P-38G Lightning: Tamiya’s latest!
A long awaited kit & very much overdue as well. This one has taken me a long time to finish as I was hoping to find some aftermarket decals to make it a bit different from the OOB selection. Hannants have some expected but not yet, so I went with ‘Yamamoto’s downfall’ & opted for ‘Miss Virginia’ as you can see. I found the kit simply superb; so much so that I have bought another with a couple of after market bits (instrument panels, seat belts & guns). Everything fitted perfectly, but care is needed to ensure a snug fit. The undercarriage just about rubbished my eyesight, but I persevered, & here it is. By the way, although this kit is truly excellent, it doesn’t entirely put the Academy kit to shame, especially considering the significant price difference; so I’m happy to have them parked side by side. Hope you like it.
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