Tamiya's P-38 is without a doubt the best engineered 1/48 scale model I've ever built. It is simply clever in every respect. I started this model about a year and a half ago and since I started I've completed six other projects. It was [...]
I bought this one because I like how it look the metal color with that blue. Really different from others Lightnings.
This one is from Hasegawa and it doesn´t has many details, and parts doesn´t fit really good so... I had to do a lot of [...]
To say that the Tamiya P-38 was a joy to build is an understatement. Having built the Academy and Hasegawa Lightning's which are good models of the P-38, just that Tamiya had really taken a rather complicated twin boom air frame and made [...]
The T55 was a two seat export version of the English Electric Lightning, of which were sold to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. along with the single seat FMk53. in the early seventies.
This an old school kit, but without the notorious Matchbox [...]
P-38E Lightning, USAAF
27th Fighter Squadron
1st Fighter Group
Tunisia, August, 1943
Monogram/Pro Modeler (Hasegawa rebox)
Air Res resin and PE cockpit set (4223)
Master Models brass guns (AM-48-114)
As some of you may know, the 1/32 Trumpeter Lightning falls short on a lot of fronts. The kit however is a very straightforward build out of the box and it does resemble a Lightning should you choose to build it this way.
I had previously [...]
P-38L-1-LO, s/n 44-23852, 'Beautiful B***h (let's see if the profanity filter snags this one)', coded 'B7', flown by Lt. John J. Kane of 96th FS / 82nd FG, Vincenzo, Italy, March 1945.
Decals from Kagero's P-38 Lightning at War Part [...]
My first of the Operation Vengeance trio in 1/48 was this Lightning, an amazing kit and probably the best engineered model I've made to date. There isn't a lot of negatives to say about this kit, in fact whilst I completed this model in [...]
A really nice Academy kit of a lesser known version of the Lightning. Built during the 2020 debacle. One of a large number of great kits that I've classified as 20/20, meaning at least twenty years old and purchased for less that $20.00. [...]
Presenting my first build of 2021.
The well known Tamiya P38 Lightning.
It has been presented here multiple times and a lot has been said about it, mainly positive.
I can only say that all is true, the kit has a perfect fit and [...]