Classic Kit: Monogram 1/48 P-38 First Edition (1964)
Here is Monogram’s P-38 built out of the box. This is an original first edition, kit PA97-200, and as the code shows it was priced at $2.00. Later boxings of the kit showed yellow cowlings, but on this one I painted it as the instructions indicated. I tried to leave as much of the original surface detail. I did have to sand and fill some joins though. I used Bill Koster’s vac-form wheel well inserts since I had them on hand. I think he was also involved in the creation of this kit. So here is the classic Monogram kit built as the instructions indicated. Tamiya paints were used as well as the original decals
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