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    Post  Cyril. on Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:22 am

    I am currently converting an old 1/32 Revell P-38J fighter to an F-5E PR aircraft.

    P-38J Conversion to F-5E in 1/32 P-38_f10

    To this.

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    It is involving a lot of scratch building.
    The following is the work so far.

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    P-38J Conversion to F-5E in 1/32 P-38_f17

    The Alison V-1710 port engine, re worked, still missing the oil lines.

    P-38J Conversion to F-5E in 1/32 P-38_f19

    Camera bay, still not ready.

    P-38J Conversion to F-5E in 1/32 P-38_f20

    The cowling which goes over the engine.

    P-38J Conversion to F-5E in 1/32 P-38_f21

    The Zinc Chromate looks different in the photos, It is because of the light on my desk lamp.

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    Hope you like, I will post more as I go along.
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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:51 am

    Amazing work so far Cyril, what an interesting build, nice work indeed.
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    Post  Cyril. on Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:30 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Amazing work so far Cyril, what an interesting build, nice work indeed.

    Thank you so much Brian.
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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:39 pm

    The pre painted eduard instrument panel is really nice,worth going for.
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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:38 pm

    Looking good..........


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    Post  spinner45 on Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:35 pm

    Love the detail. The build looks good.
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    Post  Cyril. on Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:34 pm

    Thanks. Very Happy

    The photos are not of the best quality.
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    Post  AdriaN on Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:24 pm

    amazing scratch building Shocked
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    Post  Cyril. on Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:20 pm

    AdriaN wrote:amazing scratch building Shocked

    Thank you Adrian, but I am still a long way off.
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    Post  ascomt on Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:01 pm

    Najsssssss
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    Post  Cyril. on Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:49 pm

    All the engine plumbing is finally done, and the cowling is fixed over the engine.

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    Colouring the wheel wells is next.
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    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:10 am

    Amazing work Cyril....love the copper detail ! prosit
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    Post  bcauchi on Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:33 pm

    Nice engine cyril well done. looking really nice.
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    Post  Wayne on Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:38 am

    Wonderful work Cyril... will it be ready by the exhibition?


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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:02 pm

    When is the exhibition?
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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:39 pm

    [quote="bcauchi"]When is the exhibition?[/quo


    10-14 Feb 2016
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    Post  Wayne on Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:12 pm

    10 - 14 Feb 2016


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    Post  Cyril. on Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:15 pm

    Wayne wrote:Wonderful work Cyril... will it be ready by the exhibition?

    I am doing my best to have it ready, but I am still a long way off.
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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:07 am

    I hope that i manage at least one of my 109's in time for the exhibition.
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    Post  smallia on Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:22 am

    Lovely work mate. Looking good

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    Post  RayCaruana on Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:00 am

    Nice detailing Cyril! If it won't be ready by 10th. February you can still display it as "under construction", people love such models. We should have more of them actually..
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    Post  Noel Petroni on Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:28 am

    Wow! Cyril.... That's some amazing detailing!
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    Post  Cyril. on Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:00 pm

    Finally it is ready.

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    Hope you like it.
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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:00 am

    Brilliant work Cyril and great photos. That is a really lovely model, well done. All the work you did really paid off.
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    Post  Cyril. on Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:17 am

    bcauchi wrote:Brilliant work Cyril and great photos.  That is a really lovely model, well done.  All the work you did really paid off.

    Thank you Brian.

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