Monday, 27 September 2010

1/144 P38J Lightning

Flown in both European and Pacific theatres it came into its own in the latter, where the huge distances afforded its range to be utilised to full effect.

The wargame project associated with this model is the ambush (nay assassination) of the Japanese Admiral Yamato. The full battle would need six Zero close escort, two Betty bombers and four hunting P38J's.

As the close escort and bombers split up when "bounced" it is justifiable to half the scenario planes again. Therefore I am half way there with a Betty, a Zero and another P38J away from an interesting club-night game.

Another Academy kit.


Paul said...

Nice P-38, full battle report please on the upcoming battle please!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Might be a while before I can get my hands in the other models.

Other battle reports on the way though:

Crehen (France 1940) in 1/200
Battle of the Java Sea (Pacific 1942) in 1/3000

Paul said...

Sweet as!

Tim Gow said...

I'd be very interested in hearing about the game - I already have all the aircraft!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

I'll post the scenario on the blog (when I manage to dig it out).

I've played the scenario once before at the Exiles wargaming club in London (late 1990's). Then we used 1/300 models, but the bigger ones have much more appeal to me.

As a defending Zero pilot I have to report that I failed the Emperor as the Yanks got their man despite the aerobatics of the Betty pilot.