With the new ICM new mold B-26B now in our hot little hands. Though overshadowed by the P-38 released about the same time. Still it was an anticipated and long awaited release that a lot of WWII model builders have waited for. I built the M[...]
Ever since Tamiya announced the that they were going to do a P-38 earlier this year, it was like wow and ever since that we have been impatiently waiting for it to hit the shelves. With one numb nut know it all swearing they will not do an earl[...]
It truly has been a great end of the year. With anticipating announcement earlier in the year now becoming available. Then those we have been waiting for like the AMK F-14D that seem like it would never be produced, during that span Tamiya [...]
Rather than worry about the color mixes Tamiya calls for in the kit instructions, here's what you need to know to paint your model. This is based on photos of Glacier Girl, the P-38F recovered from the Greenland icecap, which has been restored a[...]
2019 has continued to be a year of incredible new mold kits and pleasant surprises and most have become available in the last quarter of the year. Just in time for the Christmas holiday season. The P-38 Lightning is one of them. And coming f[...]
First: it lives up to the hype. As someone who spent quite a bit of time around "Glacier Girl" when she was at Chino, Tamiya has definitely done their research. Not clear whether they did this off GG or the "White 33" restoration that Westpac Re[...]
Found this great documentary on YouTube. Interviews with test pilot and fighter pilots, interesting walk around and footage from actual use during WW 2. Might be of general interest and for those who are eager to lay their hands on Tamiya´s late[...]
Well,this kit was admired by me since the early 70ies. I never got it cause Airfix was easy to get, Revell kind of exotic American. No one else made a condor at that time.Thanks to eBay I got the Revell 1/72 scale FW-200 condor last winter. Orig[...]
Details on the new kit are below, was hoping for the late versions first up, nonetheless are long overdue new tool kit of a great WW2 aircraft. Looking forward to getting one and building soon!
Tamiya 61120 1/48 Lockheed P-38 F/G Lightning
Read their Facebook page earlier today, and to me it sure looks like their “new 1/48 aircraft” is the P-38 everyone was hoping for.
Here’s the link to the page that has some revealing photos