P-61 "Nocturnal Nemesis" – 1/48 Great Wall Hobby
The P-61 has always been one of my favorite aircraft from WWII. When they first came out I built two of the Monogram kits and had a ball with them. I even put electric motors in one so that the props would spin. All in all I think the Monogram kit still holds up well, even if it does have some issues especially with fit.
The Great Wall Hobby's kit does offer improvements in fit and detail, but is not perfect either. I won't discuss shape issues in the end it looks like a P-61. My biggest gripe with the kit is the spindly extremely fragile landing gear. There are issues with the engineering that make it necessary to install the gear earlier then I would prefer. You can see other issues and difficulties as well as the good stuff on my build blog https://imodeler.com/groups/work-in-progress-aircraft/forum/topic/gwh-1-48th-p-61-black-widow-nocturnal-nemesis-build/
Overall though I would have to say I really enjoyed the kit from start to finish. I am happy with the finish, I see in some of the closeup pictures I need to clean off some dusties which I will do before the next show. I will make sure to support the model in the case for the trip to Nationals in August. I hope you like the finished product, and if you have one of these kits in your stash I recommend building it, I was a good kit and enjoyable to build.
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