the different versions included in the kit? It is often a deciding factor for me when I buy kits as cool and/or colourful versions are more attractive.

Thank you for your effort
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2007 - 09:51 PM UTC
Hi Jesper.
I will either scan or photgraph the 2 options and post them on this thread asap.
Nige
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 04:12 AM UTC
Hi Jesper.
I havent got access to my scanner at the moment so I photographed the instructions for you. Hope this gives you some idea.
Both schemes are NMF with olive drab anti glare panels.Blue spinners with red tips. The ETO subject carries the nose art " Bomba Dear"


Nige
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 06:10 PM UTC
Thanks Nige. I appreciate it.

I might go for this one to try some NMF. Seems like a good bird to start with.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 11:19 PM UTC
A build blog and photos of the finished model can be found
HERE



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Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 10:55 AM UTC
Lovely looking P-38. You're right about the NMF and the yellow complimenting one another. I'd say you've done a terrific job and the fact it's only a 1/72 scale makes it even more impressive.