P-38H made from Tamiya’s new Lightning kit
This is probably the most popular kit released recently and I’ve finally got around to finishing my build. Went for aftermarket decals because the two markings offered from the box are pretty dull to my eyes. Also has the benefit of being a P-38H that I built so the kit’s callout for Olive Drab is actually correct as opposed to the lighter green on real WWII G and F models.
As many others have said – this was a fabulous kit to build; absolutely flawless engineering on a really challenging shape from Tamiya here. Just incredible how it goes together.
Was also an interesting experiment with weathering an Olive Drab scheme as I haven’t done one before and making such a monotone upper surface look interesting on something as big as a 1/48th scale P-38 was a bit daunting. Anyway, hope you like the result!
Build Video is here for those interested:
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