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Old 07-01-2020, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has CORGI released any "chromed" versions of their P-38? All I find are renderings or prototype photos that appear to painted silver.
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Has CORGI released any "chromed" versions of their P-38? All I find are renderings or prototype photos that appear to painted silver.
All Corgi P-38 releases were painted silver or camouflage including the early P-38 due soon.

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All Corgi P-38 releases were painted silver or camouflage including the early P-38 due soon.

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Thanks for the feedback....do you know if any diecast mfr released a chromed 1/72 P-38?
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Thanks for the feedback....do you know if any diecast mfr released a chromed 1/72 P-38?
The short answer is No in chrome......imo...at least not in modern times.

Below are metal P-38’s planes, various scales, from a bygone era long sold out but may appear on eBay .., who knows....good luck!

Btw the first pic (combo of two pics) from the pictures shown, top to bottom:
1, 2 Polished-metal P-38 model at Duxford, P-47 behind. (Scale of model looks to be larger than 1/72)

Try contacting the Duxford American Air Museum store...maybe they can give you a lead.... There’s also lots to interest model fans, with two decent shops, plus various miniatures on view here and there...... https://shop.iwm.org.uk/?_ga=2.12618...684.1593718423

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Thanks for the info and lead(s) Blues Boy
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Thanks for the info and lead(s) Blues Boy
A not so far-fetched thought just occurred to me......

I’m the type of person, where if you don’t ask your question, the answer is always going to be No.

Perhaps you can buy a low costing diecast P-38 and new decals sheets and then have it custom chrome plated. First find a custom shop that does piece part electro plating in chrome which you can ship your plane to....based on the hopeful YES answer they give you. You’ll strip off yourself all plastic and rubber parts so that you only have the metal portions of the airplane. Disassemble down to the point where any parts that hinge open/close etc..are separated from the assembled form as well....(they should strip off the old paints and coatings).... then ship your parts. Don’t be discouraged if the establishment says No. Move on to the next and next and next...etc.

Remember....any income from services is better than no income at all at some establishments during these very lean COVID-19 times.

Once you get it back from the establishment....re-assemble in reverse order and apply the new decals.

Here is an example in the U.S. of an establishment that will electro plate over Zinc diecast....etc.
https://www.customchromeplating.com/capabilities

If no establishment like this can be found in your city, state, province, country look elsewhere on the planet and arrange shipping terms.

How much you want to pay for all of this would be negotiated of course. And of course.... how bad do you want a chrome P-38??

Besides, it may be novel for the establishment to take on such an order and will be willing to it. It wouldn’t be the smallest things they ever had to chrome plate.

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Old 07-03-2020, 12:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hello:
Witty Wings released a couple of chrome P-38s, WTW72020-08 and 09.
Herpa took over the P-38 mould and has one chrome P-38 HE580113 which is still available from many on line shops.
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Witty Wings released a couple of chrome P-38s, WTW72020-08 and 09.
Herpa took over the P-38 mould and has one chrome P-38 HE580113 which is still available from many on line shops.
Perhaps polished metal as described by Super Kung Fu....on his write up and photo spread.....09 is featured...

https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com...2020-09-a.html

Herpa HE580113..... shiny polished metal that does reflect, but not a the clean mirror reflective finish of chrome....

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Chrome finish....

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Next best alternative..... DIY like modelers do....

http://alclad2.com

http://alclad2.com/gallery/aircraft/

http://nyx.meccahosting.com/~a0008aa9/48p38.htm

(Incidentally as a young lad.... I had a Testors chrome finish P-38 fly-by-wire (in circles) with twin cox engines...)

.....Well nuff said....except for you might want to consider settling for the Herpa suggested by another member if your bent on having a plane with the bare metal look.

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