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Paolo Portuesi

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About Paolo Portuesi

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    Rome, ITALY

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  1. My progress follows. Undercarriage doors up in place. This build is going to be over soon. Guess what I am going to build after? Going to be Hasegawa, and 1/32...
  2. I started my P-38 build as a relaxing break from a very demanding Airfix 1/24: Going back to the P-38, how can I resist some gorgeous Ultracast wheels and spinners and thin propellers like the ones released by Quickboost ? Here is how the wheels look dressed up with some paint: An this is her, on her legs: Once in a while I think I am getting too old for this hobby. So, what do you think? Is it time for me to leave this hobby ? Forever ?
  3. Error? No, a good catch ! -----------------------> OK. Open canopy: I have to say that so far I am very happy with my Lightning!
  4. Thank you Joel, but the blue/yellow stripe is painted. More from me very soon.
  5. Joel, Your feedback is always very appreciated! Here is my P-38 with some more decals at their place. Look: Well, now it is time to dress up the seat with some belts and to think about what to do with the canopy. Open or closed?
  6. Not much time to post but. . . anti glare olive drab up: And decals:
  7. Some answers: - The black primer is just a quite common gloss black gunze - For the natural metal finish: Alclad White Allumiun, then Alluminium, and finally Dark Alluminium - Selected area have been weathered using some undiluited Burnt Umber More from me soon!
  8. This build is going fast. Here is how she looks dressed up with some Alclad and a little artistic oil: Hey, I have to confess that this build is just a relaxing break from my Airfix 1/24 Typhoon... See you soon!
  9. Thank you Joel! Given that I am using Alclad colors for a natural metal finish, first I need a glossy black:
  10. Thank you Joel, That is what I meant: an operational aircraft, dirty, oxidated and battered.
  11. Have a look: P-38J-15-LO, s/n 42-104107, 'Jewboy', coded '47', flown by Lt. Philip M. Goldstein of 49th FS / 14th FG, Triolo, Italy, May 1944 http://www.sklep.kagero.pl/en/p-38-lightning-at-war-part-2.html
  12. Thank you Joel for your nice words. Going to be a weathered natural metal Jewboy!
  13. Ciao, What about a P-38? That is what I asked myself a few days ago, looking at my Academy Lightning hiding in the stash . . . For those of you who do not follow my FB page (https://www.facebook.com/paolo.portuesi.1) here it is: Cockpit: Sanding hard: Scribing panel lines:
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