P-38J Lightning by Academy in 1/48th.
Being a very positive person I just knew that somebody would bring out a new Lightning kit if I waited long enough & so they have, with the new Tamiya P-38 f/G kit (which I have on order), but I also had an Academy kit in my stash & thought that I’d have a practice run at this, since it had been such a long time since building a Lightning. I was quite pleased with the result, although Academy exhibit some wishful thinking when it comes to attaching some of the parts! She’s pretty much out of the box except for brake lines & seat belts & I was pleased with the general fit & surface detail. Not much putty required either. Paints are from Vallejo & Model Master with a home brew matt clear finish. Decals from Tally Ho!
Hope you like it.
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